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Civil Engineering Design & Drafting Technician

Job Requisition ID:  46960


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 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2022 revenues of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


Seeking a qualified candidate to fill an experienced Structural Steel Design & Drafting Technician position in the Engineering & Services Department at the Longview, Texas location of Eastman Chemical Company.  This will include support for projects in a large chemical manufacturing facility, and may involve work in specific areas such as Structural Steel, Piping, Fire Protection, etc.  This position involves a combination of capital project and plant maintenance support activities.


Job responsibilities include:

  • Use MicroStation and drawing maintenance database in support of job duties.
  • Prepare, revise, research and interpret engineering drawings and assist in development of engineering designs.
  • Assist in preparation, maintenance, and improvement of drafting and design related work processes and standards.
  • Assist in estimating and maintenance of the estimating database
  • Learn, interpret and apply site and corporate design standards, and industry code requirements and standards
  • Work with plant support and capital project teams to ensure documentation is updated to reflect "as-built" conditions after new installations or maintenance. 
  • Work with contractors, construction and other plant personnel on new installations, inspection, and maintenance of systems
  • Serve as liaison with contractors to provide drawings, calculations, field walk-through, and other information as needed
  • Inspect installations and report/resolve differences in field installation and design 
  • Understand chemical properties and assess hazards


Must possess an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Design and Drafting from an accredited program.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Must have a valid motor vehicle Driver’s License
  • Must have proficiency in the use of MicroStation / AUTOCAD or similar computer drafting software
  • Strong preference for three or more years drafting and design experience in industrial facilities
  • Strong preference for drafting and design experience in chemical or oil & gas industries
  • Experience in structural steel, piping, and/or drafting and design is preferred
  • Must possess strong teamwork, communication, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Must have ability:
    • to interpret and apply design standards and industry code requirements
    • to perform related calculations and initiative to manage multiple projects and tasks with minimal supervision
    • to produce engineering drawings and assist in development of engineering designs
    • to research and interpret drawings, gather field information, prepare permits, work with construction personnel, and complete other tasks associated with design and inspection to ensure installation per design.



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: Longview

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