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Mechanical Project Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  25858

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 2018 revenues of approximately $10 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit

Solutia, Inc., a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company, has an opening at their Springfield, MA location for a Mechanical Project Engineer. At Solutia, our employees drive continuous improvement by using innovative thinking, consistently displaying adaptability and high level of bias for action. We constantly seek ways to increase quality and efficiency and actively contribute to improve the site's performance, at every level, on a daily basis.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide Project Management & Mechanical Engineering technical support during the design, construction and deocumentation phases of capital projects.
  • Implement projects as a project manager while providing mechanical engineering lead expertise for small to mid-size capital and non-capital projects using Solutia’s World Class Project Management process
  • Define scope and alternatives for capital projects and provide engineering support from feasibility, front end engineering, construction, and project start up
  • Design, specify, install and troubleshoot process modifications and equipment for projects
  • Lead cross functional teams comprised of Solutia and Outside Contracted engineers while being able to work individually
  • Provide CMR (contractor management representative) support to assure oversight of job execution
  • Provide day-to-day technical support to manufacturing operations, trouble-shoot upset situations and support maintenance shutdowns
  • Investigate, recommend and implement new technology for continuous improvements
  • Provide technical support via on-call support



  • Bachelor's Degree in mechanical engineering
  • Minimum of 7 years related Project Engineering experience
  • Knowledge of Project Management processes
  • Demonstrated Leadership Skills in managing cross functional project teams
  • Ability to manage multiply projects at once
  • Good communication, technical, and organizational skills
  • High degree of initiative to drive projects through from feasibility to startup
  • Ability to contribute individually and in a team environment
  • Management of Change experience
  • Process Safety Management experience, a plus

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.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield MA

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