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Quality Continuous Improvement Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  36737

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 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA


Within the Ghent South Site, the largest Polyvinyl Butyral polymer processing site in the world, we have a vacancy for a

Quality – Continuous Improvement Engineer

Job Responsibilities

  •  You are responsible for managing and optimizing the quality systems ISO9001: 2015 & IATF 16494.
  •  In this capacity, you lead audits both with internal and external parties.
  •  In close collaboration with other HSES services, you work towards an integrated management system.
  •  You are responsible for initiating, setting up and supporting continuous improvement projects throughout the organization, that can deliver both hard and soft value.
  •  You are very closely involved with the requirements and problems of the customers and you work together with other services to identify the root cause and to take corrective actions.
  •  You are jointly responsible for the preparation and execution of quality and product improvement projects / tests to (re) qualify both existing and new products.


Candidate profile
  •  Master in engineering sciences
  •  Interest in quality systems (FMEA, MSA, SPC, ...) and / or other management systems
  •  Motivated, independent, proactive and hands-on mentality
  •  Team player, able to work throughout the whole organization
  •  Interest in statistical and continuous improvements methods such as Lean, 6-sigma, Operational Excellence, ...
  •  Excellent communication skills with full working proficiency in Dutch and English.

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.

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