Process Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  48370

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 




In this role, you’ll work povide daily plant support and implement projects driven by productivity, process safety management and reliability. 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Participate on PHA teams and perform LOPAs as needed. Develop and implement projects to remedy resulting action items 
  • Troubleshoot daily operational issues.  
  • Monitor and continually optimize process operations. 
  • Provide guidance to ensure key energy consumption, yield, selectivity, and production targets are met.  
  • Identify productivity improvement projects by analyzing production data, making mass & heat balances of the process, modeling and simulating the process, pinch analyses and other quantification methods.
  • Propose production tests to collect data for productivity improvement projects. Evaluate the results of production tests.
  • Troubleshoot daily operational issues through collaboration with Operations and Maintenance personnel.
  • Generate Management of Change (MOC) documents to address plant issues as required. Complete engineering aspects of MOC documentation.
  • Develop capital projects (includes developing scope, conducting project safety reviews, generating estimates, serving as project manager when funds are approved etc).  Develop all conceptual design, basic engineering and process-related input for detailed engineering deliverables.  Interface with contract project engineering personnel.  Projects may address issues with process, utilities and/or plant infrastructure.
  • Calculate heat & material balances from actual plant data; use modeling and simulation software.
  • Follow new technology developments and evaluate opportunities to implement in existing plants.
  • Cooperate with research and development (R&D) of new processes to guarantee that the final research report contains all required input for the plant design.
  • Collaborate with new business development activities to estimate the capex need (order of magnitude) for implementing business growth plans.



  • Minimum of a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from an accredited institution is required. 
  • At least 5 years of experience in the chemical or petrochemical industry, in either Engineering or Operations technical support role
  • Proficiency with PHAs and LOPA methodology.
  • Proficiency in distillation and other unit operations.
  • Strong background in computer software applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, ASPEN+ and other modeling software, Access etc.
  • Experience with DCS programming (Yokogawa or similar) is a plus
  • Good writing, listening and verbal communication skills.
  • Collaboration skills; ability to be a team player in a team environment.
  • Be a self-starter and a self-motivator.
  • Respond to call-outs and have flexibility to work overtime and extended hours including weekends and holidays if needed.
  • Desire to make a measurable positive impact to plant performance and Eastman profitability.


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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