Analyzer Technician

Job Requisition ID:  48425

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 


Analyzer Technician

The Analyzer Technician provides technical expertise and support relative to Process Analyzer Systems which includes: ensuring equipment functionality, troubleshooting failures, meeting compliance requirements, supporting reliability improvements, providing technical assistance for project development and commissioning as well as developing and applying maintenance procedures to support document control efforts.

In support of daily operations and long-term development, the Analyzer Technician will work to meet schedule requirements while continuing efforts toward personal development and continuous improvement. Work quality and performance must be maintained to the highest level with the expectation of all jobs being completed, documented and verified as completely satisfactory.

Major Responsibilities

•    Maintain online analytical instrumentation through preventative and corrective maintenance.
•    Perform the routine checks and maintenance required to ensure equipment functionality and reliability.
•    Maintain accurate and thorough records of all analytical equipment calibrations in accordance with site quality procedures and documentation best practices.
•    Troubleshoot and repair issues that impair proper functionality of analytical systems.
•    Provide the required support needed to resolve non-scheduled priority jobs during normal and after hours.
•    Identify spare parts needed to reduce or eliminate equipment down time.
•    Recommend improvements to increase performance and reliability.
•    Assist with updating and creating equipment specification sheets, equipment files, checklist and procedures.
•    Train and mentor less experienced Analyzer Technicians.
•    Provide support for capital improvement projects including scope development, factory acceptance testing, installation oversight, commissioning efforts and equipment start-up.
•    Maintain the documentation and drawings needed to support continuous operation and improvement of analyzers.
•    Support Process Safety Management activities, such as PHA, MOC, , Incident Investigations, Alarm Management, etc.
•    Assure compliance requirements are achieved for Process Analyzer Systems by performing, overseeing and documenting internal audits.
•    Support the analytical equipment obsolescence replacement strategy.
•    Utilize SAP to support the Maintenance and Reliability work processes.
•    Participate in incident investigations associated with Process Analyzer Systems.
•    Accountable for day-to-day technical support necessary to meet department and site Safety,  Production, Environmental Compliance, and Quality goals and objectives.

Required Qualifications:

•    18 Years of Age with a High School diploma or GED 
•    Must possess or obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card prior to first day of employment
•    Possess a current, valid license to operate a motor vehicle in the United States.
•    Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship (U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident)
•    At least (5) years demonstrated practical analyzer work experience in maintaining process analyzers, sample conditioning systems and communications architecture.
•    Willing and able to work extended hours to resolve critical equipment issues and support site outages.
•    Experience with on-line analyzers such as GC, IR, Mass Spec, Titration, CEMS, HRVOC, Oxygen, Water Quality, Gas Detection, etc., in a petrochemical facility.
•    Experienced in process analyzer maintenance, project commissioning and start-up support.
•    Fundamental understanding of chemistry, spectroscopy and chromatography.
•    Proficient using computer applications (SAP, Microsoft Office, TEAMS) and practical knowledge of computer hardware.
•    Demonstrated troubleshooting knowledge, maintenance repair experience, and capital project support (reviews, factory acceptance testing, installation inspections, and start-up support).
•    Strong problem solver and self-starter
•    Ability to perform troubleshooting and root cause analysis
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills
•    Demonstrated leadership, learning and development skills
•    Ability to effectively interface with manufacturing, engineering and other functions including contractors
•    Self-initiated learning, corrective actions/follow-through
•    Time management processes and skills

Desired Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

•    Associates Degree related to Instrumentation or Analyzers, formal apprentice program, or Military background in relevant technical fields, strong chemistry background is a plus.
•    5 years experience and proficient understanding and experience with the follow analyzer systems:
o    Siemens Maxum II and Optichrom Gas Chromatographs
o    Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS)
o    Infrared (IR)
o    Ultraviolet (UV)
o    Total Organic Compounds (TOC)
o    Area and Personnel Atmospheric Monitors (Sierra, Scott, Eagle, GasTech, MiniRae)

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
•    Must be willing and able to work outside, year-round under various weather conditions. Eastman is a 24-hour, 365 days per year operations.
•    The candidate must be capable of climbing (scaffolds, towers, vessels, etc.) and working at heights.
•    Able to lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds
•    The ability to work in a confined space and from elevated platforms
•    Able to wear appropriate protective equipment
•    Required to participate in Respiratory Fit Testing Program
•    Basic computer skills are a requirement for this position
•    The critical competencies for this position are communication, teamwork, problem solving and decision-making, results orientation, initiative, relationship building, and technological orientation.

Eastman Team Member Commitment to Safety

At Eastman, the safety of our employees, visitors, and the communities in which we operate is a core value of our culture. We must remember that we earn the right to operate in our communities, and we always want to send our fellow team members home safely. All team members must commit to:

•    Operating with a zero-incident mindset and always take time to do the job safely. Never executing an activity that does not follow procedure or cannot be done safely. 
•    Stopping any process or work that is deemed unsafe.
•    Following all procedures and training that have been established in designated work areas and raising concerns if there is not a way to follow procedures as currently written. 
•    Following the Eastman Life Critical Processes and Basic Safety Expectations.
•    Actively identifying and eliminating hazards in the workplace and watching out for the safety of co-workers. 
•    Always using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as it applies to the job and specific tasks.
•    Reporting all job-related injuries or illnesses and near-miss incidents in a timely manner. 

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.

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