Share this Job

Maintenance Planner

Job Requisition ID:  25658

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 2018 revenues of approximately $10 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit

Eastman Inc., a leading manufacturer of tire additive products, has an immediate opening for a Mechanical Maintenance Planner at its Sauget, IL location. This position is responsible for overall planning of the maintenance work. This position will work closely with the Department Maintenance Team Managers and Coordinators to help plan & schedule daily work as well as shutdown activities. The Planner will not have direct supervisory responsibility but will assist with this function when needed. This position reports to the Site Maintenance Lead.



  • Prepare/organize job packages: Safety, Tools, Instructions, Parts, Resources, Documentation (drawings, pictures, sketches), MOC, etc…for Team Manager/Scheduler to give to crafts persons as jobs are assigned
  • Perform field walk downs with the appropriate resources to define work scope and requirements
  • Work closely with operations personnel to understand job requirements and priorities
  • Work within SAP to update job backlog status and add materials when needed
  • Specify and request parts and materials in advance of need and stage accordingly
  • Develop, maintain and update Task Lists for recurring maintenance jobs
  • Evaluate jobs completed or in progress and compare to job plan
  • Maintain up to date equipment records
  • Maintain spare parts, BOMs (Bill of Materials)
  • Participate in Daily & Weekly Scheduling meetings
  • Develop and Maintain Preventive and Predictive Maintenance Plans
  • Maintain ISO critical and Regulatory test equipment and records
  • Prepare SOR documents for jobs meeting capital requirements or any job that may exceed $40K
  • Identify cost and efficiency improvement opportunities
  • Work with outside contractors as needed
  • Collaboration with the site Reliability Team to implement a world-class reliability program for critical process equipment
  • Planning and scheduling activities for maintenance shutdowns
  • Perform backup duties for Team Managers as needed


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a Maintenance or Operations role
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to read and interpret equipment drawings
  • Keyboarding proficiency
  • Must be a self-starter and able to manage multiple tasks at a time
  • Strong planning, organization, facilitation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills and a desire to provide “attention to detail”


Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP proficiency
  • Previous Maintenance Planning Experience
  • Knowledge of Chemical Process Equipment
  • Knowledge of OSHA PSM (Process Safety Management)
  • A proven track record of achieving results and affecting positive culture change in a union environment would be advantageous
  • Ability to estimate work loads

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: St Louis

Job Segment: Maintenance, ERP, Law, SAP, Application Developer, Manufacturing, Technology, Legal