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HSES Manager

Job Requisition ID:  44654

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


The Cellulose Esters (CE) Division Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Manager will provide CE Division HSES leadership and has responsibility for developing and executing HSES programs in order to assure all personnel (Eastman and Contractor) well-being, regulatory compliance and support to site / corporate objectives.  This position works independently to lead safety improvements and injury prevention processes to drive the division towards the goal of institutionalizing a zero-incident mindset.  
The CE Division HSE Coordinator will report directly to the Group Leader, Industrial Safety Services within GHSES.
Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Establishes culture, acts, and works safely; proactively and consistently role models key safety processes and the need for their improvement; holds others accountable by being present with people in the field
  • Roles models core values, values diversity, demonstrates emotional maturity and uses to maintain an environment that is free from pressures and diversions not appropriate for a work environment
  • Establish Safety Vision, strategy, metrics and goals for the Division by setting and establishing standards of performance in alignment with site and corporation.
  • Serve on the Division Leadership Team, CE Safety KRA, CE Process Safety KRA, Division and site safety coordinator teams by building and maintain effective network of department and division safety representatives.
  • Champion personal / process / Industrial Health safety processes for both Eastman and contractor employees
  • Implement Division wide safety policies, procedures, and programs in compliance with company, local, state, federal, and OSHA rules and regulations, while implementing best practices from within the industry by applying knowledge of best practices from experience and external connections
  • Lead and facilitate safety initiatives and teams to solve complex problems.
  • Identify important safety opportunities and develop plans to close gaps with means to track improvement initiatives to closure
  • Lead and coach others through accident and near-miss investigations and make recommendations for improvement to management (align with RCA and Reliability Eng)
  • Standardize safety processes across TNO site and within CE 


  • BS Degree Required (Preferred discipline Occupational Safety and Health or related 4-year technical degree)
  • 5+ years’ work experience required in chemical or industrial manufacturing safety, or related chemical plant experience
  • Certified Safety Professional preferred
  • Knowledge of OSHA; Internal Employee Safety Regulations and ACC Responsible Care codes
  • Experience implementing new safety programs within a manufacturing corporation
  • Self-started highly motivated by the ability to set strategy and drive the HSES performance
  • Ability to understand and guide work within a matrixed organization
  • Ability to prioritize, make assignments, and ensure execution in a high activity environment
  • Ability to work under pressure while staying organized and continuously meet deadlines
  • Strong investigation and Root Cause Analysis skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; Ability to communicate the right level of detail to the right audience, at the right time
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Strong cross-organizational networking skills

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.

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