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Mechanical Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  41504

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

The Position


The successful candidate will report to the Newport site Engineering Manager and provide mechanical design expertise to the project team. 

The Role


  • Preparation of detailed drawings and design packages to allow piping/equipment to be fabricated and installed;
  • Support capital projects from conception and ensure the approval, design, procurement, construction and commissioning are safe, efficient and maintainable;
  • Accountable for ensuring that assigned projects comply with all relevant internal and external standards and requirements;
  • Provide the Projects Manager (or designee) with expenditure forecasts for assigned projects;
  • Undertake the mechanical engineering design for assigned projects;
  • Actively undertake safety participation activities and assigned site safety actions. 

The Person


Will ideally be working towards becoming a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and be a degree qualified Mechanical Engineer with several years' experience working in a similar environment. 


Key Experience would ideally include:


  • Mechanical design experience within the chemical industry;
  • Experience in the specification of equipment and preparation of tender documentation;
  • Project management experience;
  • Working in and leading multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Supervision and monitoring of site construction activities;
  • High degree of initiative and ability to plan, prioritise, and work with minimal supervision;
  • Cost estimation;
  • Drafting experience using Microstation V8i (Series 3). 

What We Offer


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience;
  • 25 days annual leave;
  • Defined Contribution Pension Scheme;
  • Free private medical insurance*;
  • Life Assurance Scheme;
  • Group Income Protection;
  • Excellent working environment.


*Taxable benefit in kind

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

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