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Mechanical Technician

Job Requisition ID:  47153

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

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


The ideal candidate will:


  • Have achieved a time served qualification (i.e., an apprenticeship) in a relevant discipline or equivalent. 
  • Be safety conscious. 
  • Have a flexible approach with regard to changing priorities in a busy work environment.
  • Be capable of working alone under their own initiative or effectively as part of a team. 


What We Offer


  • Starting salary of £35,020.00 per annum. 
  • Additional Hours payment of £2,590.00 per annum.
  • On call and call out payments. 
  • Contributory pension up to 9% employers contributions. 
  • Annual performance bonus plan. 
  • Free private medical insurance and discounted rates for dependents. 
  • Life Insurance.
  • Group Income Protection.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Opportunity to increase annual leave entitlement to 37 days per annum through our compressed working initiative. 
  • Employee Team Recognition monetary awards. 
  • Cycle to work scheme. 
  • On-site gymnasium.
  • Excellent working environment. 
  • Free car parking. 


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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