Materials Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  51449

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




Eastman’s Worldwide Engineering & Construction (WWE&C) organization is looking for a Materials Engineer to join our team.

In this role, you will:


  • Provide subject matter expertise to support plant operations by conducting corrosion studies, root cause failure analysis, metallography/microstructure analyses, equipment inspections and materials of construction designs among other materials-related project work
  • Support work-related to Risk Based Inspection (RBI) and other asset integrity programs
  • Support multiple manufacturing plants around the globe
  • Support capital projects by selecting materials of construction for new plants/equipment and designing corrosion monitoring plans
  • Coordinate materials laboratory work and design corrosion/compatibility tests to support failure analysis investigations, proper materials selection and corrosion control methods




  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Materials, Materials Science, Metallurgical or Corrosion Engineering required
  • Must have experience with hands-on work related to corrosion, failure analysis, metallurgy, asset integrity &/or fabrication of metallic alloys and non-metallic materials. 5+ years preferred.
  • Capability to apply educational experience related to materials (metallic and nonmetallic), corrosion, fabrication and inspection to difficult Materials Engineering problems in an industrial environment
  • Self-motivated with a strong willingness to continue learning through fast-paced Chemical Process Industry projects
  • Experience with metallography, microscopy, failure analysis, mechanical testing, corrosion testing and other metal and non-metal material evaluation
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, visualization and hands-on experience
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work effectively in a team environment


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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