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Division Environmental Specialist

Job Requisition ID:  43719

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


The Department Environmental Specialist works closely with the Department Environmental Coordinator (DEC) to implement and administer the departments environmental programs.


Responsibilities Include:

1) Environmental Reporting

  • Prepare and review routine environmental reports that are submitted to EPA, TCEQ and other regulatory agencies with EA, DEC, and Operations management
  • Prepare annual reports including Emission Inventory and SARA 312/313 Reports
  • Assist with Title V semi-annual reports submitted to TCEQ

2) Environmental Compliance

  • Monitor the operation and data of the process units to maintain compliance with the New Source Review (NSR) Permits and Title V permits.
  • Monitor the operation and data of the process units to maintain compliance with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Site Permit
  • Manage environmental documentation  

3) Environmental Training

  • Administer environmental training of operations personnel and update environmental training modules in TEDs 
  • Respond to specific questions and information requests from Operations management
  • Assist with training for new permit requirements and environmental programs

4) Environmental Testing-

  • Perform compliance, opacity and flow testing
  • Work with EA, DECs, departments, and TRC contractor to successfully complete regulatory emissions and certification testing, as well as provide support for data submission to State Agencies.

5) Regulation Implementation/Permitting Assistance/Program Mgt

  • Assist DECs in implementation of new environmental regulations
  • Assist with PBR development, NSR Permitting & Federal Title V Operating Permits & renewals
  • Develop new databases, reports, presentations, environmental management tools and graphs as necessary
  • Develop department regulatory compliance procedures and review/revise existing procedures
  • Provide documentation as required by the TCEQ during Title V audits



  • High School diploma/GED required; College degree or technician certified employees preferred.
  • Completion of TXO Operator Apprenticeship program or equivalent work experience
  •  2 years experience in manufacturing or environmental assignment that requires interaction with manufacturing preferred
  • Experience/familiarity with environmental regulations in a manufacturing setting is a plus
  • Must be capable of understanding the relationship and meaning of scientific terms (ppm, mg/l, BTU, psia, etc.) and applying standard mathematical equations to raw data
  • Strong written, listening, and verbal communication skills
  • Basic computer aptitude (database use, spreadsheets, word processing, presentation preparation)
  • Strong teamwork skills to interact with all levels within the company
  • Flexible to adapt to changing priorities quickly and effectively
  • Good organization skills and initiative; self-motivated



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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