Electrical Engineer - Mechanical & Utilities Process Technology

Job Requisition ID:  51136

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 2023 revenue of approximately $9.2 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.




•    Provide quality design, analysis, and support for power systems at Eastman sites. Specific responsibilities include:
      o    Specification, design, and factory acceptance testing of new power system equipment. Designs include protection schemes, single lines, three lines, control schematics, connection/interconnection diagrams, layouts, etc.
      o    Analysis of power systems (including data gathering) for the following: short circuit current levels, selective coordination, arc flash, load flow, motor starting, dynamic stability, power quality, harmonics, and real-time analysis using SCADA data
      o    Perform design evaluation and analysis of equipment and system for electrical utilities at manufacturing sites 
      o    Utilize power quality analyzers to troubleshoot power quality issues
      o    Interpret relay event files and other data to diagnose power system faults/trips
      o    Design of backup power generation systems 
•    Provide leadership, contribute to, and ensure compliance with applicable NEC and OSHA codes and requirements. Responsibilities may include maintaining and updating corporate and site standards, serving on National Electric Code Panels, representing Eastman at Process Industry Practices (PIP), and interpreting/consulting on standards and code
•    Contribute/provide guidance for Electrical Area Classifications, Intrinsically Safe Installations, Grounding, Lightning Protection, Lighting, Underground Distribution Systems, Large Motor Specification, Generator Specification, Electrical Service Connection Requests
•    Design knowledge of instrumentation and control systems 
•    Manage projects effectively and efficiently 
•    Participate in planning, cost development and management, and scheduling for assigned capital projects
•    Mentor and provide guidance for less experienced engineers 



•    BS or MS in Electrical Engineering 
•    Professional Engineering (PE) License preferred
•    5+ years relevant professional experience in Electrical Engineering preferred
•    Working knowledge and familiarity with NFPA 70 (NEC) requirements
•    Familiarity with modeling software like ETAP or EasyPower

•    Some periodic travel (domestic & international) may be required

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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