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Maintenance Mechanical Inspection Technician

Job Requisition ID:  39530

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


This summarizes the purpose, essential functions, and major duties of the job. 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.


Maintenance  responsibilities include:

  • Performs inspections of fixed equipment and piping systems, to achieve compliance with OSHA, DOT, Texas State Boiler Law, and all Coast Guard and environmental regulations
  • Performs cathodic protection surveys on tank floors, underground and outside pipelines to insure adequate corrosion protection
  • Supports maintenance with practical repair method recommendations/approvals within specs and standards
  • Ensures compliance with applicable codes and standards on new construction of fixed equipment
  • Provides QC/QA support to maintenance on repairs
  • Develops packages for and keeps records of all inspections and repairs including sketching of isometric drawings
  • Adds new equipment and measurements into mechanical integrity management system (PCMS)
  • Provides support for Eastman’s off-site pipelines including responding to 811 calls, flagging lines and coordinating any required repairs with the appropriate Eastman Maintenance personnel
  • Supports efforts from Maintenance Engineers


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

  • Issues reports on fixed equipment inspection findings and repair recommendations 
  • Monthly status reports on improvement efforts being led or coordinated by this position



  • Inspector must have the training and experience to evaluate equipment condition for fitness for service and to determine acceptability of repair methods.
  • API 510 Certification
  • API 653 Certification
  • API 570 Certification
  • PMI Certification
  • ASNT – TC1A Level II Visual
  • PT, MT and UT (Thickness) 

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

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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