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Control Systems Support Analyst

Job Requisition ID:  40551

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 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2020 revenues of approximately $8.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit



This position provides support for systems located across the Kingsport site and functionally reports to a supervisor with a technical background in controls, but routinely involves minimal supervision.


- Support the hardware / software of various computer-based control systems (DCS / PLC) for manufacturing production facilities.
- Install & implement new control systems, strategies and system upgrades.
- Design & execute modifications and configuration changes to existing control systems.
- Maintain, troubleshoot and repair existing control systems.
- Administer and manage system architecture, associated domains, accounts, policies and system security.



Education: B.S. degree in Engineering Technology or Computing or its equivalent from an accredited program (preferred); or an Associate’s degree in Engineering Technology or Computing or its equivalent with a minimum of 3 years of field experience.


Candidate must possess and exhibit:

- Ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Strong communication skills.
- Strong relationship building skills.
- Good computer skills & programming experience.
- Problem diagnosis & resolution ability.
- Very good team & interpersonal skills.
- Strong dependability and ability to work harmoniously in a team environment.
- Willingness and ability to travel up to 5%.
- Willingness and ability to work off-hours as business needs dictate and engage in after-hours / weekend support:
- Plant operations support based on area assignment
- Department dispatch rotation up to once per quarter


- Background or experience in electronics / instrumentation / process controls.

- Experience programming DCS (Distributed Control Systems) (e.g., Emerson Ovation / DeltaV, Honeywell TDC / TPS / Experion, NovaTech D3, Siemens PCS7 / OSx, Yokogawa Centum VP) and/or PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) (e.g., Allen-Bradley ControlLogix / CompactLogix / SLC / MicroLogix, Siemens S7 / 505, Modicon, Honeywell).


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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