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Project Engineer - Experienced

Job Requisition ID:  42882

Eastman’s current hiring policy requires new hires be fully vaccinated before reporting to work in this role unless granted an exception and for certain legal requirements. 


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


This position is a Project Engineer position supporting capital projects within Eastman’s Advance Materials and Performance Films businesses.   The individual selected for this opportunity will provide project engineering support for assigned capital projects at the Indian Orchard, Massachusetts site.  The selected candidate will also provide project support to other manufacturing sites around the world, as required.  While supporting projects, the candidate will also gain experience in:

Construction Management –
-    Planning for construction
-    Selection of strategies
-    Bid package preparation 
Project Management Training 
-    Eastman Capital Processes
-    Presentation and effective communication with business
-    Project Scheduling
-    RFQ preparation
-    Project Execution Strategies
-    Forecasting, negotiating
-    Managing project team performance
-    Interface/Coordination with Construction Manager.


Location:  This position will be located at the Indian Orchard Site in Springfield, Massachusetts.  


Job Responsibilities:

•    Provide Engineering technical support during the design, construction and documentation phases of capital projects.
•    Provide Project Management Leadership for assigned small capital projects support the larger project.
•    Define scope and alternatives for capital projects and provide engineering support from feasibility, front end engineering, construction, and project start up
•    Design, specify, install and troubleshoot process modifications and equipment for assigned projects.
•    Lead cross functional teams comprised of Eastman and Outside Contracted engineers while being able to work individually.
•    Provide CMR (contractor management representative) support to assure oversight of job execution, when required
•    Investigate, recommend and implement new technology for continuous improvements during projects.


•    Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical or Chemical Engineering
•    Minimum of 5 years related Project Engineering, Plant Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering experience
•    Experience in Roll manufacturing process is helpful (examples: Winding, Web Handling, Sheet Extrusion, Coating)
•    Knowledge of Project Management processes
•    Demonstrated Leadership Skills in managing cross functional teams
•    Ability to manage multiple projects at once
•    Good communication, technical, and organizational skills 
•    High degree of initiative to drive projects from feasibility thru startup
•    Ability to contribute individually and in a team environment
•    Management of Change experience
•    Process Safety Management experience, a plus

Willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.  

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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