Share this Job

Analytical Chemist

Job Requisition ID:  37862

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


•    Carry out all work in accordance with health, safety, and technical procedures.
•    Utilize analytical techniques such as microscopy and spectroscopy to support manufacturing, quality, defect analysis, technical service and product and process development functions across the Performance Films business.
•    Evaluate and develop new competencies of analytical techniques to meet growing Performance Films business need and participate in efforts to implement them. 
•    Participate on technical teams focused on business objectives of corporate growth and site quality improvement programs.
•    Employ the latest analytical technologies and sound analytical principles to solve major technical problems. 
•    Develop strong working relationship with analytical personnel at our corporate headquarters in Kingsport, TN to share best practices.
•    Supervise skilled technicians and/or operators in the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of analytical instrumentation.
•    Ensure timely completion of analyses and projects.
•    Review and write test methods and technical reports.



Ph.D. or M.S. degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science, or Materials Science and Engineering, or related field from an accredited college or university, or B.S. degree with 5+ years of relevant industrial analytical experience.
•    Broad-based analytical chemistry background with an emphasis on data-based problem solving.
•    A strong team player with a winning attitude willing to work across organizational lines to achieve goals.
•    Motivated to develop into a company expert in solving analytical problems. Should be able to lead and engage other scientists and technicians to provide key analytical data.
•    Innovative and creative problem solver with strong data interpretation skills and ability to identify options from incomplete data.
•    Capable of managing short-term and long-term measurement needs while meeting timelines.
•    Clear and effective written and oral communication skills.
•    Knowledge of weathering, color and color measurement techniques are a plus.
•    Knowledge of statistics and computer use for instrument control and information presentation is required.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

Job Segment: Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Application Developer, Scientific, Engineering, Research, Technology