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Do you want to make a telling contribution to the technical growth and innovation of our company? Is working in a complex chemical environment an absolute plus for you? Welcome to Eastman Chemical…

This is Eastman Chemical
Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world. For more information, visit

This is the Role
As an Automation Specialist you’re responsible for the implementation of automation tasks. From analysis, selection of hardware and design of software, to programming, configuration, execution, testing, problem solving and commissioning. A role where you will be busy with technical development at our site in Ghent Noord to make sure all Eastman possibilities are utilized and developed.

With your thorough knowledge and detailed understanding of process control systems you will provide leadership in automation related projects. A role where you actively will connect with production, engineering, maintenance, safety, purchasing, IT and with external engineering firms. After all you assure the safety and reliability of installed process control systems.


Next to manufacturing related automation systems you’re also responsible for the installation, configuration, management and maintenance of networks and machines (hardware or virtual) utilizing links between DCS networks and the Eastman corporate network. You will cooperate extensively with IT (eg. OPC / PI gateways) to make sure all works according to plan.


An interesting technical role where no day will be the same and with room to specialize yourself further! 


Please note, after training, you will be part of the standby duty.

This is who you are
You are a result oriented technical specialist with excellent communicative and practical skills. You are a team player with initiative, good analytical and trouble-shooting skills. You are a creative thinker and have a continuous improvement and learning mindset.


You are ‘All in for safety’, meaning you apply the highest safety standards. As an Automation Specialist, you have an eye for detail and strive to work according to the 'first time right' principle. You are able to carry out several projects simultaneously.

This is what you bring

  • Bachelor's degree in automation, electricity, electronics, electro mechanics or equivalent through experience.
  • ABB 800XA, PCS7 knowledge or willing to learn
  • Willing to learn process control interface and industrial IT
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience with PLCs is a requirement
  • Experience with DCS systems is a plus
  • Affinity with the 'field side' of automation (instrumentation, cabling, ATEX regulation ...) is a plus, as well as having experience in the (petro) chemical sector / process industry.

This is what 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, good 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.

For further information about this position please contact Hendrik de Brabandere  via +32 9 254 14 11 or send your application via the apply button.

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