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Electrical Engineer - Longview, TX

Job Requisition ID:  17404

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 2018 revenues of approximately $10 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


Job Description
Electrical Engineers in Engineering & Services Department, Electrical & Instrumentation / Distributed Control Systems (E&I/DCS) Group, provide electrical engineering technical support for plant operating and maintenance departments. The engineers also provide electrical engineering support for capital projects including (1) definition of the electrical/instrument scope of project, (2) input to estimates, design and specification of equipment, and (3) other needed capital project services. Individuals in this role maintain expertise in assigned functional areas, for example, instrumentation, analyzers, power distribution, motors, etc. The engineer also maintains corporate and site standards related to assigned functional areas, aligning these with PIP and other industry standards as applicable.


Job Responsibilities
  • Provide electrical and instrument (E&I) engineering technical support, primarily for the Texas site, but for other sites as requested
  • Identify opportunities for improved instrumentation or electrical services (e.g., quality, cost, reliability)
  • Maintain technical expertise in assigned functional areas such as instrumentation, anlyzers, motors, etc.
  • Provide training to operating departments and Control Systems Mechanics related to assigned functional areas
  • Provide forecast cost and schedule estimates for capital and maintenance projects
  • Determine scope of work for electrical/instrumentation portion of projects
  • Provide engineering design and specifications to support procurement and construction activities for projects
  • Lead and/or participate on standards teams to develop standards and practices to be used for Eastman capital and maintenance projects
  • Interpret codes and standards related to functional areas of expertise
  • Participate with E&I team members on improvement projects related to E&I processes
  • Provide on-call E&I support for plant operations
  • Perform above duties with attention to safety in both work practices and design
  • Perform above duties with a focus on team work and customer satisfaction
  • Prioritize work assignments based on the safety, environmental, regulatory, and economic value to Eastman


Job Qualification / Skills  

General Electrical Engineering and Project Management Skills, including all or some of the following:

Process Instrumentation Design

Process Control


Power Distribution

Electrical System Design





- Ability to work effectively in a team environment with personnel from diverse backgrounds

- Ability to effectively handle a large volume of important or urgent issues in a timely manner

- Ability to effectively self-manage a very demanding workload

- Ability to effectively represent Eastman interest with outside groups, companies, and agencies

- Very high level of initiative

- Very service oriented and customer focused

- Strong commitment to personnel and process safety

- Good written and oral communication skills

- Good team leadership skills

- Strong problem solving and decision-making skills

- Good judgment

- Good planning and organizing skills


Bachelor (BS) or Master's (MS) degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university is required.


Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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.

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