HVAC Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  50887

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 2023 revenue of approximately $9.2 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.




As an HVAC Engineer at Eastman, you will provide innovative technical support for Eastman manufacturing units. Individuals in this role will utilize a broad range of engineering, team and communication skills on projects that range from small, fast-paced assignments to larger, strategic long-term projects. This particular role requires a fundamental understanding of HVAC and mechanical engineering.


 The individual in this role will:


  • Work closely with Maintenance, Development and Manufacturing personnel to assist the manufacturing unit in achieving their production, reliability and maintenance objectives
  • Interface with other design disciplines and the mechanical engineering group as required to produce successful projects
  • Be responsible for workload and management of engineering projects from initial response to completion
  • Provide project management and engineering support for projects
  • Generate improvement ideas and designs
  • Anticipate needs based on life-cycle analysis and work with site personnel to prioritize
  • Summarize the issues being addressed and resolution plans for high-level management review
  • Development of capital project scope, estimated cost, engineering design (plans, details, controls, specifications, life-safety, etc), generation of construction package, communication with construction forces to follow through to ensure desired outcomes are achieved
  • Development of and adherence to Eastman’s engineering design standards
  • Partnership with Operations and Maintenance to identify and troubleshoot issues that prevent or limit production reliability
  • Ability to identify cost savings and improvement opportunities
  • Develop understanding of Eastman’s processes for executing work including large gap analysis or study jobs, Management of Change (MOCs), E-Jobs, Work Orders, Small Capital Projects and larger SER capital projects
  • Provide mentoring and onboarding of less experienced HVAC/mechanical staff
  • Perform site/field visits to existing facilities for renovation and addition projects for information gathering and analysis of existing conditions
  • Perform HVAC load calculations, estimated energy use and alternative life cycle cost calculations




  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university highly preferred; significant relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • At least 2 years of experience in commercial and industrial mechanical system design for HVAC & Plumbing required
  • Experience performing HVAC and energy calculations and the ability to utilize industry software
  • Proficiency with engineering tools such as laser scanning, 3-D models, MicroStation, P&IDs, Microsoft suite, Engineer’s Aid, etc. is desired
  • Working knowledge of mechanical codes and standards, including ICC, ASHRAE and NFPA
  • Professional engineering license preferred
  • Ability to work in both design office and operating plant environments
  • Excellent personal and engineering process mindset
  • Collaborative attitude in a multi-disciplined group or team environment
  • Ability to organize and champion broader efforts semi-autonomously
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication 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.

Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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