Principal Industrial Hygienist

Job Requisition ID:  51378

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


Job Description

Eastman Tennessee Operations is seeking a dedicated Industrial Hygienist to ensure our employees' occupational health and safety. The Industrial Hygienist role will be responsible for implementing and maintaining policies and programs to mitigate health related risks. The IH will ensure employee awareness of occupational health risks, lead and perform exposure monitoring, and assist with implementing programs, policies, and procedures to reduce employees’ exposure to physical, chemical, biological, and ergonomic stress factors.



  • Manages programs related to the anticipation, evaluation and control of exposures to chemicals and physical agents in the work environment.
  • Write technical reports and provide recommendations as necessary. 
  • Maintain site records in site IH database for exposure assessments and ergonomic evaluations. 
  • Evaluate PPE needs for Divisions as assigned.
  • Ergonomic evaluations for office and industrial settings. 
  • Conduct periodic noise monitoring to include area and dosimetry. 
  • New Chemical Reviews for health concerns.
  • Review and update IH written programs and policies.
  • Creating and executing studies to monitor and assess employees' exposure to health risks, and to measure effectiveness of occupational health programs, policies and procedures.
  • Evaluates the impact of emerging regulations to company operations.
  • Qualitatively assess exposure potential for physical and chemical health hazards.
  • Conduct indoor air quality assessments.
  • Implement and assess Industrial Hygiene programs that provide consistent approaches to risk reduction and compliance.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field.
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification preferred but not required.
  • 3+ years work experience in a similar role. 5+ preferred.
  • Proficient knowledge of OSHA requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Outstanding people and communication skills.
  • Proficient organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment.
  • Ability to climb ladders and stand for periods of time.

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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