Emergency Services Operator - (Firefighter, First Responder, Safety Inspector, EMT)

Job Requisition ID:  50988


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.


Applicants must:

  • Complete application online.
    • Applicants should receive an e-mail confirmation when the application is complete; only complete applications will be considered.  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.
  • Electronically upload the following document as an attachment to your profile before you submit your application:
    • A resume, with complete information on your work history, with job duties, dates of employment, reasons for leaving and salary history.  Please highlight any relevant work experience that is in the preferred area of emergency response, safety inspections and related services. 
  • Electronically upload the following documents as attachments to your profile - if possible, before you submit your application, or not later than 30 days after applying.  
  • Your official high school transcripts, diploma and/or GED and any college transcripts
  • A copy of your DD-214 if you served in the military.


Job Summary:

We are seeking experienced First Responders to join our current Plant Protection Team. The Emergency Services Operator primary duty will be resolving emergencies (e.g loss of containment that could result in a fire, explosion, or release of hazardous materials) at the TXO site. During emergencies they will be working under the TXO Incident Command structure and will assist other TXO emergency operators during declared emergencies. The work schedule will be a 12-hour rotating shift schedule (4-5-5, or a 48/36, etc.) to provide 24/7 coverage. This role may also be utilized to cover off shifts for other TXO emergency operators who may not be available due to vacation, illness, or to provide fire standby support.  The ideal candidate will be safety focused and have strong interpersonal communication and teamwork skills.

Additional Safety Related Duties: During the time when the emergency services operators are not responding to emergencies, they will work on conducting the following safety related inspections and services at TXO.

  1. PIV Inspections-Conduct inspection of approximately 760 PIV’s at the site per current NFPA standards.


  1. Fire Hydrant Inspection-Conduct annual inspection and preventative maintenance of approximately 200 fire hydrants per current NFPA standards.


  1. Fire Hose-Annual inspection and pressure testing of approximately 40,000 ft. of fire hose at the site. The pressure testing will be conducted using the TXO firewater distribution system to provide the water pressure to conduct the test. Testing will be conducted per current NFPA standards.


  1. Safety Shower/Eye Bath Performance Tests- Conduct annual flow tests on approximately 600 safety showers and eye baths at the site to show compliance with ANSI performance requirements.


  1. SCBA-Conduct inspections per current NFPA standards on approximately 200 SCBA’s.


  1. Level A PPE-Conduct inspections per current NFPA standards on approximately 50 suits.


  1. SCBA Filling and Mask Washing-Refill SCBA cylinders and wash masks following training exercises and emergencies. Approximately 500 SCBA cylinders and masks per year are estimated to be filled and washed.


  1. Fire Extinguisher Filling-Refill fire extinguishers following training exercises. Approximately 750 fire extinguishers are estimated to be filled per year.


  1. Inspection of fall protection equipment (harness, lanyard, etc.).


  1. Inspect wire ropes and synthetic slings used for hoisting equipment at TXO.


  1. Assist in sprinkler system repairs.


  1. Conduct routine security inspections.


Minimum qualifications, skills and experience required to be considered include:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • High school/GED
  • A valid state driver’s license
  • Emergency Response Experience
  • Hazmat NFPA 472/1072 Awareness
  • ICS 100,200,700,800 certification and corresponding experience
  • First Aid and CPR Training


Preferred skills and experience Include:

  • Hazmat NFPA 472/1072 Operation
  • Technician NFPA 472/1072.
  • EMT or Paramedic Certification
  • Confined Space Rescue Technician Certification (NFPA 1006)
  • Experience in Fire Protection Deluge Systems
  • Five plus Years of Emergency Response Experience
  • Firefighting Certification (NFPA 1081 Interior and Exterior or TCFP Basic Certification)
  • Safety Inspector experience


Physical Requirements:

Physical demands of job include requirement to pass the Firefighter Physical Test (CPAT) initially and periodically and perform the same functions in the event of an emergency.


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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