Division Environmental Coordinator

Job Requisition ID:  51148

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 www.eastman.com.



The Division Environmental Coordinator (DEC) is responsible for management of environmental programs in division/departments with moderately/highly complex regulatory and operational processes. They are the liaison with manufacturing areas for environmental review, authorization, implementation and compliance of changes whether process or regulatory.

DEC Responsibilities Include:
• Champion environmental compliance efforts including identifying permit needs, applying for and obtaining required permits, identifying permit modifications supportive of operations, and implementation of policies and management systems to ensure compliance with permit and other regulatory requirements.
• Coordinate environmental activities including waste management, environmental reporting, audits, assessments, investigations, inspections by outside agencies, and performance tests.
• Maintain and manage the effectiveness of environmental procedures and policies.  Ensure proper training.
• Evaluate the environmental impact of regulation or process changes and prepare site/departments for the changes. 
• Serve as a resource for practices, programs, and analysis/resolution of issues in environmental compliance, data collection, and reporting which may include complex analysis or solutions.
• Maintain effective relationships and represent the site to community officials, regulatory agencies and industrial committees.
• Responsible for growth and development of assigned environmental personnel and assist with training of others.
• Leads environmental team(s) and provides input to the development and implementation of key environmental processes to meet broader Global HSES/Site goals with site/region impact.
• Develop and submit routine reports to local and corporate management regarding activities and statistics related to environmental metrics
• Assist with budgets/expenditures related to environmental management.
• Collaborate with other environmental resources throughout the company to benchmark and identify best practices.


- Bachelor of Science degree in chemical or environmental engineering or equivalent technical degree
- 2 years exempt level experience in development, manufacturing or environmental assignment that requires interaction with manufacturing preferred
- Demonstrated knowledge in environmental regulations in a manufacturing setting is preferred
- Proven ability to timely implement and execute established plans and procedures
- Basic computer aptitude (database use, spreadsheets, word processing, presentation preparation)
- Strong communication and negotiation skills to interact and influence all levels within the company
- Ability to simplify complex material or situations
- Flexible to adapt to changing priorities quickly and effectively
- Good organization skills and ability to find practical solutions to environmental issues
- Good negotiating skills

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.

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