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Chemical Operator

Job Requisition ID:  39782

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 2020 revenues of approximately $8.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


The selected individual will assure all production activities are conducted in a safe, responsible and environmentally sound manner in compliance with all regulatory requirements and company policies. This includes:


  • Maintaining, controlling and monitoring process equipment following standard operating procedures
  • Troubleshooting process problems as necessary and performing minor maintenance
  • Staying abreast of process changes and communicating status at shift turnover meetings
  • Taking samples and performing minor analytical tests, monitoring the results of the samples and taking corrective actions if necessary
  • Recording process and production data according to departmental requirements
  • Supporting supervisors and engineers to troubleshoot problems and enhance production, quality and safety
  • Staying up to date on computer software and equipment (Delta-V, SAP and Outlook)
  • Detect faulty equipment by inspection, testing, or general knowledge of the work
  • Assist in basic root cause failure analysis (RCFA) on equipment
  • Work from drawings, written specifications, sketches, job plans, and oral instructions
  • Support Zero Incident Mindset and utilize Safe Work Practices, including LOTO, Confined Space, Permitting, Work from Elevation, etc.

Required Skills

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to excel in a team environment while working with minimal supervision
  • Must be knowledgeable of safety and environmental processes and procedures


In addition to the above requirements, all external candidates must meet the following:


  • Successful completion of a physical assessment
  • Must be able to wear a respirator
  • Must be able to repeatedly climb and descend stairs/ladders of up to eight stories
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts that include weekends

Required Experience

  • 3 years manufacturing experience or a two-year degree in a related field
  • Chemical processing background preferred
  • PSM experience / familiarity with PSM requirements a plus
  • If you have taken a chemical operator or process operations course at any institution, please indicate that on your resume


Years of Experience: 2+ to 5 Years

Level of Education: High School Diploma or GED

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Salary Type: Hourly

Shift Work:Required

Travel: No Travel Required

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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