Maintenance Mechanic

Job Requisition ID:  51434

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 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2023 revenue of approximately $9.2 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit



  • 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 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience performing maintenance of mechanical equipment and systems in industrial field desired
  • Strong mechanical aptitude for trouble-shooting and problem solving
  • A strong commitment to working safely and to the safety of others

Eastman Team Member Commitment To Safety

At Eastman, the safety of our employees, visitors, and the communities in which we operate is a core value of our culture. We must remember that we earn the right to operate in our communities, and we always want to send our fellow team members home safely. All team members must commit to:

  • Operating with a zero-incident mindset and always take time to do the job safely. Never executing an activity that does not follow procedure or cannot be done safely. 
  • Stopping any process or work that is deemed unsafe.
  • Following all procedures and training that have been established in designated work areas and raising concerns if there is not a way to follow procedures as currently written. 
  • Following the Eastman Life Critical Processes and Basic Safety Expectations.
  • Actively identifying and eliminating hazards in the workplace and watching out for the safety of co-workers. 
  • Always using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as it applies to the job and specific tasks.
  • Reporting all job-related injuries or illnesses and near-miss incidents in a timely manner.

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, 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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