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Chemical Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  26681

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 role of the Engineer provides safety services and support for the Eastman Kingsport Site (EKS) and other Eastman Chemical Company sites upon request.  This role requires extensive interface with manufacturing personnel.


Services include, but are not limited to, all the basic loss prevention analyses fundamentals for manufacturing operations including:

  • Process hazard analyses
  • Non-reactive relief system evaluation
  • Consequence assessment and modeling (fire, explosion and toxic exposure)
  • Layers of protection analyses (LOPA)


Support includes, but is not limited to:

  • Serve as Process Safety Expert or Plant Protection Representative on Operations-led safety studies/reviews (e.g. HET, SSR, etc.)
  • Assess facilities and projects to identify and correct potential hazards and to ensure safety regulation compliance and risk management
  • Provide technical support to the Property Insurance programs
  • Provide consulting for day to day issues within their areas of process safety expertise
  • Conducts and review accident investigations for catastrophic events including participation in the accident aftermath
  • Maintain and apply knowledge of current policies, regulations, and applicable standards


  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering is required.
  • 3+ years of experience in chemical manufacturing setting with broad understanding of operational needs and issues across the site.
  • Must have good interpersonal, communication, and team skills.  This position will interact with personnel in all organizations.
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
  • Good collaboration and consultation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously within budget and schedule
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required related to client contact, documentation, and communication of results/recommendations
  • Strong customer focus with demonstrated ability to solve complex issues or problems
  • Prefer knowledge of US Occuplational Health and Safety Administration, Internal Process Safety Standards and ACC Responsible Care codes

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: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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