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Control Systems Engineer - Jefferson Site

Job Requisition ID:  25938

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 2018 revenues of approximately $10 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


The Control Systems Engineer position will provide automation and process control system services and support for safe, reliable manufacturing of hydrocarbon resins at the Jefferson Site located in West Elizabeth, PA.  These services will primarily be focused on PLC (Allen-Bradley, Modicon), DCS (Foxboro, DeltaV), HMI (iFIX), PI (Oil Systems), field E&I devices, and other related system hardware and software.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, maintain, and troubleshoot process control systems to ensure safe, reliable operations at the Jefferson site.  Operations include chemical processes as well as waste water treatment, boiler house, and other ancillary operations.  The controls are comprised of PLC (Allen-Bradley, Modicon), DCS (Foxboro, DeltaV), HMI (iFIX), PI (Oil Systems), field E&I devices, and other related system hardware and software.
  • Must be proficient in DCS and PLC programming.
  • Direct and support E&I Technicians and Shift Utility Mechanics during equipment installation and troubleshooting scenarios.
  • Provide technical support for Jefferson and other Eastman sites.
  • Manage activities to ensure that manufacturing, construction, installation, and operational testing conform to functional specifications and customer requirements.
  • Lead and coordinate operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment and systems in field installations.
  • Travel associated with this position would be ≤5%.
  • Provide after-hours call-in duty as needed.
  • Develop and implement small capital projects; provide control systems support for large capital projects.


Education Requirements:


  • Bachelors degree in Control Systems Engineering, Chemical Engineering or equivalent from an accredited college or university.



  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a chemical manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Experience with Allen Bradley/Modicon PLCs, Foxboro DCS, iFIX HMI, and PI Process Book preferred.


Qualification Criteria:

  • Must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States.  Long-term work authorization is required for this position; however, Eastman Chemical Company does not provide sponsorship for this position.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license
  • Must pass background check, physical, and drug screen
  • Must possess excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Must possess good organizational skills
  • Be an effective team player and interact well with others
  • Effectively and efficiently establish priorities and accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously




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.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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