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Master Mechanic

Job Requisition ID:  32708

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

Eastman Inc., a leading manufacturer of tire additive products, has an immediate opening for a Master Mechanic at its Sauget, IL location. This position is responsible for maintaining site equipment following the site established maintenance processes. Primarily performs or assists others with repairs, preventive maintenance and feedback to improve maintenance plans for routine maintenance work, and shutdowns for Manufacturing & Site support equipment. This position reports to the Mechanical Maintenance Team Manager.



  • Perform professional repairs to plant equipment, while supplying feedback to improve maintenance plans
  • Repair, adjust, and align machines that will include pumps, blowers, fans, etc.
  • Understand the application requirements for insulation on mechanical systems
  • Repair, fabricate, and install process/utility piping
  • Understand rigging, scaffold erection, safe operation of maintenance equipment and shop tools
  • Utilize manuals, drawings, sketches, specifications, and established processes (e.g. MOC Process, etc.)
  • Exercise principles of safety and good housekeeping, and initiate action to address unsafe conditions and practices
  • Collaborate with Maintenance Supervision, Engineering, and others for establishing the setup of spare parts for equipment
  • Work with operations, engineering, and others to help identify and clarify the need for new maintenance job plans and provide input to improve existing job plans
  • Red-line drawings and work with engineering and others to coordinate drawing changes
  • Conduct inspections and job site walk-downs (e.g. roofing, buildings, job sites, etc.)


Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 5 years of experience in a Master Mechanic role or certificate of completion of industrial equipment repair from technical school
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to read and interpret equipment drawings
  • 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

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.