Technical Manager

Chestertown, MD 21620

Posted: 06/10/2022 Industry: Chemical Engineering Job Number: 6/10infoBK Experience:

Job Description

The Technical Manager is responsible for management of the site’s engineering team, maintenance department and for providing technical guidance to production and utilities operations. Responsibilities include but are not limited to safely maintaining reliable equipment throughout the site and leading the engineering team to complete both capital and non-capital projects to improve safety, reliability, and cost improvements. Will coordinate contractor activities when necessary.  This position is a part of the Site Leadership Team and requires skills to coordinate activities with corporate resources and technical expertise. This position reports to the Site Manager.

Technical Manager/Engineering/Chemical Engineer/Mechanical Engineer/Chemicals/Manufacturing/PSM/Engineering Manager

As a Technical Manager job duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Lead with a Zero-Incident mindset and support the site process safety management system (PSM) including maintaining process safety information for completion of required PHA’s
  • Complete required monthly BBS observations and life critical safety audits
  • Coach and mentor direct reports using the corporate PMP system to identify responsibilities, establish career goals, provide opportunities for development and growth and to reward appropriate performance and/or mentor to correct deficiencies
  • Actively involved in hiring and onboarding efforts that include recruiting, screening, interviewing, mentoring and coaching activities
  • Provide leadership as capital coordinator for project related cost and efficiency improvements including all capital projects
  • Ensure that all projects and equipment conform to Eastman corporate standards 
  • Work with offsite resources when necessary to assist with process and project engineering and implementation activities
  • Ensure that site mechanical and electrical systems are adequately maintained including the mechanical integrity program, critical spare inventories, and equipment vendor inspections etc.
  • Represent the site on corporate teams as necessary


Job Code: 6/10infoBK

Job Requirements

As a Technical Director job requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • B.S. Chemical or Mechanical Engineering degree
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in the chemical industry
  • Experience could include operations, projects, and other leadership positions with demonstrated leadership skills

Ideal qualifications but not absolutely necessary:

  • Experience in a PSM facility and batch plant operations would be
  • Knowledge of process equipment and process design
  • Capability to plan and manage capital projects and schedules
  • Knowledge of equipment specifications & standards such as ASME, ANSI, API, NFPA etc.
  • Understanding of Root Cause Failure Analysis
  • Understanding of Six Sigma
  • Experience with SAP maintenance program
  • General computer skills such as Microsoft Office
  • Good organization and communication skills with the ability to solicit input and support of others at various levels in the organization
  • Some knowledge of Stage Gate Capital Work systems


Technical Manager/Engineering/Chemical Engineer/Mechanical Engineer/Chemicals/Manufacturing/PSM/Engineering Manager


Job Code: 6/10infoBK

*Due to the high volume of applications, only those qualified for the position will be contacted.

Additional Information

Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. 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

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