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Rubber Lab Analyst

Job Requisition ID:  34183

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 2018 revenues of approximately $10 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit



Eastman Chemical Company has an immediate opening for Laboratory Analyst in the Akron Rubber Laboratory.  The rubber laboratory functions as both a research lab and quality control lab for Eastman products developed and used in the rubber industry.  In addition, the rubber laboratory provides operational support to production facilities in the Americas, Europe, and Asia/Pacific regions. The lab works closely with the Tire Additives research and development teams to provide research support in new product development and quality assurance of our products.  


Applicant Responsibilities would include:

  •   Performing routine sample analysis including, but not limited to:
  •   Accurate and precise weighing of chemicals
  •   Ability to follow sample preparation in accordance with customer requests
  •   Operating internal mixers and two-roll mills
  •   Perform Physical, Mechanical, and Rheological testing using automatic and manual laboratory instrumentation
  •   Work safely around chemicals and machinery
  •   Follow Standard Operating Procedures
  •   Maintain a clean work area
  •   Assist in preventative maintanence of equipment
  •   Using a Laboratory Information System to report results
  •    Supporting all initiatives to improve the laboratory


Requirements would include:

  •   Minimal Education level – High School Graduate or equivalent
  •   Ability to function in a high-paced, quality-focused laboratory environment.
  •   Ability to work in high-performing teams both safely and responsibly.
  •   High sense of urgency and self-starter mentality


An ideal candidate would possess the following:

  •  Previous laboratory experience
  •  Familiar with ASTM testing
  •  Experience with internal mixers
  •  Mechanical Aptitude
  •  Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word

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.