Process Supervisor

Job Requisition ID:  50637

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 is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


Process Supervisor

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 Description:

The Process Supervisors work at Oulu site as part of team taking care of formic acid production operations. The aim is to ensure the safe, cost-effective, and reliable operation. The roles include also working closely with daily maintenance activities.


Tasks & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


•    Ensure safe operations in formic acid production 
•    Work permits (containing hot work and confined space entry)
•    Production monitoring, reporting of deviations, troubleshooting
•    Implementation of new tools/procedures in production containing training for operators
•    Support project managers in carrying out investment projects assigned to formic acid production
•    Review and writing of work and equipment instructions
•    Production reporting to SAP system
•    Corrective actions for hazard identifications, near misses and incidents
•    Related tasks may include: 
     •        Participation to safety reviews (including HAZOP, LOPA) 
     •        Participation to Management of change activities (MOC) including needed actions
•    Takes care of safe completion of work related to maintenance shutdowns


Required Qualification & Experience:
•    Bachelor’s degree or related discipline
•    2 to 5 years relevant experience
•    Knowledge of chemical industry operations
•    Strong interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills are required
•    Motivated, self-starter who can work well within a team environment
•    Knowledge of MS office programs required
•    Fluent Finnish, English preferred

For further information, please contact Production Manager Jukka-Pekka Paakkola +358 409230650, on Fridays between 12:00 – 13:00. We will start the selection process already during the application period which ends on 1st of March 2024 so don’t hesitate to leave your application as soon as possible. 

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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