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Power Watch Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  36348

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


The Power Watch Engineer will be responsible for the safe, continuous, and efficient operation of high pressure steam boilers and their associated auxiliary equipment. Responsibilities will include supervising the Power Plant wage operating and maintenance personnel, maintain necessary operating and maintenance logs and records, trouble-shoot operating issues quickly and effectively and ensuring compliance with all environmental and regulatory requirements.
Major Responsibilities
• Supervise operation of boiler feed water pumps and heaters to maintain proper water levels and ensure boiler combustion fans maintain proper boiler draft 
• Manage control systems to operate boilers and maintain the efficient burning of fuel
• Manage Power Plant Maintenance and Reliability Programs
• Maintain proper operation of air compressors, water softeners, return water and condensate systems, and other power plant support systems 
• Monitor operating conditions utilizing various gages, analyzers, indicating and recording devices, and operate manual controls and check automatic controls for proper operation to meet plant steam demand
• Test and add chemicals to the deaerators and boilers, and supervise and operate when needed, the main turbine generator and other steam turbines  
• Ensure work areas are up to plant and state cleanliness standards including general housekeeping
• Provide support with minor repairs or adjustments to Power Plant equipment with the use of small tools during operational emergencies
• Update the daily shift log and Operator’s Log Book for each boiler 
• Direct work of outside contractors performing maintenance/repair work as necessary
• Perform backup duties for Chief Engineer as needed


• Massachusetts 3rd Class Stationary Engineer’s License is required 
• Supervisory experience in a Power Generation Facility, as well as Process Control Systems experience preferred
• Willingness and ability to work rotating shifts and holidays required
• 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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