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Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

This posting is for an Applications Development Scientist in the Adhesives and Polymer Technology group located in Kingsport, TN for Eastman Chemical Company. The position will have responsibility for formulation and applications development primarily in support of developing businesses within Eastman related to polyurethane and acrylic systems for use in Adhesives. This involves direct customer engagement in the development of new opportunities for Eastman's developmental materials. The ideal candidate will also have working knowledge of hydrocarbon hot melt adhesive and rubber modification markets and materials, and applications relevant to applying these materials. The selected individual for this position will also be responsible to translate market needs into product concepts and subsequently develop the concepts into commercial products. Candidates should be able to communicate effectively and function in an innovative, fast-paced, multidisciplinary team environment.

 

The selected individual for this position will be required to:

• Have a deep understanding of structure-property-performance attributes of polyester, polyether, and acrylic adhesive systems to include formulation and application development knowledge

• Have hands-on experience with design and formulation of reactive cure adhesive systems including polyurethane resins

• Strong knowledge of reactive cure adhesive markets and applications (ex. automotive, packaging lamination, wood working, electronics)

• Translate fundamental knowledge to the development of new applications and the identification of new market platforms

• Understand end-user requirements and testing procedures to determine how Eastman product offerings can enhance adhesive applications and performance

• Identify needs and opportunities through direct interactions with customers, sales and marketing teams with the ability to translate those unmet needs into differentiated new product or service solutions

• Ability to work with and connect seemingly unrelated pieces of information

• Translate ideas and concepts into detailed technical work plans that allow a Technician resource to safely and effectively execute process chemistry or applications development

• Provide technical support for customer inquiries and complaints.

• Assist customers with Adhesives formulations, application development and scale up

• Prepare technical presentations and supporting literature to enable customer engagement

• Protect intellectual property through patent applications and communicate relevant technical data through presentations at external customers’ sites

• Represent the company at industry events and other forums

• Lead multidisciplinary new product development project teams

• Travel (up to 25% of time) to Domestic and International locations under short notice

 

Education Requirements:

A Ph.D. or Master’s degree in Polymer Science/Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or related field from an accredited college or university.

 

Job Quallifications / Requirements:

• Minimum of 10 years of industrial experience in the adhesives or polymers industries

• Demonstrated broad working knowledge in a wide range of polymer science skills including: structure-property relationships, polymer physics, characterization, mechanics of materials, and polymer testing

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

• Previous project leadership in an industrial setting is preferred

 

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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