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Environmental Specialist

Job Requisition ID:  32301

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 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA

In this position you will work as a key part of the Environmental, Safety & Health team at the Patriot Centre, Fieldale and Axton sites in Martinsville, VA area. You will provide technical support to ensure facility compliance with environmental regulations and permits. As the site subject matter in Wastewater, you will have significant experience with wastewater operations, storm water permits, plan development, (SWPP and SPC) and inspections.  As the site functional specialist in air, and waste regulations, you will be responsible for managing Title V, CAM (Compliance Assurance Monitoring) plans for the Dyelines, MACT JJJJ (Web Coating Operations), MACT DDDDD (Boiler and Process Heaters), MACT ZZZZ (Stationary Generators), New Source Review (NSR), Refrigerant Compliance, and other air permits and programs. You will also have reporting duties for SARA 312 (Chemical Inventory) and SARA 313 (Toxic Release Inventory) reports, air emission inventory, and RCRA hazardous wastes. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining environmental requirement software and documentation.


You will be the facility liaison for regulatory agencies, corporate, and civic organizations. You will review and analyze environmental documentation issued by federal EPA, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, and other state and local agencies to determine the impact on company operations. Then determine financial, public, and environmental impacts.


In addition to the Environmental responsibilities, by being a member of the Global HSES team, you will be one of the GHSES liaisons to the sites operating departments. As such, it requires you to have general knowledge of personnel safety, industrial hygiene and process safety management. You will also have a basic understanding of DOT and TSCA regulations as well.


Education and Required Skills

•           Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Chemical, or other applied science discipline preferred

•           3 to 5 years of experience inclusive of Waste, Water and Air permit management experience

•           Ability to study and comprehend complex regulations and communicate this knowledge to others with different levels of understanding.

•           Clear, effective written and oral communication. Ability to promote an idea or defend a position while maintaining good working relationships.

•           Critical thinker and active listener with good judgment and problem-solving skills.

•           Ability to ensure compliance; tell people no when necessary and collaborate to develop compliant alternatives.

•           Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and make related appropriate decisions on a day to day basis.

•           Initiative and the ability to work in a team setting.

•           Good organizational, planning and strategic skills.

•           Computer experience and capability with standard software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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.