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Maintenance Engineer - CM&S

Job Requisition ID:  44520

Eastman’s current hiring policy encourages and prefers new hires be fully vaccinated before reporting to work in this role when possible. 

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


Role Responsibilities

  • Participate in the daily Operations and Maintenance meetings as available to maintain understanding of daily challenges and pain points.
  • Assist in reviewing and updating training documentation as requested.
  • Drive continuous improvement of maintenance procedures and checklists.
  • Support daily and weekly priority-based scheduling as needed.
  • Own spare parts strategy to optimize tradeoffs between inventory commitment and equipment
  • Identify innovative technologies to improve safety, quality, and efficiency of work.
  • Identify tools and methodology for preventative and predictive maintenance downtime.
  • Drive asset criticality assessments for assigned areas.
  • Develop and maintain asset management strategies for equipment in assigned areas
  • Drive reduction in mean time to repair for critical equipment failures
  • Support immediate production reliability events as they arise.
  • Originate and develop analysis to rapidly repair equipment by studying operating and repair manuals.
  • Acquire failure data and prepare maintenance plans for restoring equipment to operating condition in a minimum amount of time.
  • Gather and examine maintainability problem data from field study or database and develop well-defined repair techniques, principles, and procedures.
  • Prepare general diagrams, charts, drawings and spare parts requirements for maintenance planners.
  • Make recommendations for improving equipment repair cycles.
  • Determine cost advantages of alternatives and develop action plans that comply with customer demands for timely repairs of equipment.
  • Perform detailed maintainability studies and calculations of component/system downtime.  Help establish good maintenance practices.
  • Initiate elemental engineering studies into equipment/process repair time and present findings and recommendations to leadership.



  • Minimum of a BS degree in Engineering; Mechanical or Electrical preferred.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in a manufacturing environment.



Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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