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LCA Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  45425

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 Circular Economy is an exciting new area of growth for Eastman as we seek to improve the quality of life in a material way and steer a sustainable portfolio of products and technologies.  Circular Economy is providing new types of opportunities and career options for chemical engineers who have a passion for sustainability coupled with interest in the interfaces between technology, marketing, business and external stakeholders. 
This position is for an experienced chemical engineer to serve in Eastman's Life Cycle Assessment and Circular Economy group within Technology. 
The job responsibilities are as follows:
1.) Complete environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) modeling for products and processes of Eastman and our competitive space.  This includes the calculation of carbon footprints and other LCA metrics.  
2.)  Develop and apply expertise in state-of-the-art LCA and circularity metrics, including standards, emerging methodologies and software to generate value-adding results in the face of technical and market complexity. Contribute to development, testing and external advocacy for new methodologies.
3.) Partner with colleagues in marketing, businesses, HSES, manufacturing, corporate sustainability, company leadership and other functions to leverage LCA insights in order to create drive growth, defend core businesses and influence positive change.
4.) Lead projects with external consultants to achieve 3rd party certification of Eastman LCA's
5.)  Directly support customers with LCA and technical sustainability matters.
6.) Enable Eastman's chemical recycling programs by providing technical development and support for the mass balance systems that are used to track recycle content through complex manufacturing systems across multiple sites. 
7.) Provide engineering support for International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) certification of Eastman's chemical recycling efforts.  Ensure compliance verification through successful completion of ISCC audits.
Job Duties include computer simulation, proactive data collection from diverse sources, interpretation of LCA results, co-development of marketing messages, expert consultation with diverse stakeholders, direct customer support, and ISCC technical and audit support.


Required degree:  BS (or higher) Chemical Engineer.
Required experience:  At least one-year chemical engineering experience. 
Preferred areas of experience (one or more):  manufacturing, process improvement, environmental and/or process design.
Additional qualifications:
Must have good interpersonal, communication, and team skills.  This position will interact with personnel in all organizations.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required related to client contact, documentation, and communication of results/recommendations.
Strong customer focus with demonstrated ability to solve complex issues or problems.

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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Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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