Full Time Entry-Level Materials Engineer 2024

Job Requisition ID:  49787

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. 




  • The Materials Engineer will provide support to plant operations by conducting corrosion studies, root cause failure analysis, metallography/microstructure analyses, equipment inspections, and materials of construction designs among other materials-related project work.
  • The Materials Engineer will support work related to Risk Based Inspection (RBI) and other Asset Integrity programs.
  • The Materials Engineers support multiple manufacturing plants around the globe.
  • The Materials Engineer will also be responsible for supporting capital projects by selecting materials of construction for new plants/equipment and designing corrosion monitoring plans.
  • The Materials Engineer will coordinate materials laboratory work and design corrosion/compatibility tests to support failure analysis investigations, proper materials selection, and corrosion control methods.
  • A knowledge of corrosion, failure analysis, metallic and non-metallic materials of construction and microstructures, non-destructive testing and evaluation methods, welding and fabrication techniques, heat treating, the application of materials-related standards and codes, RBI methodology, coatings, chemical process equipment, and process design is valued and highly desired in this role.





Qualified candidates will possess either a BS or MS in Materials, Materials Science, 
Metallurgical, or Corrosion Engineering. Candidates with hands-on work experience 
and/or academic projects related to corrosion, failure analysis, metallurgy, Asset 
Integrity, fabrication of metallic alloys, and non-metallic materials experience are




  • Capability to apply educational experience related to materials (metallic and nonmetallic), corrosion, fabrication, and inspection to difficult Materials Engineering problems in an industrial environment.
  • Self-motivated individual with a strong willingness to continue learning through fast-paced Chemical Process Industry projects.
  • Inclination to develop into a subject matter expert with the ability to solve challenging Materials Engineering problems.
  • Metallography, microscopy, failure analysis, mechanical testing, corrosion testing, and other metal and non-metal material evaluation experience preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, visualization, and hands-on experience.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work effectively in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

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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