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Electrical Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  43157

Eastman’s current hiring policy encourages and prefers new hires be fully vaccinated before reporting to work in this role when possible. 

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 had 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit

Role Profile:

As an electrical engineer, you will work on teams for a variety of mid-size capital projects on our facility. You will apply your knowledge to perform engineering activities for design, scope, and cost/ schedule estimates, including equipment drawings and specification. 
You will also develop leadership and project management skills throughout the project by forecasting project resources, maintaining the project schedule and budget, communicating design factors, understanding the needs and collaborating with operations and engineering team members. 


• Design, specify, install and troubleshoot industrial electrical, power distribution, and instrumentation control systems for projects.
• Provide high-quality design, scope, and cost/schedule estimates including P&IDs, and equipment drawings and specifications.
• Perform the project management function for the execution of small and mid-size capital projects.
• Support and maintain control systems including PLC and Delta V DCS.
• Provide electrical and instrumentation engineering and technical support to plant operations and maintenance.
• Provides on-call maintenance support on a rotating basis.
• Directs E&I calibration procedures of critical equipment.
• Evaluates the adequacy of critical E&I equipment spare parts inventories.
• Provide input to Reliability Engineers in development of Predictive and Preventive Maintenance
• Conducts root cause failure analysis on major equipment failure.
• Recommends action plans to minimize equipment failures.
• Liaison with equipment suppliers pertaining to any E&I issues.
• Coordinates electrical and other related contracted work.
• Lead the commissioning activities during plant start up including preparing documents (engineering).


• Degree in Electrical Engineering
• Desirable to have knowledge in designing power distribution, feeders, and Motor Control Centers for motors, variable speed drives, lighting, grounding, Electrical Hazardous Area Classification, etc. and instrumentation and control systems including interlocks, PLC, and DCS (Delta V preferred). 
• Knowledgeable in using Preventive and Predictive Maintenance tools or system
• Good organization and communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to solicit input and support of others at various sites and levels in the organization. 
• Results oriented, puts in extra effort and work to accomplish critical or difficult tasks
• Familiar with CMMS (Computerize Maintenance Management System) such as SAP and common applications software (spreadsheet) Eg.  M.S


For more information about this role, please contact Timothy Wheeler on 


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