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Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  48714

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 2022 revenues of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit 


Join us and make a difference


As an Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Engineer at Eastman, you’ll provide necessary engineering and technical support to continuously improve plant instrument, electrical & DCS equipment integrity, reliability, cost and on-stream factor.


How you’ll help us innovate to build a better world


  • Specify hardware; program, troubleshoot, and recommend repairs, upgrades and expansions of DCS and PLC systems in the plant
  • Specify, troubleshoot, upgrade, and improve instrumentation systems including meters, sensors, transmitters, valve automation, analyzers, etc.
  • Coordinate with the local power company on purchased power needs to assure the continued reliability of the plant’s electrical distribution system
  • Monitor purchased power cost, demand, and equipment loading. Advise management of any trends or problems which could affect plant operability
  • Provide engineering and technical support instrumentation & electrical technicians on proper repair methods and techniques. Support field maintenance to resolve I&E field problems
  • Actively participate in department and plant safety programs and scheduled safety audits. Promote safety rules and regulations
  • Participate in OPHR/Hazard Reviews/ORI’s as needed
  • Investigate equipment failures, determine root cause of failure, and recommend appropriate solutions
  • Assist in the development and ongoing improvement of the plant mechanical integrity program
  • Design and specify alterations and revisions to improve equipment requirement and/or system reliability & capacity
  • Participate in the development of procedures and programs to support Quality Assurance programs and ISO efforts
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and periodic review of preventative/predictive maintenance programs
  • Continually assist in the development, implementation, and administration of departmental budgets, procedures, and guidelines and minor capital budget projects
  • Keep current with and evaluate new methodologies, work practices, equipment, instrumentation, controls and technology for application and use within the plant
  • Participate in the planning and execution of minor and major shutdowns. Provide support as required during shutdowns
  • Interface with operations on plant radio communications to address needs and problems.



We would love to hear from people with (Qualifications)


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or other engineering discipline with significant experience in Instrumentation or Electrical.
  • At least 5 years of experience in a chemical or industrial manufacturing setting, including experience related to electrical or instrumentation engineering


What will set you apart (Desired Competencies)


  • Experience with Yokogawa &/or Honeywell DCS
  • Self-starter and self-motivator with emphasis on personal accountability
  • Ability to effectively lead others
  • High level of ownership and desire to positively impact to plant performance
  • Excellent written, listening and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team player in a team environment


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: Baton Rouge

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