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Chemical Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  46593

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


The role of the Engineer is to provide safety services and support for the Eastman Kingsport Site (EKS) and other Eastman Chemical Company sites upon request.  This role features extensive interface and partnership with Manufacturing personnel.

This position provides a rotational assignment opportunity.  The Engineer will work within the Process Safety Services group for a nominal period of 2 - 3 years, after which they will move into another role where their developed process safety skills can be further leveraged for career and technical growth (manufacturing leadership, staff engineer, process improvement engineer, etc.).

Services mentioned above include but are not limited to the basic loss prevention analysis fundamentals for manufacturing operations, including: 
* Process hazards 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:
* Serving as Process Safety Expert or Plant Protection Representative on Operations-led safety studies / reviews 
* Assessing facilities and projects to identify and correct potential hazards and to ensure safety regulation compliance and risk management 
* Providing technical support as needed to Property Insurance programs 
* Providing support to Manufacturing for day-to-day issues within their areas of process safety expertise 
*Conducting and reviewing incident investigations for catastrophic events including participation in incident response / follow-up as needed
* Maintaining and applying knowledge of current policies, regulations, and applicable standards


Required Qualifications

•Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering
•Must have good interpersonal, communication, and team skills. This position will interact with personnel in all organizations. 
•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 and work in partnership with Manufacturing and other stakeholders

•Ability to compile and analyze complex data

Preferred Qualifications

•3+ years’ experience in a chemical manufacturing setting with broad understanding of operational needs and issues across the site. 

•Demonstrated project management skills 
•Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs 

•Prefer knowledge of US Occupational 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 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.

Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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