Eastman Mechanical Integrity & Reliability Engineer in Pace, Florida

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 2016 revenues of approximately $9.0 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

Mechanical Reliability Engineer – Pace, FL

The Mechanical Integrity & Reliability Engineer is responsible for analyzing and continuously improving plant equipment reliability and mechanical integrity to achieve the highest degree of equipment effectiveness at the lowest sustainable cost. This position reports to the site Maintenance Manager.

Responsibilities Include

  • 100% compliance with the site Total Safety Process (TSP). Actively participate in TSP activities such as inspections, audits, APT submittals and near miss investigations. Support safety reviews (hazard reviews, ORI’s, PSSR’s, audits) as needed.

  • Direct and manage the site mechanical integrity program. This includes:

  • Interface with maintenance coordinator to ensure prioritization of work orders

  • Collaborate with Operations and Maintenance leadership to ensure that equipment inspections are conducted according to agreed-upon schedules

  • Analyze and record information from mechanical integrity inspections and analyses

  • Investigate fixed and rotating equipment failures, determine root cause, recommend and oversee appropriate solutions to eliminate / reduce failure

  • Ensure that equipment work history is captured and updated

  • Design and specify alterations and revisions to improve equipment reliability

  • Own the site’s MI database using Meridium software. Ensure the data is maintained in “evergreen” status. Become and remain completely conversant with the software tool, its functionality, and the contents of the database.

  • Develop and update inspection plans as appropriate in accordance with industry standards, Eastman specifications and RAGAGEP.

  • Drive the site Reliability program. This includes:

  • Schedule and chair recurring reliability meetings

  • Identify problematic equipment and develop solutions to correct issues

  • Ensure action items are managed to closure

  • Review equipment history, identify failure trends, and develop corrective actions to improve life cycle

  • Record and review reliability KPIs [e.g. mean time between failure (MTBF)]

  • Troubleshoot equipment problems using pump and compressor curves, equipment specification sheets to ensure that equipment is operating as designed

  • Review history to determine MTBF for critical and problematic equipment

  • Direct the site Preventive/Predictive maintenance program. This includes:

  • Perform RCM and FMEA analyses on critical mechanical and rotating equipment

  • Ongoing assessment and development of Preventative / Predictive Maintenance programs for critical mechanical and rotating equipment.

  • Stay abreast of and evaluate new methodologies, work practices, equipment/machinery technology, etc. for application and use within the plant

  • Implement maintenance-driven capital projects

  • Provide technical support to field maintenance as required to resolve mechanical problems

  • Ensure that all maintenance work is performed in accordance with maintenance engineering standards and to the highest quality

Education and Experience

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering

  • Have experience with design codes: ASME Pressure Vessel Code (specifically Sec I and Sec VIII), API 620, API 650, ASME B31.1 and B31.3.

  • Have experience with inspection and repair codes: NBIC (repair and re-rating of ASME pressure vessels), API 653, API 510, and API 570.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS: 5+ years’ experience in the petrochemical industry


The successful candidate must:

  • Have good written, listening and verbal communication skills. Strong multi-tasking skills.

  • Be a team player in a team environment

  • Have the ability to respond to call outs and flexibility to work extended hours (including weekends and holidays if needed)

  • Proficiency with SAP and Meridium software applications is preferred. Have a strong background in applications such as Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, Power Point, SharePoint etc.

  • Have a desire to work hands-on in a plant operating environment

  • Problem solving skills including the ability to organize and analyze large quantities of technical data and information to make creative and balanced decisions

  • Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative and work successfully in cross functional teams

  • Familiarity with code requirements and using process safety tools (PHA, MOC, Root Cause Analysis, etc)

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.