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DCS / I&E Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  40884

Eastman’s current hiring policy encourages and prefers new hires be fully vaccinated before reporting to work in this role when possible. 

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


This document summarizes the purpose, essential functions, and major duties of the job. The essential functions are the fundamental requirements of the job. The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. Employees must exercise principles of safety, environmental management, quality management, and good housekeeping in all aspects of the job and must inform supervision of any unsafe practices or conditions.
Prerequisites for this position are that the Electrical Reliability Engineer must have been trained in or have a good working knowledge of:

•    Equipment and operating unit reliability measures (MSDR, MTBF, MTBR, OEE, etc.)
•    Reliability improvement tools and techniques (SPC, six-sigma, etc.)
•    Investigative techniques (FMEA, RCFA, etc.)
•    Control Systems (DCS, PLC, Data Historian and Process Control Networks)


Reliability responsibilities include:
•    Lead or support site effort to reduce equipment failures, operating costs, and production losses in all manufacturing units of the Texas City plant 
•    Develop and report equipment wellness measures for the site with emphasis on identifying poor performers and high cost items
•    Establish and maintain both short and long-range reliability improvement plan(s)
•    Lead investigation into the root cause of equipment failures
•    Identify and champion “high-value” capital replacements
•    Identify cost effective repairs


Control Systems responsibilities also include but are not limited to the following:
•    Support the activities of Maintenance Team Managers and Technicians
•    Providing technical expertise to resolve plant issues and repairs
•    Install, remove, perform maintenance and design for implementation of control/interlock strategies as well as troubleshoot and correct (hardware and software) problems for DCS, PLC, PI and Process Control Networks communications
•    Support efforts to maintain site engineering standards within areas of expertise
•    Train site personnel on the proper care and / or repair of equipment as needed to support reliability improvement process
•    Develop and/or review various equipment specifications
•    Recommend spare parts for reliability-critical equipment
•    Promote standardization on equipment with demonstrated high reliability and ease of maintenance
•    Benchmarking of reliability best-practices
•    Maintain relationships with various technical and business organizations that focus on reliability and maintenance issues
•    Evaluate the Control Systems PM programs and provide technical support by identifying and presenting alternatives and recommendations. 
•    Analyze Maintenance Records, PM records and perform field audits to identify potential problems and needed changes to the Control Systems 
•    Managing in-house PM databases and maintaining all required documentation to comply with state and federal regulations
•    Generating MOCs to communicate changes in equipment, policies, and procedures
•    Revising and developing Maintenance and Inspection procedures

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: Galveston
Nearest Secondary Market: Houston

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