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Brick Mason

Job Requisition ID:  47725

Eastman’s current hiring policy encourages and prefers new hires be fully vaccinated before reporting to work in this role when possible. 

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 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit



  • Installs a variety of masonry products in the construction or repair of walls, partitions, catch basins, boilers, furnaces, and kilns.
  • Works with common brick, acid brick, fire brick, insulating brick, concrete block, cinder block, glazed tile, and other masonry products.
  • Performs general carpentry and repair work.
  • Works from engineering drawings, written specifications, sketches, oral instructions, or personal job knowledge.
  • Must be able to perform all essential elements of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Examples of Physical requirements are:
    • Physical strength to manually handle a wheelbarrow loaded with block, brick, or mortar on a daily basis.
    • Physical strength to manually handle refractory material (brick) weighing up to 72 pounds during some installation processes.
    • Stamina to endure physical exertion for up to 12-hour shifts or longer in emergency situations.
    • Ability to work in cramped, confined, or elevated spaces.
    • Ability to bend, stoop, squat, and stretch to reach the work and apply strength/effort in awkward positions where little mechanical advantage can be obtained.



  • Must have a favorable Safety record.
  • Must possess the ability to work well with other team members under high physical and high stress demands.
  • Must possess the ability to maintain a positive "can do" approach to very physical/labor intensive work and has a desire to develop a career in this type of environment.
  • Person chosen for Brick Mason positions must be able to complete a structured training program designed to develop needed masonry/building trade skills.
  • Must have the ability to read blueprints (engineering drawings/specifications) and be capable of recognizing needed corrections.
  • Must have basic computer skills and work with standard Eastman desktop applications.
  • Must be willing to share responsibility for managing team business within defined boundaries and guidelines.
  • Must be capable of interacting with others (team members, supervision, customers) in an empowered shared leadership environment.
  • Be willing to work varied schedules and extensive overtime according to business needs.
  • Prior experience in masonry work and/or carpentry work is desired.
  • Workkeys assessment is preferred at time of hire.
  • Must have achieved Eastman’s required score levels on the WorkKeys assessments within 12 months of hire date.
  • Workkeys required score levels:
    • Reading for Information / Workplace Documents - Level 6
    • Locating Information / Graphic Literacy - Level 5
    • Applied Mathematics - Level 6

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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Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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