Entry Level Civil Engineer 2024

Job Requisition ID:  49701

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 2022 revenues of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit www.eastman.com. 



Plant Engineering – General Description 

  • Create a strong relationship with customers to identify problems and develop cost effective solutions 

  • Provide day-to-day engineering support for Manufacturing, Maintenance, & Technology projects.  

  • Time split between fieldwork and desk work with ability to work successfully in a multidiscipline, collaborative, team-oriented and fast-paced environment.   

  • Support Eastman manufacturing sites domestically and internationally 

  • Significant infrastructure improvement work  

  • Provide design support for capital projects of all sizes, including large growth projects by preparing construction drawings, specifications, and cost estimates  

  • Capable of managing multiple projects from a conceptual idea to implementation of design and assuming responsibility for project execution to meet deadlines  

  • Develop, adopt, and maintain corporate and site-specific civil and structural engineering standards 

  • Drive innovation and innovative thinking through engineering approaches and work processes. 


Structural Engineering 

  • Apply a broad range of structural engineering skills to bridges, buildings, manufacturing equipment, structural analysis, transportation, general facilities maintenance.   

  • Provide structural modeling and analysis services, troubleshooting, and failure investigation  

  • Embedded in a manufacturing area for proximity to partners and to develop area specific knowledge  

  • Gain greater familiarity of building codes and standards including IBC, ASCE 7, AISC, ACI 318, and AWC-NDS     


Civil Underground Engineering 

  • Apply a broad range of civil engineering skills to systems including underground utilities, transportation including railroad, collection systems, general facilities maintenance 

  • Support operations by troubleshooting underground distribution utilities, improving reliability, and solving general engineering problems 

  • Focus on innovation and implementation of new repair methods for underground piping systems  


Education and Experience  

  • Bachelor's in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university  

  • FE/EIT certification required and ability to obtain a PE license.   

  • This position is for an entry-level civil/structural engineer. Less than 2 years of post-graduate experience is preferred.  

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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