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Maintenance Materials Planner

Job Requisition ID:  33701

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

Solutia, Inc., a leading manufacturer of film interlayer products, has an immediate opening for a Maintenance Materials Planner at its Springfield, MA location. The Maintenance Materials Planner will be responsible for planning, coordinating and staging maintenance materials for the Indian Orchard site.



  • Drive the Zero Incident Mindset culture among the Maintenance Team
  • Drive continuous improvement efforts within Maintenance, including leading Stores optimization projects, mapping and streamlining materials ordering processes, and managing GMN request
  • Prepare/organize job plans, MOC packages and task sheets for Team Manager/Scheduler to give to crafts persons as jobs are assigned
  • Stage parts for longer term in designated areas documenting location(s) to ensure availability when needed 
  • Specify and coordinate parts and materials in advance of need and stage accordingly
  • Perform field walk downs with the appropriate resources to define work scope and requirements
  • Work within SAP to update job backlog status to update job backlog status to ensure all parts and tools are kitted and staged prior to scheduling
  • Manage 5S projects for maintenance shops and storage areas to ensure parts and tools across all area shops and buildings are organized efficiently
  • Utilize backlog analytic tools to monitor P&S effectiveness
  • Work closely with operations, planners and third-party personnel to understand job requirements and priorities
  • Responsible for GMN (spare part) creation, GMN updates/extensions/standardization, and SAP BOM creation and validations
  • Develop, maintain and update maintenance job plan packets within SAP and/or the job plan library
  • Develop PM/PD’s using SAP or other software
  • Evaluate jobs completed/in progress and compare to job plan
  • Initiate “Management of Change” process as needed
  • Build in environmental, safety and health steps in job plans
  • Create spare parts and equipment ID number lists, including changes
  • Determine and reserve resources needed for the job
  • Identify cost and efficiency improvement opportunities
  • Perform backup duties for Team Manager as needed
  • Support maintenance on off-shifts as part of a rotating on-call list



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a maintenance role
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and Outlook.  SAP proficiency required
  • Ability to read and interpret equipment drawing
  • Knowledge of operations/equipment in assigned area is preferred
  • Knowledge of the  “Management of Change”, Purchasing and Stores processes process and relevant HSES requirements
  • Strong planning, organization, facilitation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be a self-starter and able to manage multiple tasks at a time
  • Analytical skills and a desire to provide “attention to detail”
  • 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.