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Electrical Engineer - Career

Job Requisition ID:  39181

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

Job Description

Provide technical support for Eastman Manufacturing Units in Kingsport.  Individuals in this role utilize a broad range of electrical skills on projects that range from small, fast-paced production assignments to larger, long-ranged study jobs, development projects, and capital projects.  

The individual in this role will:

  • Work closely with Maintenance, Development, and Manufacturing personnel to assist the manufacturing unit in achieving their production, reliability, and maintenance objectives.
  • Work in a team environment technologists, and engineers with experience ranging from expert to early career.
    Systems & Equipment
  • Required to see projects through to completion.  The project cycle can include troubleshooting, scoping, estimating, design, specification, installation, startup, and operation support.
  • Assist in the installation, check-out and start-up of new or modified equipment.

Job Description Continued

  • Provide electrical technical support for Maintenance and Manufacturing and provide troubleshooting of operational problems related to manufacturing systems and equipment.
  • Provide project management and engineering support for projects
  • Generate improvement ideas and designs.
  • Develop understanding of Eastman’s processes for executing work including large gap analysis or study jobs, Management of Change (MOCs), EJobs, Work Orders, Small Capital Projects, and larger SER capital projects.
  • Mentoring and onboarding of less experienced electrical staff.
  • Specific skills involved in project work will include:
  • Electrical Equipment / Instrument Specification
  • Selection of Electrical Equipment
  • Capital Project Support
  • Project Scope, Definition, and Estimating
  • Technical Field support of Electrical


•    BS in Electrical Engineering from accredited college or university
•    1+ years of electrical engineering experience, may include co-op/ intern experience.
•    Professional Engineering license preferred (not required)

Experiences and Skills / Abilities:
•    General electrical engineering skills, including process instrumentation, motors, and electrical systems design (required)
•    General electrical engineering skills, including process control, power distribution, grounding, lighting, and analyzers (preferred)
•    Project management skills 
•    Ability to work in both design office and operating plant environments
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, electrical drawing formats, P&IDs, etc…
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Ability to work in a team environment with other engineers, technologists, field maintenance forces, and contractors
•    Provide project management and engineering support for projects.
•    Generate improvement ideas and designs.

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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