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Mechanical Technician

Job Requisition ID:  39091

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


Reporting to the Newport site Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor, you will support the site maintenance effort carrying out typical maintenance activities including repair and inspection of pumps, vessels, rotating equipment, pipe breaking and pipe fitting. You will utilize machine shop skills such as lathes, drills and milling equipment in your daily activities. 



The Person


You will have achieved a time served qualification (i.e. an apprenticeship) in a relevant discipline and you will be safety conscious. The ideal candidate will have a flexible approach with regard to changing priorities in a busy work environment and be capable of working alone, under your own initiative, or effectively as part of a team. A good knowledge of  corrosion resistant equipment, pumps and relief valves would be an advantage so too would the ability to perform critical tasks within specified time constraints and schedules. You are fluent in English, have a good working knowledge of SAP and MS Word/Excel.

What We Offer


  • Company pension
  • Free private health care
  • Life Insurance 
  • Group Income Protection
  • Competitive salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • On-site gymnasium
  • Excellent working 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.

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