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PHA Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  33982

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

PHA Engineer
Oulu, Finland

Taminco Finland Oy is a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company based in Oulu, Finland. The Oulu site was established in 1952 and Eastman acquired it in 2014 from Kemira plc. The key products produced are formic acid & derivates and formamide. The products are found in various applications in industries such as food, leather, rubber, textile, chemical additives, pharma, and in plastic and silage additives. 

Role purpose:

Ensure process hazard analysis (PHA) related matters are managed in compliance with corporate policies, legislation and country practices. Implement appropriate PHAs related to site’s process changes, process development projects, and revalidating current processes. The PHA is a cornerstone of our overall process safety program and include planning, execution, and reporting with key stakeholders across the organization. The methods utilized in accordance with corporate guidelines are HAZOP, What If- method and Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)

Main responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, plan and lead PHA studies on site with appropriate personnel and departments
  • Conduct all preplanning activities and gather process safety information as needed prior to the PHA
  • Ensure the PHA scenarios, consequences, safeguards, and recommendations are complete and correctly identified and captured in the PHA software
  • Review recommendations with Responsible Operations Leader
  • Development and document resolution plans and specific assignments and track to completion.
  • Update and maintain the PHA studies on site utilizing the PHA software
  • Conduct and lead PHA for new projects and for the revalidation of previous PHAs.
  • Setting and tracking goals and metrics for the site PHA program

Competence requirements:

  • BS degree in chemical engineering
  • Knowledge of chemical industry processes
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational and planning skills, facilitation skills and computer skills
  • Innovative, analytical and detailed oriented
  • Process safety minded: Understanding of and practice in identifying and managing risks
  • Language skills: Ability to work in international environment


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.
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For further information about this position please contact Lauri Määttä via +358 50 302 0122.

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