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Honeywell Control Systems Support

Job Requisition ID:  44497

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



In this role, you will work directly with Manufacturing Operations, Process Engineering and Capital Engineering groups to provide support for the Honeywell Distributed Control Systems (DCS) at Eastman’s facility in Kingsport, Tennessee.  


  • Provide daily support for the distributed control system (DCS) hardware & software needs
  • Troubleshoot process, equipment, and system malfunctions or failures involving the DCS, including after-hours support.  
  • Provide technical input for investigation &/or development and implementation of corrective action plans.
  • Deliver the control system configuration changes required to support turnarounds and capital projects
  • Implement control system strategies, modifications, and system upgrades using Eastman’s Management of Change (MOC) system.
  • Identify issues with the control system needing improvements (system lifecycle upgrades); develop and execute the associated projects.
  • Ensure company policies are followed and perform audits to demonstrate compliance
  • Clearly communicate across functional departments at various levels to drive efficient issue resolution and change implementation.




  • BS degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or equivalent relevant experience
  • Experience supporting/configuring any of the following Honeywell control systems:
    • Honeywell TPS, Honeywell TDC 3000, Honeywell Experion , Honeywell C300 Controllers
  • Fully capable and comfortable going into and performing work in a live chemical (or industrial) plant environment.
  • Ability to work both individually and within a team.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills & programming experience.
  • Problem diagnosis & resolution ability.
  • Willingness and ability to work off-hours as business needs dictate; flexible for after-hours call and floor support of 24/7 operations.
  • May be required to travel up to 5%.


Considered a Plus:

  • 5+ years of applicable work experience supporting Industrial Control Systems (ICS) in a manufacturing environment.
  • Background or experience in electronics / instrumentation / process controls / industrial networking.
  • Operator graphic development experience, including high-performance HMI concepts.
  • Alarm management and rationalization experience.
  • Experience with computer back-up and restore process
  • Familiarization with PLC configuration and support
  • Field experience with the commissioning and startup phases of a project
  • Working knowledge of field instrumentation, electrical circuits and the control system troubleshooting process.
  • Working knowledge of P&ID drawings.
  • Experience reading, understanding, and developing instrumentation loop sheets and card drawing schematics.


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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