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Environmental Representative

Job Requisition ID:  48595

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 



This position acts as the Division Representative for multiple operational areas at the TNO site.  Assistance/guidance for waste disposal needs, in compliance with applicable laws, rules, & regulations is the primary function.  Additionally, guidance for compliance with other regulatory programs (e.g. NPDES, SPCC, OCS) and company initiatives as required.  Collaboration with operations staff, disposal facility staff, and other Environmental Operations staff is required. 

The role includes preparing information related to the Annual RCRA Hazardous Waste report, Toxic Release Inventory report, Benzene NESHAP, and other reporting as necessary for the areas represented.  This reporting requires collaboration with Environmental Operations Kingsport staff members, operations staff members, as well as interaction with Division level leadership.    

Offsite waste shipments for the areas represented is a responsibility for this role.  

Recordkeeping for manifests, processes, and procedures is expected.  

Escorting of regulatory agencies for inspections of the areas of representation is required.  Regular field visits and internal audits of the areas assigned are expected.  
Other duties as assigned.  

This individual will become an expert technical resource for environmental issues at Tennessee Operations.  


Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
•  Manage environmental permitting, compliance, and reporting requirements for Tennessee Operations.
•  Provide on-going regulatory guidance and support for Tennessee Operations.
•  Review capital projects to determine the regulatory impacts and permitting needs.
•  Represent Eastman Chemical in dealings with local, State, and Federal regulatory authorities.
•  Serve in the on-call rotation to respond to plant environmental emergencies.
•  Participate in compliance audits of Eastman sites and in business assessments of customers, suppliers, and vendors



  • Bachelor’s degree required. Environmental, Chemical, or other engineering discipline preferred.

  • 2+ years of experience in the manufacturing setting preferred. 

  • Ability to study and comprehend complex regulations and communicate this knowledge to others with different levels of understanding.

  • Experience in waste characterization, RCRA, and SPCC/NPDES are highly preferred.

  • Clear, effective written and oral communication. Ability to promote an idea or defend a position while maintaining good working relationships.

  • Critical thinker and active listener with good judgment and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to ensure compliance; tell people no when necessary and collaborate to develop compliant alternatives.

  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and make related appropriate decisions on a day-to-day basis.

  • Initiative and the ability to work in a team setting.

  • Good organizational, planning, and strategic skills.

  • Computer experience and capability with standard software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SAP).

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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