Mechanical Engineer - Experienced

Job Requisition ID:  50235

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 2022 revenues of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit 



We are currently collecting resumes for upcoming Mechanical Engineer openings at our Kingsport, TN manufacturing plant. Mechanical Engineers at the Kingsport location perform work in one or several of a wide variety of specific areas. As a Mechanical Engineer at Eastman, you’ll utilize a broad range of mechanical engineering and project management skills. You’ll work closely with others in Engineering, Maintenance, Construction, Research & Development and Operations to achieve manufacturing, reliability, maintenance and construction objectives.

General Job Duties & Responsibilities


  • Perform mechanical discipline engineering on capital projects and engineered work orders
  • Complete engineering studies to improve efficiency or reliability of plant facilities or operations
  • Provide technical support to Operations and Maintenance departments to support on-going plant operations

Depending on specific assignment, responsibilities may include:


  • Provide discipline engineering for capital projects or engineered work orders
  • Complete engineering studies to improve reliability of plant facilities or operations
  • Provide specific technical expertise to develop or maintain engineering standards
  • Provide reliability and maintenance input to capital project design
  • Provide technical support to operating and maintenance departments to support on-going plant operations
  • Collect and analyze data to identify projects to improve plant reliability and reduce conversion cost
  • Perform reliability studies on specific plant equipment or larger systems to identify and recommend projects to improve reliability and reduce conversion costs
  • Lead project teams to complete large studies, troubleshoot complex problems &/or execute large complex repair projects
  • Assist in the installation, check out and start-up of new or modified processes and equipment
  • Develop and champion the implementation of new technology




  • Bachelor (BS) or Master's (MS) degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET- accredited institution is required
  • Must have at least 3 years of relevant experience
  • Broad range of mechanical engineering knowledge
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Good judgment and planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with other engineers of varied disciplines as well as Operations & Maintenance personnel
  • Good team leadership skills
  • Good project management skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively handle a large volume of important or urgent issues in a timely manner and self-manage a demanding workload; high level of initiative
  • Service-oriented and customer-focused
  • Strong commitment to personnel and process safety


Considered a Plus


  • Experience with capital project engineering, reliability engineering, project management, operations &/or maintenance
  • Experience in chemical or petrochemical manufacturing 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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