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Environmental Representative

Job Requisition ID:  42728

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 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


The Environmental Representative reporting directly to the Site Health, Safety, Environmental and Security Manager will be responsible for driving compliance and advancing site environmental programs and systems.

This includes but is not limited to the following duties:
•    Participate in the implementation of Eastman policies and guidelines to help ensure that our employees, contractors, and visitors enjoy high levels of safety, health and environmental protection; thus reducing our liability exposure and preserving our privilege to operate.
•    Using internal and external resources to provide guidance to site management for implementation of programs or controls to ensure compliance with environmental requirements.
•    Manage site environmental programs including but not limited to Title V, LDAR, and wastewater.
•    Provide support for environmental compliance management systems and software applications including working with vendors to maintain and update systems, as needed.
•    Prepare and submit reports on a timely basis to appropriate agencies to assure compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations.  As required, obtain new or revised permits that provide operational flexibility within the schedule established for new projects. Ensure that the operating units can meet all provisions and provide tools to enable compliance.
•    Working with Eastman, external industry groups and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, provide input to influence emerging air and other regulations that would potentially impact plant operations.
•    Provide environmental guidance, develop procedures and training, and support the site as needed.
•    Participate in site objectives in the areas of community relations.
•    Experience/familiarity with Federal and TCEQ requirements.

Preferred skills:
•     strong written, listening and verbal communication skills
•     strong computer skills for working with compliance software
•     strong presentation skills including meeting facilitation
•     good interpersonal skills
•     ability to develop cohesive working groups with personnel with various backgrounds, work assignments and education
•     be a team player in a team environment
•     be a self-starter and self-motivator


Education Requirements:
B.S. in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related equivalent, advanced degrees are preferred.

Experience Requirements:
Minimum 3+ years experience in a manufacturing environmental 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: Galveston
Nearest Secondary Market: Houston

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