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Limited Services Employee (LSE) Manufacturing Operations - Q2 2021

Job Requisition ID:  37426

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 2020 revenues of approximately $8.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


Eastman’s Acetate Fibers Manufacturing Division (AFMD) is accepting applications for the Limited Service Employees (LSE) Operations role at our Kingsport, TN facility. 

Limited Service Employees (LSEs) are part-time positions, without benefits, and are eligible to work up to 1300 hours in any 12-month period.
A minimum number of working hours per week cannot be guaranteed. Working hours are obtained by filling available shifts which are volunteered for and assigned per the area overtime policy.
A set schedule is not guaranteed. LSEs may be asked to work a rotating shift schedule. Work scheduling will be by assignment on a weekly basis to cover a regularly scheduled shift.  Must be willing to work up to a 12-hour shift, including night shift.
This is a temporary operations position

  • HS Diploma or GED is required.
  • Chemical Process Operations (CPO) certificate from NE State is preferred (not required).



  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have valid driver's license.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Completion of the WorkKeys assessment with the scores listed below is preferred (not required)
  • Reading for Information / Workplace Documents - Level 4
  • Locating Information / Graphic Literacy - Level 4
  • Applied Mathematics - Level 4


Job Expectations:

  • Must follow all safety procedures.
  • Know and obey the Eastman Basic Safety Expectations, AFMD Safety Musts, and Area-specific Safety Musts.
  • Must wear company-provided personal protective equipment such as safety shoes, safety glasses with side shields, and hard hats at all times in designated areas.  Dust mask, rubber gloves, face shields, and other protective equipment must be worn when required.
  • Be familiar with basic computer functions such as creating, sending, and receiving e-mail and data entry.
  • Have a strong work ethic, demonstrating both initiative and a professional attitude.
  • Dependability in terms of reporting to work on time and when scheduled is a must.
  • Must have clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to apply mechanical fundamentals to properly operate and maintain the performance of the equipment within area of responsibility.
  • Must be able to perform the essential elements of the positions with or without reasonable accommodations.


Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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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