Maintenance Specialist

Job Requisition ID:  48340

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 2022 revenues of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit 


Maintenance and Construction Technologist

The Maintenance and Construction Technologist’s primary job responsibility is to maintain and improve infrastructure systems supporting the Maintenance Department, as well as coordinate construction efforts at the site. This position will report to the Area Manager of the Maintenance Department and routinely interface with Maintenance, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Logistics, as well as the Safety and Environmental Department.


Maintenance Support responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
•    Maintain and improve infrastructure systems supporting the Maintenance Department
•    Monitor and audit the health of the maintenance work processes and routinely report to the Area Manager
•    Support Maintenance Team Managers in maintaining thorough on-boarding and refresher training processes for their teams
•    Assist in reviewing and updating training documentation
•    Support development of procedures, job plans and checklists
•    Ensure that up-to-date procedures are maintained on all aspects of the department
•    Assist in developing spare parts strategy
•    Identify innovative tools to improve safety, quality and efficiency of work
•    Identify tools and methodologies for preventative and predictive maintenance
•    Develop systems and strategies to optimize maintenance execution
•    Provide tools and training, as necessary, to support Maintenance Team Managers ensuring that their teams are familiar with all safety and environmental rules/regulations that affect the work area
Capital Projects Construction Coordinator responsibilities also include, but are not limited to, the following:

•    Coordinate capital project field construction as needed
•    Supervise job activity related to assigned projects to ensure that they are executed according to the plan and schedule
•    Work with Maintenance Team Managers to manage resources to support project load
Routine Reporting responsibilities also include, but are not limited to, the following:
•    Monthly analysis of performance metrics for deviations with recommendations for resolution
•    Monthly status reports on improvement efforts being led or coordinated by this position

Required Qualifications

•    18 Years of Age with a High School diploma or GED 
•    10+ years of related experience in Maintenance or Construction; preferably in a chemical plant or refinery setting
•    Must possess or obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card prior to first day of employment
•    Possess a current, valid license to operate a motor vehicle in the United States.
•    Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship (U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident)
•    Possess skills, knowledge, and training related to implementation of life critical processes: LOTO, system and process openings, working at heights, hot work, confined space entry, energized electrical work.
•    Basic understanding of window-based programs: MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills 
•    Well-developed teamwork and leadership skills
•    Self-initiated learning 
•    Time management processes and skills
•    Self-initiated corrective actions/follow-through


Preferred Qualifications

•    5+ years creating new procedures and updating existing procedures for the department and or area of expertise. Proven contribution to standardization of procedures, recommendations and best practices.
•    5+ years creating and maintaining training material including qualification standards, manuals, checklists, and training documents.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

•    Must be willing and able to work outside, year-round under various weather conditions. Eastman is a 24-hour, 365 days per year operations.
•    The candidate must be capable of climbing (scaffolds, towers, vessels, etc.) and working at heights.
•    Able to lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds
•    Able to wear appropriate protective equipment
•    Basic computer skills are a requirement for this position
•    The critical competencies for this position are communication, teamwork, problem solving and decision-making, results orientation, initiative, relationship building, and technological orientation.

Eastman Team Member Commitment to Safety

At Eastman, the safety of our employees, visitors, and the communities in which we operate is a core value of our culture. We must remember that we earn the right to operate in our communities, and we always want to send our fellow team members home safely. All team members must commit to:

•    Operating with a zero-incident mindset and always take time to do the job safely. Never executing an activity that does not follow procedure or cannot be done safely. 
•    Stopping any process or work that is deemed unsafe.
•    Following all procedures and training that have been established in designated work areas and raising concerns if there is not a way to follow procedures as currently written. 
•    Following the Eastman Life Critical Processes and Basic Safety Expectations.
•    Actively identifying and eliminating hazards in the workplace and watching out for the safety of co-workers. 
•    Always using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as it applies to the job and specific tasks.
•    Reporting all job-related injuries or illnesses and near-miss incidents in a timely manner. 

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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Houston

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