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Production Engineer - Jefferson Site 04/2019

Job Requisition ID:  25609

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 Production Engineer is accountable for the support of manufacturing units at Eastman Chemical Company’s Jefferson Site, located in Jefferson Hills, PA (approximately 15 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA).  The Production Engineer will also provide technical support as needed to assist in maintaining safe and reliable manufacturing operations.


Job Description:

  • Primary job function to provide day to day support to manufacturing units to insure safe, stable and reliable operations
  • Additional Responsibilities Include:
  • Monitoring operating data for assigned areas and provide analyses and troubleshooting as needed to achieve the operating plan
  • Identify and implement improvements to support business objectives (debottlenecking, plant trials, improved reliability)
  • Develop and review procedures and provide operator training as needed
  • Lead incident investigations into process and equipment failures as appropriate
  • Serve as the Division Representative on capital projects to improve productivity and increase capacity in the manufacturing department
  • Conduct Process Hazard Analyses and coordinate timely resolution plans to meet project deadlines
  • Interface with HSES, Product Development, Maintenance and other supporting organizations to prioritize and initiate projects



  • B. S. in Chemical Engineering
  • Five (5) or more years of chemical engineering experience
  • Must be comfortable in a manufacturing environment with large, continuous chemical processing equipment
  • Must have the ability to easily interface with operations and maintenance personnel and lead cross-functional teams
  • Must have good troubleshooting skills to analyze process data, understand equipment operations and determine root causes of failures
  • Must have a long-term interest in Production Supervision
  • Experience with any of the following systems would be an advantage:
  • Distributed Control systems
  • PI Process Book, PI Trending, PI Graphics
  • PIMS Data Sheets and SPC Client
  • Statistical Analysis tools



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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