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Mechanical Maintenance Project Engineer

Company description

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 2018 revenues of approximately $10 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. 

Job description

Job Summary

As mechanical maintenance project engineer you will be responsible for the support of Saflex manufacturing processes, products and services, trough effective solving of existing and/or emerging deficiencies, in order to establish worldwide leadership position. This includes professional trouble shooting assistance, cross-departmental transfer of knowledge, development of concept/strategy and implementation of efficient engineering projects.

Job Responsibilities

  • analyze, identify, develop and implement equipment improvements will be your main responsibility
  • manage and implement plant projects, as defined in the capital plan, according to project premises of safety, timing, quality, volume and cost.
  • coordinate and follow-up project activities by internal and external resources
  • provide technical expertise & assistance in case of acute/chronic equipment performance deficiencies within Saflex Manufacturing
  • prepare technical/educational material and present this information to various groups
  • maintain right to operate conditions in the Saflex process to assure the continuity of the Ghent operations
  • stay on top of extrusion based equipment technology
  • cultivate networks with people across a variety of functions and locations within the organization

Searched Profile

Candidate profile

You hold a Master’s degree in Mechanical engineering.

You are an autonomic, entrepreneurial and ambitious person who has high electromechanical engineering skills & knowledge with a focus on mechanical and equipment improvements of an automated extrusion and packaging line.

A team player with hands on mentality and excellent communication skills, who can communicate his technical expertise efficiently to others and who is capable of leading multi-discipline projects teams

Fluent in Dutch and English

We offer

Our spirit of innovation and collaboration along with our diversified business line creating challenges and opportunities for growth is what makes Eastman a great place to build a career. Here, you can find opportunities to grow professionally, competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, and a global work environment.

Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

Kazi competences

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A challenging team member tries to maximize each collaborative partner’s potential and engages everyone to strive for excellent performance.
Team player
A team player can engage action from each team member and likes to work in a team. The employee has an eye for atmosphere and trust.


In this job, the employee is often busy optimizing products or processes. This requires a healthy dose of creativity and imagination. The employee is challenged and must step out of his or her comfort zone frequently. A dynamic and constantly evolving environment, with its varying tasks and expectations, requires the employee to have a healthy entrepreneurial spirit.
In this job, it is important to continue training. This allows the employee to further develop and for career opportunities to materialize—both within the position, as well as toward another position. There is a lot of freedom in the order in which the tasks can be performed.

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