Material Handler Trainee

Job Requisition ID:  50488

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 2022 revenues of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit 




Eastman has an excellent opportunity to work at our Chestertown, Maryland manufacturing site as an entry level Material Handler.  This is an important site to Eastman where we manufacture specialty plasticizers. The position reports to the Materials Handling Team Manager.  Training will be provided to prepare the selected individual to perform work safely, such as safety training, tank entries for cleanings, spill cleanup, DOT training, CPR/First Aid, etc. 


Below are the key responsibilities required to successfully perform the job:


  • Requires a Zero Incident Mindset and the willingness to operate safely and demonstrate safe behaviors at all times
  • Operate manufacturing equipment independently, without supervision
  • Develop knowledge of the capacities, materials construction, products, vessels, tanks, and the available routes of product transfers from one tank to another
  • Proactively and accurately enter and manage inventory entries into SAP, and complete all required paperwork
  • Ability to read and follow all procedures
  • Learn to sample and test samples with accuracy
  • Operate in a team environment while assisting with daily operations, safety programs, etc.



  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Industrial, construction, or military experience preferred
  • Must have valid driver's license
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Must be able to read, speak, and write English 





  • High school diploma or GED required
  • General chemistry knowledge preferred

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.

Nearest Major Market: Cambridge MD

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