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Health, Safety & Environmental Manager

Job Requisition ID:  43269

Eastman’s current hiring policy requires new hires be fully vaccinated before reporting to work in this role unless granted an exception and for certain legal requirements. 

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 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


The HSES Manager reporting directly to the Manager, HSES Oerations NA Region 2 will be responsible for maintaining focus and advancing site HSES programs and systems.  This will include but not be limited to the following duties:

•           Participate in the implementation of Eastman HSES Policies and Guidelines to help ensure that our employees, contractors, and visitors enjoy high levels of safety, health and environmental protection; thus reducing our liability exposure and preserving our privilege to operate.

•           Using internal and external resources; provide guidance to site management for implementation of programs or controls to comply with HSES requirements.

•           Serve on the plant SLT and Manage site HSES processes including but not limited to personnel safety, facility security,Air, LDAR, PSM, HazCom, SPCC, RCRA, wastewater, permit compliance and training and development.

•           Prepare/provide oversight and submit reports on a timely basis to appropriate agencies to assure compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations. Respond to corporate requests in a timely manner.

•           As required, assist in obtaining new or revised permits that provide operational flexibility within the schedule established for new projects. Ensure that the facility can meet all provisions and provide tools to enable compliance.

•           Working with Eastman, external industry groups and ADEM; provide input to influence emerging regulations that would potentially impact plant operations.

•           Provide HSES guidance; develop systems, procedures, and training, and HSES support as needed.

•           Participate in site objectives in the areas of community relations.

•           Career Development/mentoring of one direct report


•    B.S. in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Safety or equivalent, advanced degrees are preferred 
•    Minimum 5-7 years experience in a manufacturing/regultory environment 
•    Experience/familiarity with federal and ADEM environmental requirements and State and Federal safety regulations
•    Strong written, listening and verbal communication skills
•    Strong presentation skills, meeting facilitation
•    Good interpersonal skills
•    Ability to develop cohesive working groups with personnel with various backgrounds, work assignments and education
•    Be a team player in a team environment
•    Be a self-starter and self-motivator

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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