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Mechanical Engineer - Mechanical and Utilities Process Technology

Job Requisition ID:  45549

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



  • Provide quality design and support for utilities systems (compressed air, chilled water, steam, hot oil, process, and other mechanical) at Eastman sites 
  • Lead engineering studies and perform calculations/evaluations in the design of equipment and systems for mechanical utilities at manufacturing sites 
  • Develop mechanical designs and specifications that form the basis for placing purchase orders for equipment and contracts for installation of the equipment and systems
  • Prepare specifications and operating instructions for mechanical equipment 
  • Participate in commissioning of new and modified systems
  • Perform fluid flow modeling and troubleshooting
  • Develop and maintain utilities distribution models
  • Effectively and efficiently manage projects; Participate in planning, cost development and management, and scheduling for assigned capital projects
  • Mentor and provide guidance for less experienced engineers 
  • Provide leadership and contribute to applicable engineering standards




  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience in Mechanical Engineering
  • Professional Engineering (PE) license preferred
  • Familiarity with relevant regulations, standards and codes (ASME, API, NFPA, ANSI, etc)
  • Experience with utility system design and support is highly preferred
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required



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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