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Electrical Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  27023


Eastman Texas City Electrical Power Distribution Reliability Engineer




The Electrical Power Distribution Reliability Engineer’s primary job responsibility is to ensure the integrity of Electrical Power Distribution systems as well as lead or support reliability efforts at Eastman Chemical’s Texas City site. This position will report to the Area Manager of the Maintenance Department and interfaces with Operations, Safety, Logistics, and Engineering daily.


Job Responsibilities:


Electrical Power Distribution responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


  • Support the activities of Maintenance Leaders and Technicians

  • Providing technical expertise to resolve plant issues and repairs

  • Support efforts to maintain site engineering standards within areas of expertise

  • Train site personnel on the proper care and / or repair of equipment as needed to support reliability improvement process

  • Develop and/or review various equipment specifications

  • Recommend spare parts for reliability-critical equipment

  • Promote standardization on equipment with demonstrated high reliability and ease of maintenance

  • Benchmarking of reliability best-practices

  • Maintain relationships with various technical and business organizations that focus on reliability and maintenance issues



  • Analyze Maintenance Records, PM records and perform field audits to identify potential problems and needed changes to power distribution system


  • Managing in-house PM databases and maintaining all required documentation to comply with state and federal regulations

  • Generating MOCs to communicate changes in equipment, policies, and procedures

  • Revising and developing Maintenance and Inspection procedures


Reliability responsibilities also include:


  • Lead or support site effort to reduce equipment failures, operating costs, and production losses in all manufacturing units of the Texas City plant

  • Develop and report equipment wellness measures for the site with emphasis on identifying poor performers and high cost items

  • Establish and maintain both short and long-range reliability improvement plan(s)

  • Lead investigation into the root cause of equipment failures

  • Identify and champion “high-value” capital replacements

  • Identify cost effective repairs


Project Coordinator responsibilities also include but are not limited to the following:


  • Lead reliability capital projects in area of expertise




Department Support responsibilities also include but are not limited to the following:


  • Fill Department roles as assigned to ensure efficient operation of the Maintenance Department as assigned such as (MOC Coordinator, Quality Coordinator, Environmental Coordinator, Cost analysis, etc.)




Routine Reporting responsibilities also include but are not limited to the following:


  • Monthly analysis on reliability failures looking for short and long-term trends with recommendations for resolution

  • Monthly status reports on improvement efforts being led or coordinated by this position

  • Monthly status of capital projects relating to area of responsibility for current projects as well as 5-year capital forecast





Must meet the following: 


  • Bachelor of Science – Electrical Engineering
  • Five-plus years of related high voltage electrical experience