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Maintenance Manager

Job Requisition ID:  36584

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 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA


The Maintenance Manager at the Pace site is vital to driving world-class maintenance & reliability programs.This position reports to the Site Manager and is a key member of the Site Leadership Team. 

  • The Maintenance Mgr will provide leadership, coaching and development to the Maintenance Team (18 employees) to deliver high-performing services including contractor & 3rd party maintenance support
  • Develop Maintenance organizational capabilities to deliver world class reliability and cost performance
  • Establish strong relationship/partnership with all functional areas
  • Manage conflicting site-wide priorities to balance schedule compliance and cost effective resource allocations
  • Define HSES standards for Maintenance department and drive programs to achieve a Zero incident mindset culture
  • Develop and manage annual maintenance budget to support business strategy
  • Utilize key performance indicators to continually improve planning, scheduling and work execution effectiveness
  • Ensure site mechanical integrity program meets or exceeds requirements of all corporate SOP’s, regulations and industry best practices using a risk-based approach
  • Ensure Root Cause Analyses (RCA’s) are performed to identify and eliminate equipment failure
  • Represent Pace site on Eastman’s World-wide Maintenance & Reliability team
  • Manage process unit turnarounds to ensure all work is executed safely, on-schedule and on budget


  • BS Mechanical or Electrical Engineer
  • 7+ years’ experience in Maintenance or related field in a chemical or petrochemical manufacturing environment 
  • Exceptional leadership/coaching skills, ability to build effective teams
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to establish strong partnerships with internal customer groups
  • SAP proficiency required
  • Knowledge of the “Management of Change” process regarding Process Safety Management
  • Knowledge of relevant HSES requirements
  • Knowledge of Purchasing and Stores processes


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: Pensacola

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