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Maintenance Planner

Job Requisition ID:  35682

Eastman Inc., a leading manufacturer of tire additive products, has an immediate opening for a Mechanical Engineer to be the 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:

• B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology

• 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 Project/Planning Experience

• Knowledge of Chemical Process Equipment

• Knowledge of OSHA PSM (Process Safety Management)

• Previous experience in a unionized manufacturing setting

• Ability to estimate work loads


Assists in the design, layout, testing, and evaluation of mechanical and electro-mechanical devices or systems. Performs product development activities including drawing board layout and interpretation and implementation of customer specifications and documentation requirements. Provides existing product line support in design activities and/or modification of hardware in production. Conducts engineering studies and may assign work to technical drafting staff.   Typically is the entry position for incumbents with necessary education and/or experience.


Entry. Performs routine assignments in the discipline or function. Typically requires a college or university degree or the equivalent work experience that provides knowledge and exposure to fundamental theories, principles and concepts. Develops competence by performing structured work assignments. Uses existing procedures to solve routine or standard problems. Works with direct supervision. Impact of work is primarily within own organization. 

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/Disability/Vet Eastman Chemical Company is an E-Verify employer.

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