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Laboratory Technician

Job Requisition ID:  39163

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 www.eastman.com.

Responsibilities

The Laboratory Technician position is responsible for providing QA/QC support for daily site operations and for in-service customer samples and analyses.  Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, performing testing and analysis for raw materials, in-process/intermediate materials, finished products, customer sample data analysis and reporting, coordinating other inspections and/or release of material in LIMS/SAP, verifications/PMs/calibrations of laboratory equipment, reagent/equipment/consumable inventory control, documentation creation/review/control and as well as other functions necessary to support site Quality Assurance.

The successful candidate will need to have the following skills and capabilities:

  • Calculate, interpret, record, and file results
  • Competent computer work station skills including entering data, extracting data, printing documents, forms, labels and reports, accessing and utilizing plant specific programs/applications, and communicating via email
  • Record, prepare, and track samples throughout the lab process
  • Maintain the sample retain system, including storage, disposal, retrieval and record keeping
  • Perform Quality Assurance activities to verify the capability of equipment and methods
  • Perform routine calibration and adjustments of laboratory instruments using analytical standards
  • Assemble, dismantle, troubleshoot, maintain, repair, and calibrate glass, mechanical and electronic analytical test equipment
  • Perform Test Method reviews to ensure compliance and conduct training for other laboratory personnel
  • Communicate, and coordinate with operating personnel regarding analytical results
  • Promptly report to supervisor any problems, significant test result variations from normal, and test results outside of specification
  • Work as necessary with other technicians to complete workload and  prioritize analyses to support plant operations
  • Coordinate individual work items or objectives to keep several jobs going simultaneously or schedule items in proper sequence to accomplish objectives in the most efficient manner
  • Understand and adhere to site safety rules and policies, and participate in site safety initiatives
  • Train or assist in training of others on laboratory technician responsibilities when requested
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Management to support site operations
  • Maintain laboratory areas in a clean, safe, and well organized manner
  • Maintain and clean laboratory glassware, refill solvent containers and dispose of samples
  • Maintain an inventory of glassware, chemicals, instrument parts, and other items for laboratory usage
  • Prepare, package, and ship product samples to customers on a regular basis
  • Provide aid or CPR to other site workers when necessary

Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in Chemistry or other science required
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry preferred, other Science or Engineering degrees may be considered  
  • Experience with Sample Manager and SAP software is preferred
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access. 
  • Experience with Gas Chromatography, ICP, FTIR preferred
  • Ability to multitask, and prioritize a variety of analytical tasks
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with others
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organizational and problem solving skills
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Work independently with minimal supervision, when necessary
  • Willingness to work second shift and weekends, when required
  • Willingness to work overtime, when necessary

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