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Board Operator - Shift Process Lead

Job Requisition ID:  39209

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


The Shift Process Leader (SPL) is responsible for directing the work of a crew (typically 12-hour rotating shift employees) in a manufacturing operations area to produce a quality product. He/she will operate the console and direct the outside operators to manage the processes and equipment. His/her goal is to help the division meet safety, quality, and production targets, as well as to support and align with the company objectives. 

  • Optimize console to control day-to-day operations in the most efficient manner
  • Job training is completed effectively and timely
  • Model safe behaviors and good housekeeping and always adhere to Basic Safety Expectations
  • Participate in effective crew safety meetings, lead as requested by Team Manager 
  • Participate in incident and ‘near miss’ reviews
  • Ensure safety training and Management of Change (MOC) training is completed effectively and timely
  • Lead/Facilitate effective team meetings
  • Communicate clear expectations to the crew and to other stakeholders
  • Quality/Reliability: Ensure the operation is maintained using best practices, maintain crew’s focus on business results, assist with troubleshooting
  • Initiate work notifications
  • Troubleshoot problems using trends, procedures and other resources
  • Coordinate maintenance activities in area of responsibility
  • Issue safe work permits for maintenance activities and ensure JSAs are used where appropriate


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • 5 years’ process experience
  • P-Tech degree highly desired

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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