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Structural Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  44933

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



This is a career Engineering position for a Structural Engineer based at the Eastman manufacturing site in Kingsport. This position reports through Worldwide Engineering Asset Integrity department and is responsible for assessing civil and structural infrastructure throughout the company to assure compliance with engineering standards and fitness for service. Typical areas of responsibility are bridges, buildings, manufacturing equipment supports and containment dikes. 


Job Responsibilities


Structural engineering and project management

  • Provide structural modeling and analysis services, troubleshooting, and failure investigation for manufacturing partners
  • Identify and utilize appropriate building codes (IBC, ASCE 7, AISC, ACI 318, AWC-NDS, etc.) 
  • Develop, adopt, and maintain corporate and site-specific structural engineering standards 

Internal customer interfaces

  • Develop a strong relationship with internal customers to proactively identify infrastructure problems, develop cost effective recommendations and provide advice regarding structural issues during preliminary scope efforts
  • Be flexible to support Eastman manufacturing sites domestically and internationally
  • Split time between fieldwork and desk work with ability to work successfully in a multidiscipline, collaborative, team-oriented and fast-paced environment 




  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited college/university.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) Certificate/License or ability to obtain one
  • Previous experience in an industrial manufacturing facility
  • Experience conducting infrastructure assessments and generating recommendations on minimum required repairs
  • Experience with project scope development and estimation 
  • 4+ years’ experience as a practicing structural engineer highly preferred
  • Proficiency in structural design software preferred (STAAD PRO, RISA, or other structural analysis programs) 
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Willing to travel as needed (approximately 20%)


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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