Principal Environmental Representative

Job Requisition ID:  51394

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




In this role, you'll become an expert technical resource for environmental issues at Tennessee Operations (TNO).


Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:


  • Manage environmental permitting, compliance and reporting requirements for Tennessee Operations
  • Provide ongoing regulatory guidance and support for Tennessee Operations
  • Perform investigation or assessment of environmental incidents and deviations
  • Review capital projects to determine the regulatory impacts and permitting needs
  • Represent Eastman in dealings with local, State and Federal regulatory authorities
  • Provide technical support to regional sites as needed
  • Participate in compliance audits of Eastman sites and in business assessments of customers, suppliers and vendors




  • Bachelor’s degree required. Environmental, Chemical or other engineering discipline preferred. Master’s degree a plus.
  • 3+ years of environmental regulatory, air permitting or manufacturing experience preferred
  • Ability to study and communicate complex regulations to others with different levels of understanding
  • Clear, effective written and oral communication skills. Ability to promote an idea or defend a position while maintaining good working relationships
  • Critical thinker and active listener with good judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to ensure compliance; tell people no when necessary and collaborate to develop compliant alternatives
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and make related appropriate decisions on a day to day basis
  • Initiative and the ability to work in a team setting
  • Good organizational, planning and strategic skills. Computer experience and capability with standard software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


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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