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Process Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  25966

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 2018 revenues of approximately $10 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit

Safety is our priority at Eastman. The Process Engineer at the Pace site is hands-on, providing daily plant support and implementing projects driven by personal safety, process safety, environmental compliance, quality, reliability, and/or cost reduction.


Responsibilities include:


  • Identify productivity improvement projects by analyzing production data, performing heat and material balances of the process, modelling and simulating the process, pinch analyses and other quantification methods.
  • Propose production tests to collect data for productivity improvement projects.  Evaluate the results of production tests. Utilize design of experiment methodology where applicable.
  • Troubleshoot daily operational issues – interface with operations and maintenance personnel as problems are addressed.
  • Monitor and continually optimize process operation; provide guidance to operations personnel to ensure that key energy consumption, yield, selectivity and production targets are met.
  • Generate Management of Change (MOC) documents to address plant issues as required, complete engineering aspects of MOC documentation.
  • Develop and execute capital projects (includes developing scope, conducting project safety reviews, generating estimates, serving as project manager when funds are approved etc).  Develop all conceptual design, basic engineering and process-related input for detailed engineering deliverables.  Interface with contract project engineering personnel if needed.  Projects may address issues with process, utilities and/or plant infrastructure.
  • Follow new technology developments and evaluate opportunities to implement in existing units.
  • Cooperate with new business development activities to estimate the capital expenditure needs for implementing business growth plans.
  • Lead and participate in process hazard reviews and plant safety assessments.
  • Participate in plant safety audits and routine safety improvement activities.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering
  • 2+ years’ experience in chemical/petrochemical industry or related industry, in either Engineering or Operations technical support role. 
  • Commitment to high level of safety and environmental awareness



  • Strong process chemistry understanding and troubleshooting skills
  • Knowledge of heat exchanger design, simulation, and rating is a plus.
  • Relief device sizing, specification, and selection are a plus.
  • Strong background in computer applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, ASPEN+ modeling software.  Good working knowledge of SAP.
  • Exhibit good leadership attitudes and behaviors
  • Excellent written, listening and verbal communication skills
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build trusting relationship with Operations and Maintenance employees.
  • Be a self-starter and a self-motivator with a focus on results.
  • Flexibility to work extended hours during weekdays; willing and able to respond to call outs in evenings, weekends and holidays on a non-routine basis
  • Have a working knowledge of HAZOP and LOPA methodology.  Trained facilitator credentials are a plus.
  • Ability to read, write and speak in English.
  • Physical requirements – Must be able to lift 40 lbs., climb ladders and stairs. Walking, bending, stooping is required. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including the use of a respirator. Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Pensacola

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