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Maintenance Mechanic

Job Requisition ID:  37692

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 2020 revenues of approximately $8.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit



•    Good Safety habits.
•    Know permit procedures (general, hot and entry).
•    Capable of repairing/rebuilding pumps and compressors, fans, gearboxes, and blowers.
•    Good knowledge of all pumps in the plant.
•    Understand all seal settings in different pump.
•    Understand pump alignments.
•    Understand bearing settings (tolerance, clearance).
•    Have an understanding of all compressors, valves, pistons, piston rods, crankshaft and bearing end clearances.
•    Thoroughly understand fin fans (bearings, pitch, motor load, actuator settings and variable speed motors and cog belts).
•    Understand gearboxes and blowers (gear and backlash setting).
•    Be able to operate light equipment (man lift, Drott, cherry picker and forklift).
•    Have boiler maker skills.
•    Understand exchangers (why and how).
•    Be able to pull all exchangers with or without exchanger pullers.
•    Understand column trays and down comer setting (why and how).
•    Have knowledge of R/V operations (why and how) and be able to use P&ID’s to check location and fill out shippers for repairs.
•    Fasteners (nuts, bolts, gaskets and hand and power tools).
•    Must be able to fill store's requisitions for parts in warehouse and sufficient knowledge of parts location.
•    Basic knowledge of welding and torch cutting equipment and procedures.
•    Be able to take and understand vibration readings.
•    Basic understanding of process operation (start-up, shutdown, flows and be able to set priorities).
•    Be able to read blueprints.
•    Be physically fit to perform assigned jobs which may include climbing
•    Must be complete all required training per the St. Gabriel Maintenance Department Training Schedule.
•    Be proactive safety leader, set/maintain high safety standards.
•    Participate actively in safety and quality subcommittees as assigned.
•    Make recommendations to supervisor in an ongoing basis to adjust warehouse inventory levels.
•    Requisition needed materials of assigned maintenance tasks and projects.
•    Take callouts and work turn-around to keep plant operating at present or full rates.
•    Keep abreast of new methodologies, work practices, software, technology, for application and use within the plant.
•    Fill out completions form on scheduled orders and give information to Scheduler so this person can maintain KPI’s for the maintenance group.
•    Assist in entering and completing MOC’s 
•    Enter notification as work is noticed to maintain a great functional plant. 



•    Speak, write, read, hear, and have good vision
•    Work outside in environmental conditions which at times include extreme heat or extreme cold
•    Wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) without restriction and pass any medical examination associated with the use of PPE.
•    Lift 50 pounds floor to waist
•    Push and pull 50 pounds horizontally
•    Carry 20 pounds while walking
•    Climb stairs and ladders
•    Extend arms through normal range of motion while standing and squatting
•    Ability to serve on emergency response team/fire brigade


  • High School diploma or GED required; Technical degree or certification highly recommended.


  • 2-5 years experience in a petrochemical or manufacturing environment 




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: Baton Rouge

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