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Project/process Engineer automation

Job Requisition ID:  36681

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 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA


As project / process engineer automation you will be responsible for the support of Saflex manufacturing processes, products and services, through effective solving of existing and/or emerging deficiencies, in order to establish worldwide leadership position. This includes professional trouble shooting assistance, cross-departmental transfer of knowledge, development of concept/strategy and implementation of efficient engineering projects.

As process automation project engineer, you

  •  analyze, identify, develop, and implement automation and process control improvements
  •  manage and implement plant projects, as defined in the capital plan, according to project premises of safety, timing, quality, volume, and cost.
  •  coordinate and follow-up project activities with internal and external resources
  •  provide technical expertise & assistance in case of acute/chronic equipment performance deficiencies within Saflex Manufacturing
  •  prepare technical/educational material and present this information to various groups
  •  maintain right to operate conditions in the Saflex process to assure the continuity of the Ghent operations
  •  stay on top of automation and OT technology
  •  cultivate networks with people across a variety of functions and locations within the organization
  •  are responsible for the automation cyber security


This is who you are
An autonomic, entrepreneurial, and ambitious person who has high electromechanical engineering skills & knowledge with a focus on automation and process control strategy improvements in a production environment.
A hands-on and action driven team player with excellent communication skills, who can communicate his technical expertise effectively to others and who is capable of leading multi-discipline projects teams.

This is what you bring

  •  A master’s degree in engineering (Electromechanical/Computer Sciences) who is looking for a job in Plant Engineering
  •  Fluent in Dutch and English

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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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