Process Control and Optimization Position @ Eastman Chemical Company

Eastman Chemical has announced a new position of interest for the PSE community. Their announcement is below:


Eastman Chemical Company has an opening in the Advanced Controls Technology group – a corporate group based in Kingsport, Tennessee.  This is an opportunity for a Chemical Engineering Ph.D. who has a research background and interest in process control and/or optimization. 

To apply:  https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=34264&company=eastmanprd

If you would like more information about the position, feel free to contact Stephen Miller at smmiller@eastman.com.

Position Overview

The Advanced Controls Technology group is part of Eastman’s Process Engineering Department and is responsible for:

  • Designing control strategies for new processes
  • Improving control strategies for and/or performance of existing assets
  • Developing and implementing new process control and/or optimization technologies 

The employee would be involved in each of those facets of the group’s work. 

Typical job responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement advanced control solutions for existing and new chemical operations
  • Develop models of chemical processes to provide insights for control improvements, plant tests, experimental process operation, etc.
  • Perform mathematical analysis of chemical process data to assess control and/or process performance
  • Collaborate with others to develop new concepts and tools for process control and optimization, to demonstrate feasibility and value, and to translate that work into practical application 
  • Stay abreast of academic developments in the process control and/or optimization fields

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, with research focus in the area of process control and/or optimization.
  • The applicant must be able to work well in a group/team environment and have excellent communication skills.
  • Strong math and computer background, preferably with substantial coursework in advanced control and/or optimization techniques.
  • Experience in the application of process control and/or optimization technology in the chemical industry is a plus.

About Eastman

Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of advanced materials, additives and functional products, specialty chemicals, and fibers that are found in products people use every day. As a world leader in the diverse markets it serves, Eastman is focused on delivering innovative and technology-based solutions while maintaining its 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 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA.

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Thomas A. Adams II

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University