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Control Systems Mechanic - Electrician-Refrigeration or High Voltage experience preferred

Job Requisition ID:  47666

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

Thank you for your interest in the Control System Mechanic career at Eastman!


We receive a high volume of interested candidates who apply to our positions. Although we are excited about each of our candidate's potential to be part of the Eastman Team, we are not staffed to talk personally with each individual. Therefore we have a dedicated phone line for you to access directly (903) 237-6111 where you can get answers to commonly asked questions.  Please do not call the regular main phone line for the Longview plant. After the posting closes, we will continue to accept required Workkeys test results, Transcripts, PDF uploads/profile updates on  for 90 calendar days.    This allows additional time for candidates to meet our requirements, especially Workkeys testing. This is an applicant pool posting for several job openings over the time period of up to one year.  By applying through this posting, you will remain an “active job specific applicant” for 1 year. Candidates who have applied for these positions within the current calendar year, should not reapply.  Also, you may access on the career tab to view additional information on job openings and instructions on how to apply. Complete details of the application and hiring process can be found at:  

 Please watch your e-mail for the status of your application with Eastman. We look forward to seeing if you may be the next Eastman Team Member!

 Applicants must do the following:

  1. Complete WorkKeys assessments no later than 90 days after applying.  See minimum required scores below. Make your scores "public" to employers. The URL must include the words "test details".  See further instructions provided in link below. Workkeys tests are currently offered at Kilgore College  Offered on Tuesdays @ 2pm and Thursdays 9am  (must register several days in advance) and you can register online at
  2. Complete this on-line application - Answer all questions and provide the public link to WorkKeys scores as directed. Please consider setting your profile visibility to "any company recruiter in my country of residence" or "worldwide" which will enable only Eastman recruiters to view.
  3. Electronically attach the following no later than 90 days after applying (note, system allows a maximum of four  (4) attachments):
  • Attachment 1:  Resume - Include on resume complete information on work history with job duties, dates of employment, reason for leaving and salary history.
  • Attachment 2:  Any high school, technical school, or college transcripts you wish to have us consider. If you receive an offer of employment, High School Transcripts or GED Certificate will be required. Please blackout dates and other personal information such as birthdate, social security number or race.
  • Attachment 3:  Copy of DD214 if you served in the military
  • Attachment 4:  Workkeys test results - must be dated within the last 5 years to be valid

NOTE: You should receive an immediate email confirmation when your application is submitted; only complete applications with ALL MANDATORY DOCUMENTS attached within 90 days of applying will be considered.


Job Description:

 Seeking qualified candidates with industry skill sets ranging from early career to experienced hires.


The Control Systems Mechanic (Electrical & Refrigeration Mechanic) responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Dismantle, repair, make adjustments to, overhaul, erect, install, assemble, fabricate and service analyzer, refrigeration, power distribution, and other general electrical and instrument (E&I) equipment throughout the plant depending on specific crew assignment
  • Provide the site production facilities with reliable, uninterrupted, and safe electrical energy supply
  • Detect faulty equipment by inspection, testing, or general knowledge of the work
  • Perform troubleshooting and preventive maintenance work to prevent breakdowns that could curtail production or cause dangerous or unsafe conditions to exist
  • Work from blueprints, written specifications, sketches, and oral instructions
  • Make repairs using reference material and prior experience without specific instruction
  • Utilize testing and measurement equipment
  • Observe maintenance procedures and keep all tools and shop equipment in good working condition
  • Perform basic root cause failure analysis (RCFA) on equipment and use reporting systems to record information
  • May perform specialized skills related to process analyzer equipment, refrigeration, or power distribution
  • Comprehend and follow written and verbal instructions
  • Coordinate eyes, hands, and fingers to handle precise movements
  • Coordinate eyes, hands and feet with each other in response to visual prompts
  • Use computers to:
    • Access procedures and other information
    • Access and complete required training
    • Input/retrieve data
  • Follow all safety, environmental, and company rules and policies
  • Be available for overtime or alternate schedules, on-call duties, and work rotating shift as required
  • Perform other related duties as designated by supervision
  • Use all safety equipment/personal protective equipment as designated, including but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, hard hat, face shield, fire retardant coveralls, safety boots, and respirators
  • Physical requirements include, but are not limited to, performing work in both shop/indoors and field/outdoors (in all weather conditions), standing, walking, climbing stairs and ladders, working at heights, working in cramped or confined spaces as needed,  and lifting and moving loads of various weights using any available tools and equipment
  • Interpersonal requirements include, but are not limited to:
    • Good Judgment
    • Dependability
    • Initiative (makes good use of time/resources)
    • Calm during emergencies
    • Team Player in a diverse work group

Training Requirements (after reporting to work):

  • Complete  apprenticeship program that includes:
    • classroom (books, hands-on labs, tests) - this portion is done primarily on the apprentice's own time
    • on-the-job training
    • on-going satisfactory performance
    • quarterly evaluations/feedback
  • Maintain current status on all procedural and safety training
  • Candidates with five or more years directly related experience may enjoy a higher starting rate as well as likely be able to complete the apprentice program on a self-paced fast track basis.

 Required Job Experience and Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Must have a valid state motor vehicle driver's license
  • Minimum WorkKeys scores of:
    • Applied Mathematics         5
    • Locating Information          5
    • Reading for Information     5
    • Applied Technology  (no minimum, but scores are reviewed by hiring managers)

Minimum of 2 years directly related experience required

  • Associates degree from a validated program may be substituted as comparable to the 2 year experience requirement


 Preferred Skills and Experience: 

  • Previous experience as a 1st Class / Class A Electrician
  • Instrument and Electrical Process Analyzer/Technician
  • Power Distribution - High Voltage
  • Analysis Troubleshooting
  • Universal CFC Certification or be able to obtain that certification within 12  months if working with refrigeration



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.

Eastman Chemical Company does not provide sponsorship for this position.

Eastman Chemical Company is an E-Verify employer.

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