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Electrical Team Manager

Job Requisition ID:  39104

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


The essential functions are the fundamental requirements of the job. The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. Employees must exercise principles of safety, environmental management, quality management, and good housekeeping in all aspects of the job and must inform supervision of any unsafe practices or conditions.


Job Requirements:


Supervisor responsibilities include:
•    Supervises the Technicians and Craftsmen within area of responsibility
•    Knows and follows all safety and environmental rules/regulations that affect the work area, adhering to all job expectations and both company and department policies and procedures.
•    Perform weekly field audits 
•    Responsible for personnel development for direct reports
•    Leads a high-quality start of day meeting that clearly communicates expected safety and job performance behaviors and results.
•    Promotes teamwork and collaboration by spending time in the workplace interacting with team members.
•    Develops relationships to promote teamwork between organizations.
•    Spend some portion of their day in the work area or in the field coaching/supporting their employees. 
•    Ensure that the planner is protected from getting caught up in today’s activities or in work outside of their core role of planning future work. 


I&E Maintenance, Power Distribution, and Maintenance Services Execution responsibilities also include but are not limited to the following:
•    Manages I&E, Electrical Power Distribution, Analyzer and DCS support as well as general maintenance services for the site (HVAC, Plumbing, etc).
•    Serve as the primary contact for execution forces to ensure clear understanding of work/jobs.
•    Ensure operations is informed of scheduled work to be performed by execution forces and communicate special preparations.
•    Ensure the priority of work is understood by execution forces for planned and break in work.
•    Help Technicians and Craftsmen eliminate roadblocks such as permit delays, tool failure, unexpected problems, and questions. 
•    Proactively communicate changes in the schedule to the impacted groups’ primary contacts.
•    Collaborate daily with Planner and contractor schedulers to develop a rough draft of the next day’s schedule prior to daily meetings.
•    Attend weekly planning meeting to make sure the planners are engaged and getting a list of jobs they should be planning for the following week’s schedule. 
•    Participate in routine daily and weekly scheduling meetings with execution forces to review current work status, planned work and set priorities for the following day’s work.
•    Monitor spending to meet the department budget.
•    Monitor the status of Preventative Maintenance programs and coordinate work, as required, to support the compliance with these programs.  
•    Maintain a turnaround work list by identifying work which can only be executed during a plant turnaround and ensuring it is properly documented.
•    Review weekly schedule and make sure estimated hours are appropriate for the specific task.  Challenge where the estimate seems soft.  Provide feedback to the planner if hours need to be adjusted

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

•    Monthly analysis of workflow metrics for deviations with recommendations for resolution
•    Monthly status reports on improvement efforts being led or coordinated by this position


Interpersonal Requirements:
•    Relentlessly pursue and leverage market insights to guide strategies and make superior choices
•    Make courageous decisions to innovate and accelerate value creation
•    Optimistically focus on continual growth - pursuing superior outcomes for business & customer success
•    Have a bias for action, prioritizing issues and making sound decisions - appropriately accounting for uncertainty and risk
•    Adapt to changing market and customer opportunities quickly to deliver results in the most effective way


Prerequisites for this position are that the Maintenance Electrical Team Manager must have been trained in or have a good working knowledge of:
•    Electrical Journeyman designation or NCCER Electrical and Instrumentation Certification
•    High School Diploma/GED required; college preferred
•    At least 10 years of industrial experience in electrical and instrumentation field preferred
•    Leadership experience preferred

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: Galveston
Nearest Secondary Market: Houston

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