28 Sep, 2021

Chemical Manufacturing Engineer

  • Eastman
  • Texas City, TX, USA
Chemical Engineer Plastics & Manufacturing

Job Description

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 www.eastman.com.



This is a technical staff position at the Texas City manufacturing site.  The work involves interacting with Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, Environmental and Safety personnel to produce and optimize the manufacture of PZ 168 and Acetic Acid.   Responsibility may cover areas such as Utilities and Material Handling as well as the manufacturing of Acetic acid or PZ168. This position reports to the Manager, Manufacturing for the Texas City site. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Positively influence people development and institutionalization of Eastman core values
  • Promote institutionalization of Eastman Operational Excellence in Manufacturing at TCO
    • Continuous improvement
    • Safe, reliable operations
    • Knowledge capture and transfer
  • Manage technical program for area of responsibility
    • Develop mutually beneficial administrative and technical relationship with business partner INEOS
    • Define and implement plans for needed changes and improvement projects in the areas of safety, quality, reliability and cost
    • Define and forecast required capital for improving safety, reliability and capability of assigned units
    • Identify process bottlenecks and develop projects to provide incremental capacity increases
  • Manage day-to-day operations
    • Troubleshoot problems
    • Provide technical support to and transfer of operational knowledge to Team Managers and Operators
    • Actively participate in safety programs, e.g., audits, PHAs, PSSRs, MOC, JSAs, etc.


  • Minimum required education -- B.S. in Chemical Engineering from accredited college/university
  • Work experience – Three or more years of related manufacturing experience
  • Other – Willingness to relocate to the Texas City/Houston area

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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