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Chemical Operator

Job Requisition ID:  36910

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 2020 revenues of approximately $8.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


  • Performs all duties in accordance with safety expectations
  • Fills in logs and operating reports
  • Determines equipment and process problems utilizing drawings and procedures
  • Monitors plant inventories
  • Responds to plant alarms and emergencies
  • Responsible for making contacts with maintenance, other supporting departments and supervision regarding operating problems or irregularities
  • Makes equipment safe for operation, cleanout or repair
  • Dismantles, inspects, and cleans process lines and equipment
  • Operator performs confined space permits and authorizes Hot Work permits per procedure
  • Moves material and supplies using material handling equipment such as hand trucks, fork lifts and transtackers
  • Transfers material to and from railcars, tank trucks, hopper trucks and warehouse
  • Assembles containers, packs material and prepares material for movement
  • Collects and test process samples for testing by others
  • Enters lab results on computer
  • May be required to call for overtime support
  • Changes process functions using simple tools such as hoists
  • Performs general housekeeping throughout the facilities to sustain operations
  • Performs necessary SAP functions such as work orders, notifications, and Bill of Ladings to sustain operations


  • A minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Strong troubleshooting skills, problem solving skills, and mechanical aptitude
  • High degree of initiative and ability to plan, prioritize, and work with minimal supervision
  • Effective listening skills , responsive to questions, comments ,suggestions feedback
  • Ability to work effectively in a team based organization

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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