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Process Control Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  25592

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

The process control engineer will be responsible for providing control system’s technical support to Saflex or Butvar manufacturing operations on a daily basis. Responsibilities will include modifying, creating and implementing control system code changes. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, continuous process and safety improvement, updating the supporting control documentation and troubleshooting operations as needed by the assigned area. This position will interface with department support engineers and department management to make control system tuning and improvements based on department needs.




  • Responsible for maintaining safe and reliable manufacturing systems during process control improvement efforts and/or initiatives, including but not limited to production rates, efficiencies, yields, costs and changeovers
  • Responsible for alarm management monitoring, maintaining DCS mass balances and control loop tuning within the assigned department
  • Develop process descriptions, Process Flow Diagrams, and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Provide technical support during on-going plant operations and shutdowns
  • Provide training on processes, process controls and changes to all department levels.
  • Provide input to capital project scope and detailed engineering to ensure safe, reliable plant design, production at target rates and control of equipment.
  • Support capital projects with process control code development and implementation for safe and reliable operations.
  • Collect and analyze data to support current operation and make improvements and modifications.
  • Implement projects and process changes following Management of Change procedures.
  • Lead root cause analyses of process upsets and equipment failures to identify corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Participate in problem solving teams to identify, design and implement improvement projects including Six sigma improvement efforts
  • On-call process operations support coverage on a rotating basis
  • Support the development of the process improvement engineer within the assigned area, including possible mentoring.



  • BS in Chemical Engineering or related engineering discipline preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Significant experience with DeltaV required
  • Prior experience in Process Safety Management (PSM) environment preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to contribute effectively as an individual and within a team
  • High degree of initiative and ability to plan, prioritize, and work with minimal supervision

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: Springfield MA

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