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Engineering and Maintenance Mgr - Monongahela, PA

Job Requisition ID:  39620

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 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2020 revenues of approximately $8.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit




This position is accountable for the Engineering and Maintenance function for Flexsys America LP and Eastman Chemical Company plant located in Monongahela, PA (approximately 15 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA)


The Engineering and Maintenance Manager will be responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Maintenance, Reliability, and Engineering Teams. As a member of the Plant leadership team you will be responsible for developing strategies for improving plant asset reliability. Key role deliverables include, but is not limited to the following:


  • Ensure the safe, efficient, and cost-effective management of the overall maintenance, engineering and reliability processes and activities to ensure maximum equipment reliability and assets preservation.
  • Ensure all planned projects are implemented on time, on budget and meet the stated objective.
  • Lead Preventive, Predictive and Reliable Manufacturing Processes which follow industry past practices.
  • Lead and develop the Maintenance, Reliability & Engineering teams.
  • Manage/control maintenance cost and capital project portfolio to achieve target results while ensuring budgets are prepared, met and variances explained with appropriate action taken as required
  • Manage the plant's CMMS optimizing spare parts/materials inventory and maintenance work to minimize unplanned downtime and operating cost as well as ensuring the MRO inventory meets proper business requirements.
  • Lead the continuous improvement of key performance indicators to increase asset life and department budget cost effectiveness.
  • Lead and perform necessary root cause analysis on asset failures and implement identified actions to improve manufacturing reliability.
  • Demonstrate success in leading change and driving improvement.
  • Be accountable for all plant asset outcomes.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a PSM covered chemical plant, OR pulp and paper industry.
  • Experience with ISO Quality and Environment management systems.
  • Knowledge of Project Management Best Practices and Methodology.
  • Use and knowledge of SAP’s Plant and Materials Management.
  • Experience working in a Union environment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 7+ years’ experience leading and improving maintenance and reliability in an industrial OSHA PSM covered environment where managing personnel, logistics, production, and workplace safety were a requirement.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with experience successfully leading and developing a team of engineers.
  • Demonstrated success implementing & optimizing reliability maintenance systems and processes.
  • Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and facility systems.
  • Excellent leadership skills that include proven ability to coach and develop team members to a higher level of performance, ability to work in a team environment actively promoting collaboration, teamwork, and conflict resolution.
  • Experience developing and managing budgets to maximize asset reliability.
  • Demonstrated planning, organizing and problem-solving skills with ability to manage multiple priorities and projects concurrently.
  • Demonstrated experience with Root Cause Analysis tools.
  • Exemplary communication skills, both written and oral, as well as highly developed interpersonal skills.


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: Pittsburgh

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