Electrical Engineer - Power/Motors Experience

Job Requisition ID:  48275

We transform the way things are made and done by listening and collaborating. Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. Our 14,000 employees in more than 100 countries listen to the needs of society and our partners to develop groundbreaking technologies, leading business models and sustainable materials that help make the world a better place. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.


Job Description

Electrical Engineers in Engineering & Services Department, Electrical & Instrumentation (E&I) 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 and areas of subject matter expertise. The engineer also maintains corporate and site standards related to assigned functional areas, aligning these with other industry standards as applicable.


Job Responsibilities

  • Provide electrical and instrument (E&I) engineering technical support, primarily for the Longview, Texas site, but for other sites as requested.
  • Identify opportunities for improved electrical design (e.g., improved safety, quality, cost, reliability, etc.).
  • Maintain technical expertise in assigned functional areas such as power distribution, electric motors, variable frequency drives, etc.
  • Provide or coordinate training for 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 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. 
  • Maintain knowledge of latest innovations and technologies.
  • 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.
  • Prioritize work assignments based on the safety, environmental, regulatory, and economic value to Eastman.
  • Electric Motor Expertise and Functional Ownership:
    • Work with Operations staff and Maintenance to resolve electric motor issues on low voltage and medium voltage motor applications.
    • Provide engagement and support for capital projects involving motor installations.
    • Monitor performance and maintain data on equipment where possible.
    • Assist in the troubleshooting of motor or motor related issues.
    • Lead effort for the repair of large electrical motors.
    • Communicate equipment repair status to stakeholders.
    • Ensure that motor repair vendors meet Eastman standards for quality and safety.
    • Visit motor repair facilities as needed to ensure quality and reliability of electric motor repairs.
    • Engage in Reliability Reviews associated with motors to discern root causes.
  • Provide mentorship and sharing of knowledge for other team members.
  • Perform above duties with attention to safety in both work practices and design.
  • Perform above duties with a focus on teamwork and customer satisfaction.



Job Qualification / Skills  

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

Power Distribution

Electrical System Design




Variable Frequency Drives



- Must possess a mindset that injuries and safety events are avoidable.

- Strong commitment to personnel and process safety

- 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

- Good written and oral communication skills

- Good team leadership skills

- Strong problem solving and decision-making skills

- Good judgment

- Good planning and organizing skills

- Strong curiosity and a desire to determine the root cause of a problem

- Desire for continuous improvement and development for personal growth


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


A minimum of five years of experience in electrical power or motor specification, design, and troubleshooting in the petrochemical industry or petroleum refinery industry is required.


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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