I&E Journeyman

Job Requisition ID:  48729

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 www.eastman.com. 


I&E Journeyman

The Instrument and Electrical (I&E) Journeyman will interface with the appropriate maintenance and manufacturing resources to resolve, improve and implement maintenance activities in a safe, responsible and environmentally sound manner which is in compliance with all regulatory requirements.

While striving to provide personal support of daily operations, the I&E Journeyman 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
The I&E Journeyman monitors, troubleshoots, and services 120V up to 4kV field equipment and instrumentation (motors, sensing devices, control valves and other control loop components). They must be aware of and follow all safety and security guidelines according to Company policy.

Required Qualifications

•    18 Years of Age with a High School diploma or GED 
•    Completion of a five-year apprentice program
•    Completion of a two-year Associates degree in Instrumentation or related field, plus at least 3 years of experience
•    Five years of related experience
•    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)
•    Possess skills, knowledge, and training related to implementation of life critical processes: LOTO, system and process openings, working at heights, hot work, confined space entry, energized electrical work.
•    Must have a good working knowledge of:
•    Digital, electronic and pneumatic instrumentation and controls and related troubleshooting techniques
•    Motors, power and control circuits and related troubleshooting techniques.
•    Smart transmitters and field devices and the tools used to check them.
•    Schematics, wiring diagrams, loop drawings, blueprints and PID drawings.
•    Must have a functional knowledge of / be familiar with:
•    Distributed control systems or DCSs (e.g. Invensys I/A, Emerson Delta V)
•    Programmable logic controllers or PLCs (e.g. Modicon, Rockwell)
•    Basic understanding of window-based programs: MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills 
•    Well-developed teamwork and leadership skills
•    Self-initiated learning 
•    Time management processes and skills
•    Self-initiated corrective actions/follow-through
•    Must be able to maintain:
•    A professional relationship in the internal work environment with co-workers
•    A professional relationship in the external work environment and with public agencies.  
•    Exhibit professionalism and maintain order in highly stressful/emergency situations.

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.
•    Must be able to work 10 hour day shifts and be available for emergency call-outs on off hours
•    The candidate must be capable of climbing (scaffolds, towers, vessels, etc.) and working at heights.
•    Sensory Requirements:
•    Observe peripheral objects while vision is focused on a given point
•    Judge distances and spatial relationships
•    Distinguish sounds of very low volume or at low or high sound extremes, i.e., warning calls, motor noise
•    Identify and distinguish colors
•    Read fine print or closely inspect items
•    Distinguish odors
•    Intact tactile sensation for use of tools requiring fine motor skills
•    Feel vibration variance 
•    Cognitive requirements:
•    Advanced arithmetic 
•    Measure and convert between both English and metric measurements 
•    Draw conclusions from analytical, written or computer-generated materials
•    Create methodologies for accomplishing goals
•    Generate reports based on data 
•    Carry out given instruction
•    Develop plans, procedures, goals, strategies, or processes based on data analysis or experience
•    Must be able to wear the following personal protective equipment (PPE):
•    Flame resistant clothing (FRC)
•    Safety shoes and hard hat
•    Ear and eye protection (safety glasses, goggles and face shields)
•    Respiratory protection (partial and full-face respirators)
•    Chemical protective suits, rubber boots, and gloves

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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Nearest Secondary Market: Houston

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