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Maintenance Mechanic

Job Requisition ID:  33702

Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2016 revenues of approximately $9.0 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world. For more information, visit


Solutia, Inc., a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company, a leading manufacturer of film interlayer products, has an immediate opening for a Maintenance Mechanic at its Springfield, MA location. The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for performing general maintenance mechanic work as required to maintain safe and reliable operations.



  • Safely perform general maintenance work as required, including repairs, modifications, and inspections
  • Perform maintenance repairs and/or troubleshooting on rotating and fixed equipment (pumps, blowers, compressors, piping, valves, heat exchangers, gear reducers, hydraulic systems, boilers, steam systems, pressure vessels, storage tanks)
  • Perform work using a forklift, man-lift, dollies, machine shop machine tools (lathe, milling machine, drill press) and other equipment
  • Operate rigging equipment such as hoists, overhead cranes and mobile cranes
  • Perform a wide variety of predictive and preventative maintenance tasks
  • Perform precision tasks (fitting of bearings, aligning gears and shafts, connecting couplings and belts to precise tolerances)
  • Use of SAP Plant Maintenance Module for accessing and documenting maintenance work and ordering parts
  • Understand and be proficient at taking precision measurements, including precision laser alignment
  • Write, review and follow all standard operating and maintenance procedures and job plans
  • Understand, troubleshoot and resolve maintenance issues utilizing technical skills, equipment, and information such as drawings and manuals
  • Review and follow all safety rules, procedures and practices for the safety of themselves, other employees and contractors
  • Actively participate in all plant related Health, Safety, Environmental and Security training, policies and programs



  • HS Diploma or equivalent required
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience performing maintenance and/or construction of mechanical equipment and systems in industrial field preferred
  • Strong mechanical aptitude for trouble-shooting and problem solving
  • A strong commitment to working safely and to the safety of others.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively

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.