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      March 07,2021
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    Production Engineer

    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

    Role Description

    The Production engineer serves as the main driver for successful day to day production for a section of our manufacturing site in Middelburg. With your in-depth knowledge of production processes, you will connect with the team managers, their teams and act hands-on to ensure daily manufacturing targets are met. You will build and maintain a deep connection to the Process Improvement team to unlock future potential that help raise the bar. Please note as a Production Engineer you will be a member of the production call out team and crisis management team. You will report into the Production Manager.


    • Daily monitoring of the designated production plant by analyzing process performance and engaging into conversations with the operational team to address safety concerns and identify and resolve quality deficiencies and capacity restrictions.
    • Improve personnel health & safety, process safety and the environment by investigating and taking action on incidents, near misses, operator concerns and join Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) or Job Hazard Analysis (JHA).
    • Identify and solve the causes of off-quality material, customer complaints and unplanned downtime, in order to achieve expected Product Line performance parameters.
    • Lead and support complex problem solving, by using Root-Cause-Analysis (RCA) and Problem Analysis (PA) methodology.
    • Closely work together with the Process Improvement team to architect and support the long-term process improvement strategy for the designated Product Line and help implement process standardization and best practices.
    • Ensure adequate monitoring of production data and its proper storage in the company database
    • Closely work together with Process Engineering team and evaluate Process Design Packages (PDP’s), commissioning plans and Pre-Start up Safety Review (PSSR) prior to implementation.
    • Become the technical and technology liaison for the operational team within the designated Product Line.

    Qualifications and skills

    • Bachelor’s degree Chemical Technology or Process Engineering
    • At least 5 years relevant work experience in the chemical/process industry.
    • Proactive safety mindset.
    • Well-developed analytical traits, easy decision maker and tenacious in achieving results.
    • Excellent planner and organizer with a high stress tolerance.
    • Good team player showing high adaptability and optimism.
    • Excellent and proficient communicator in Dutch and English.
    • Certification on Six-sigma, Problem Solving and Decision Making and Root Cause Analysis are valued.
    • Open for future rotation to other site engineering roles.

    Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

    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.

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