12 Apr, 2022

Process Engineer

  • Eastman
  • St Gabriel, LA, USA
Process Engineer Chemicals

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 14,000 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 www.eastman.com.



  • Identify productivity improvement projects by analyzing production data, making mass & heat balances of the process, modelling and simulating the process, pinch analyses and other quantification methods
  • Propose production tests in order to collect data for productivity improvement projects.  Evaluate the results of production tests
  • Troubleshoot daily operational issues – interface with operations and maintenance personnel as problems are addressed
  • Monitor and continually optimize process operation; provide guidance to operations personnel to ensure that key energy consumption, yield, selectivity and production targets are met
  • Generate Management of Change (MOC) documents to address plant issues as required, complete engineering aspects of MOC documentation
  • Develop capital projects (includes developing scope, conducting project safety reviews, generating estimates, serving as project manager when funds are approved etc).  Develop all conceptual design, basic   engineering and process-related input for detailed engineering deliverables.  Interface with contract project engineering personnel if needed.  Projects may address issues with process, utilities and/or plant infrastructure
  • Calculate heat & material balances from actual plant data; use modelling and simulation software
  • Follow new technology developments and evaluate opportunities to implement in existing plants
  • Cooperate with research and development (R&D) of new processes in order to guarantee that the final research report contains all required input for the plant design
  • Cooperate with new business development activities in order to estimate the capex need (order of magnitude) for implementing business growth plans
  • Be familiar with PSM, including PHA’s and LOPA’s. Participate on PHA teams, perform LOPA’s as needed. Generate and execute projects to address action items




  • Bachelor of Science – Chemical Engineering
  • 5-10 years experience in petrochemical industry, in either Engineering or Operations technical support role


  • Proficiency in Distillation Unit Operation
  • Have a strong background in computer software applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, ASPEN+ modeling software, Access etc
  • Experience with DCS programming (Yokagowa or similar) would be helpful, but not required
  • Good written, listening and verbal communication skills
  • Be a team player in a team environment
  • Be a self-starter and a self-motivator
  • Be willing to travel on short notice
  • Have the ability to respond to call outs and flexibility to work overtime and extended hours during week days (including weekends and holidays if needed)
  • Have a desire to make a measurable positive impact to plant performance and Eastman profitability
  • Have a desire to obtain hands on experience in a plant operating environment

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