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Maintenance Contractor Coordinator - Longview, TX

Job Requisition ID:  38742

Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2015 revenues of approximately $9.6 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world.


Applicants must:

  • Complete application online. Applicants should receive an immediate e-mail confirmation stating that their application is complete; only complete applications will be accepted.
  • Upload a resume, including your work history and reasons for leaving.  Please highlight any relevant work experience that is in the preferred area of maintenance or construction crafts in a petrochemical / refinery plant environment.
  • Upload official high school or GED transcript, and any college/tech transcripts if identified on your application/resume for consideration.
  • Upload a copy of DD-214 if you served in the military.


Normally works under the supervision of a Contracting Services Team Manager. For awareness, Eastman requires pre-employment drug/alcohol and background screening.  In addition, random drug testing is conducted during employment.

Job functions include: 

  • Manage assigned contractor work including: coordinate field activities, monitor progress and verify quality.
  • Interface effectively with Eastman plant operating and maintenance personnel, nested contractors and short-term occasional use contractors.
  • Function as a liaison between contractors and internal Eastman plant customers.
  • Clearly communicate site specific safety and environmental expectations to contractor prior to initiation of field activities. 
  • Be an advocate for company policies such as the Safety, Responsible Care, Eastman Advantage, Energy and Quality Policies as well as the Eastman Basic Safety Expectations.


  • Monitor safety aspects of assigned contractor work activities relating to Eastman permitting process, work techniques, tool usage, equipment condition and safety behaviors.
  • Conduct field safety observations and audits as assigned and provide appropriate feedback.
  • Participate in and promote site safety programs including ALL-IN-FOR-SAFETY and Safety HAWKS among contractors as well as Eastman personnel.


  • Conduct field studies to gather data and track contractor “wrench time”.
  • Conduct audits of contractor jobs and Performance Management process to review schedule compliance, estimated vs. actual hours, permitting delays, and schedule breakers.
  • Review sample of contractor job estimates for planned work to verify reasonability.
  • Periodically audit contractor supplied data for metrics to verify reasonability.
  • Review contractor metrics to identify actionable trends and provide data for periodic management reviews


  • Maintain good knowledge of contractor service capabilities and make recommendations for specific applications.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with contractors to achieve quality, good service, and cost control for TXO.
  • Understand elements of contractual agreement with assigned contractors.
  • Conduct periodic audits of contractor timesheets and integrate into daily audit process.
  • Review assigned contractor invoices verifying compliance with contract requirements and documenting any discrepancies.
  • Work with contractor to develop, justify and implement improvement projects.
  • Possess function specific expertise to facilitate field management and inspection of assigned contractor work.
  • Participate in continuing education and training to increase knowledge of new technologies in assigned field of expertise.


  • As a Contracting Specialist in Contracting Services
    -You may be assigned responsibility for a specialty service within the group. Written expectations are available for each of the assignments and can be made available for your review upon request.
    -You may from time to time be assigned to work with the Construction Management Group to act as a project inspector on engineered work orders and capital projects. Job duties for a project inspector can be made available for your review upon request.


  • Comprehends and follows written and verbal instructions; communicates effectively.


  • Uses computers to:
    1. Access procedures and other information
    2. Access and complete required training
    3. Input/retrieve data
    4. Monitor contractor performance metrics
  • Follows all safety, environmental and company rules and policies. 
  • Performs other related duties as designated by supervision.


  • Interpersonal Requirements:
    1. Good Judgment
    2. Dependability
    3. Initiative
    4. Calm during emergencies
    5. Team player in a diverse work group



Candidates must have the following:

  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required; Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology or related program is an asset
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Must have a valid motor vehicle Driver’s License
  • Strong preference for minimum 5 years of experience in maintenance or construction crafts, coordinating execution work groups and/or project or quality control in a petrochemical / refinery plant environment.


Desirable Skills/Qualities:

•  Technical expertise from formal training and/or work experience in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Industrial maintenance or construction crafts
  2. Coordinating execution work groups
  3. Project or quality control

• Broad experience with maintenance or construction in a petrochemical / refinery facility.

• Knowledge of job estimating and productivity evaluation methods for  maintenance and construction crafts. 

• Technical knowledge in Excavation/Trenching or Working at Heights.

• Understanding of critical path scheduling and experience utilizing MS Project, Primavera or similar scheduling tools.

• Knowledge of process industry related safety and environmental policies and programs.

• Demonstrated commitment to the Behavior Based Safety process.

• Proficiency in SAP, Excel, and Access, including the ability to create basic spreadsheets

• Good verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to complete a variety of seemingly unrelated tasks simultaneously

• Ability to communicate clearly and tactfully with a broad range of people.

• Ability to plan ahead and handle many details

• Ability to work with limited supervision




Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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: Longview

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