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Environmental Instrument Analyst

Job Requisition ID:  45005

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



Job Description


Environmental Instrument Analysts (EIAs) provide initial accidental discharge response, perform sample collection, and maintain/calibrate all continuous environmental instrumentation for all manufacturing divisions and wastewater treatment. When performing sample analysis or tracing the source of accidental discharges, they operate a variety of analytical instrumentation and perform various types of analytical testing. The position requires low to moderate physical exertion and work in adverse weather as needed.  This position will work a 12 hour rotating shift on a crew after completion of an initial short training period that works Monday-Friday day shifts, with some overtime required depending on business needs.  The Environmental Instrument Analyst (EIA) will report to the Water Monitoring Team Manager of the Environmental Services Laboratory.   



•    Accurate and representative collections of water monitoring samples for analysis.
•    Uses portable and fixed monitors to analyze water.
•    Responsible for calibration of test analyzers and equipment to ensure accuracy of test results.
•    Responsible for data entry and integrity of various electronic data handling systems and data collection software programs.
•    Performs manual calibrations and routine maintenance on analyzers and analyzer systems.
•    Responsible for set up and operation of the appropriate sampling equipment as defined in the applicable state or federal regulations.
•    Responsible for maintaining sampling equipment.
•    Performs all required QA/QC work including chain of custody forms, state and independent audit forms, and test spreadsheets with appropriate calculations.
•    Responsible for completing simple laboratory analyst activities such as weighing, preparation of solutions, glassware cleaning, measuring volumes of solutions, and filling out laboratory data sheets.
•    Responsible for manual operations such as inserting/removing probes and instruments, and applicable pipefitting and electrical wiring.
•    Performs accurate reading of the plant sewer maps and utilizes Geographic Information System (GIS).




  • Valid driver's license for operation of a company vehicle within and outside the plant perimeter.
  • Must be capable of clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
  • Must possess basic computer skills (Word, Excel, SharePoint, Internet)
  • Upon selection, the team member will be required to complete the EIA/PIA structured training program.
  • Must successfully completed workkeys with the required levels for Eastman: 
    • Applied Mathematics - Level 6
    • Graphic Literacy - Level 5
    • Workplace Documents - Level 6

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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