Chemical Engineer - Entry

Job Requisition ID:  50491

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 



Responsibilities include:
 Evaluate, design and document vessels for potential over pressure and vacuum scenarios (new 
& existing) – relief device (PSV, RD, conservation vents) relief load calculation, inlet and outlet 
line sizing, size selection and datasheet preparation, and relief/flare load summary preparation. 
 Design, model, document, and communicate requirements for pressure/vacuum relief devices 
and effluent handling.
 Understanding of mechanical design conditions and to utilize the process safety information in 
designing relief system to safeguard piping and equipment. 
 Understanding of HAZOP, PHA report, SIL studies - provide relief system input from these 
 Design of overpressure protection for gas/vapor filled systems using Depressurization concept.
 Material & Energy Balance Calculation as per the process requirement to design the adequate 
relief systems.
 Work to enhance safety and protection of the environment through overall relief project 
 Stay abreast of corporate and industry relief practices and standards such as API 520/521, NFPA 
30, API 2000 etc.
 Interface with manufacturing personnel, technical services, and subject matter expert’s groups 
to ensure the design recommendations comply with company and industry relief protection 
standards and practices. 
Required Qualifications/Job Requirements 
 Master’s or bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from accredited university or college.
 Understand process flow diagrams, piping and instrumentation diagram and equipment layouts, 
conceptual equipment layouts, process layout, utility layout and other block layouts.
 Understand Plant process design with equipment sizing & utility load design calculation. 
 Must have strong interpersonal, communication, collaboration, and consultation skills. This 
position will interact with personnel in all organizations.
 Ability to organize, prioritize, and execute a heavy workload simultaneously within budget and 
 Must have the ability to communicate effectively through verbal and written means, and able to 
adapt communication to best reach the intended audience within or outside the organization.
 Strong customer focus, with demonstrated ability to solve complex issues and work in 
partnership with peers, Manufacturing, and other stakeholders.
 Ability to compile and analyze complex data.
 Knowledge in application of industry standards, recommended practices, and codes (API, NFPA, 
ASME, etc.)
 Ensure regulatory compliance of process changes- Provide and communicate clear, concise, and 
timely reporting of project progress and accomplishments verbally and in writing. 


 3 to 8 years of direct Relief Systems experience in process design, commissioning, start-up, or 
 Demonstrated project management skills.
 Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
 Prefer knowledge in application and compliance requirements of regulatory codes: US 
Occupational Health and Safety Administration, Internal Process Safety Standards
 Experience in a petrochemical plant or refinery
 Experience with the following software would be an advantage: SuperChems, ASPEN, HTRI, AFT 

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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