Mechanical Reliability Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  51687

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


Role Profile

As a Mechanical reliability Engineer you will be responsible for projects and provide day-to-day support to drive reliability improvements to enable safe, reliable Plant Operations.


  • Support operations and maintenance during on-going plant operations including troubleshooting, equipment repairs, and support during major turnarounds
  • Provide input into capital project scope and detailed engineering to insure safe reliable plant design, production at target rates, and low life cycle costs
  • Perform analysis of production loss and equipment failure data using statistical analysis tools and recommend projects to improve reliability
  • Lead, facilitate, or participate in root cause analyses of process upsets and equipment failures to identify corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence
  • Coordinate engineering, repair and construction activities for plant alterations and improvements,
  • Lead problem solving teams to identify, design and implement improvements
  • Coordinate and manage reliability project development, design, and installation


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3-5 years of experience with emphasis on reliability engineering
  • Familiarity with process industry standards and applicable codes like ASME, API, ANSI, etc.
  • Experience with rotating equipment, piping systems, and mechanical equipment and design (pumps, blowers, compressors, relief devices, tanks, piping, etc)
  • Experience with mechanical integrity (MI) requirements (tank, pressure vessel, piping inspections) which support OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Experience with SAP Maintenance systems and AutoCad software
  • Knowledge of PSM Mechanical Integrity and materials of construction for chemical processes
  • Strong communication and technical skills
  • High degree of initiative
  • Ability to contribute individually and as a leader in a team environment

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, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected classes as designated 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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