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Mechanical Engineer
at Eastman Chemical
Monongahela, PA, PA

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Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.


This position is accountable for the mechanical maintenance and reliability engineering function for Flexsys America LP an Eastman Chemical Company plant located in Monongahela, PA (approximately 15 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA).  


This position provides expertise to support maintenance, operations, HSES and capital project activities.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Support operations and maintenance during on-going plant operations including troubleshooting, equipment repairs, and support during major turnarounds.
  • Provide input into capital project scope and detailed engineering to insure safe reliable plant design, production at target rates, and low life cycle costs.
  • Perform analysis of production loss and equipment failure data using statistical analysis tools and recommend projects to improve reliability.
  • Lead, facilitate, or participate in root cause analyses of process upsets and equipment failures to identify corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Coordinate engineering, repair and construction activities for plant alterations and improvements.
  • Lead problem solving teams to identify, design and implement improvements.
  • Coordinate and manage reliability project development, design, and installation.
  • Maintain and improve the site's PSM mechanical integrity program.



Required Experience & Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology (ABET accredited four year program)
  • 5+ years of experience in the chemical, power, or pulp and paper industry preferred.
  • Strong commitment to personnel and process safety.
  • Very service oriented and customer focused.
  • Broad based, hands on knowledge and experience with various types of rotating equipment, piping systems, and mechanical equipment and design (pumps, blowers, compressors, relief devices, tanks, piping, etc.)
  • Knowledge of materials of construction for chemical processes.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with other engineers, technicians, field maintenance forces, and contractors.
  • Knowledgeable with applicable code requirements, including ASME, API, ANSI, etc.
  • Knowledge of PSM Mechanical Integrity
  • Knowledgeable in using Preventive and Predictive Maintenance tools related to mechanical equipment.
  • Fluent in English. Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Advances problems toward resolution when encountering ambiguity or uncertainty
  • Results oriented, puts in extra effort and work to accomplish critical or difficult tasks.
  • Knowledge of Lean and or 6 Sigma an advantage.
  • SAP preferred CMMS (Computerize Maintenance Management System) experience and AutoCad.


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.

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