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Maintenance Team Manager

Job Requisition ID:  40081

Eastman Inc., a leading manufacturer of tire additive products, has an immediate opening for an Team Manager at its Sauget, IL location. This position is responsible for supporting and optimizing both field execution and work order planning processes for maintenance activities in the assigned areas of responsibility. This position will work closely with the Maintenance Department. The Team Manager has direct supervisory oversight and performance accountability for the maintenance activities performed by the in-house plant mechanics and electricians and select contractors. This position reports to the Maintenance Manager.



  • Ensure that all maintenance tasks are performed in a manner that is supportive of the site core value of achieving an incident –free workplace.
  • Demonstrate behaviors and establish expectations that support the vision and a strategy for achieving excellence with respect to all site maintenance activities.
  • Manage and optimize maintenance performance and productivity through the establishment of clear performance expectations, coaching on individual performance and delivery of appropriate recognition and accountability for results.
  • Provide technical/problem solving assistance for mechanics and work to further develop the independent problem-solving abilities of maintenance employees.
  • Work collaboratively with the site Reliability Team to achieve significant improvement in the operational reliability of critical process equipment.

Job Planning Responsibilities:

  • Backlog management including participation in weekly backlog reviews
  • Participate in the development of a weekly schedule
  • Plan of routine, improvement and turnaround maintenance work orders
  • Assist in development/upgrade of maintenance work plans in SAP
  • Assist in development/upgrade of Bill of Materials (BOMs) for all equipment.
  • Assist in entry of Equipment Master Data
  • Compliance with preventive and predictive work order completion targets
  • Coordinate work with outside resources
  • Collaborate with the site Procurement/Stores function to optimize Stores functionality and spare parts availability for planned work
  • Assist planner in preparation for jobs including scope development by physically inspecting the job, identifying necessary resources, procurement of parts and materials to execute the job, and estimate of labor
  • Procure drawings and specifications
  • Manage permit requirements
  • Evaluation of maintenance plan creation or upgrade
  • Evaluation of preventive/predictive maintenance tasks
  • Ensure job walk downs are completed to mitigate concerns and share learnings/observations with the crew
  • Observe work execution and hold craft persons accountable for safety behaviors, following the job plans, and quality of workmanship


Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED required
  • 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:

  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a maintenance position supporting chemical operations is highly preferred

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

Job Segment: Maintenance, ERP, Chemical Research, SAP, Procurement, Manufacturing, Technology, Engineering, Operations