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Chemical Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  48684

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 2022 revenues of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit 


Role Description


This position is located at the Chestertown, Maryland manufacturing facility. It is a hands-on position working in the plant to apply learned skills to a variety of batch/continuous chemical processes and plant utility equipment.


As the Chemical Engineer, you'll provide technical support for a batch manufacturing plant. You'll use a broad range of chemical engineering skills on projects that range from small to large in both scope and cost. Projects may be urgent in support of manufacturing process problems, or long-range study projects to improve efficiency or reliability of operations. You'll partner closely with others in Engineering, Maintenance, and Manufacturing Operations to achieve objectives. and to become an expert in the manufacturing processes. This position will report to the site Technical Manager. 


A typical assignment will involve defining a problem, developing an understanding of the process and solution requirements, organizing and performing experimental work, analyzing data, drawing of a conclusion, developing and presenting solution options, writing associated technical communication and providing recommendations associated with the project.  Depending on project scope, you may work individually or as part of a larger team as a project leader.


Job Responsibilities


  • Perform process-oriented technical work to improve the manufacture of plasticizers used to supply material for the production of various automotive and construction products/applications
  • Provide technical assistance to manufacturing area and other technical groups
  • Ensure PSM, health, safety, and environmental concerns for projects have been addressed
  • Identify process improvement opportunities, problem formulation and solution, engineering and statistical analysis, and basic equipment design or specification
  • Execute projects as part of a team, as a team leader, or independently. Manage project portfolio based on economic and business inputs to priority
  • Analyze technical possibilities for solving process problems and developing new processes
  • Analyze and document the economic value of proposed process solutions and new process concepts
  • The position involves a combination of troubleshooting immediate process problems, solving those problems in a timely fashion, and then working to understand, develop, test, and implement preventive solutions
  • Projects may involve optimizing and de-bottlenecking existing processes as well as developing new processes/products


Education and Experience Required


  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering
  • 3+ years of chemical engineering experience preferred, at least 2 years in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with any of the following systems would be an advantage: DCS (DeltaV), PI Process Book, Statistical Analysis Tools
  • Data analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent planning, time management, and organizational skills.



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.

Nearest Major Market: Cambridge MD

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