Eastman Electrical Engineer - Control Systems in Kingsport, Tennessee

Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2015 revenues of approximately $9.6 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world.

Description: Control Systems Engineer (Kingsport, TN)

Summary: Control Systems Engineers at Eastman are responsible for developing and maintaining automation solutions for a wide variety of manufacturing processes in domestic and international locations.

Primary Responsibilities: Include but are not limited to the specification, design, and integration of the following:

  • Engineering drawing development, review and approval.

  • DCS, PLC, and HMI programming.

  • Development and design of the control system strategy and architecture.

  • Configuration and management of industrial communication equipment.

  • Cost estimate and schedule development for projects.

  • Purchasing and acceptance testing of hardware and software.

  • System integration with existing equipment.

  • System simulation, start up, and check-out.

  • Lifecycle management activities from conception to dismantlement.

  • SIS and SIL rated safety equipment.

Candidate may become a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the following areas:

  • DCS/PLC/HMI programming in a variety of formats and platforms.

  • Control system networking.

  • Industrial instrumentation devices.

  • Project Technical Leader on industrial automation.

Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Long-term work authorization is required for this position. Eastman Chemical Company does not provide sponsorship for this position.


Education and/or Experience

Must have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university.

Preferred Experiences:

  • Experience working with control system design, commissioning and maintenance.

  • Project leadership skills.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Team Player with the ability to contribute in a matrix based environment.

  • Experience with DCS equipment (ex. Honeywell Experion / TDC / TPS, Emerson DeltaV / Ovation, NovaTech D3, Siemens PCS7 / OSx, or Yokogawa Centum).

  • Experience with PLC equipment (ex. Allen-Bradley, Siemens, GE, Honeywell, or Modicon)

  • Experience with industrial control system networking equipment (ex. Fiber-optics, media converters, Cisco, Hirschman, or Stratix).

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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.