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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

Advanced Materials Technology has an immediate need for a New Product Engineer - Thermoplastic Formulations.  This is role for which industrial experience with thermoplastic compounding and processing equipment is required.  This is not an entry-level role.


Job Scope:

- Principal scale-up engineer responsible for supporting Eastman's thermoplastic compounding business

- Responsible for progressing new thermoplastic formulations from development scale to manufacturing scale

- Work with formulation specialists to define process specifications and prove manufacturing capability for thermoplastic formulations

- Work with formulation and analytical specialists to define and implement product testing protocols for thermoplastic formulations

- Work with Technology, Product Management, and Manufacturing to create and execute asset strategy

- Support Manufacturing in process improvement, debottlenecking, and yield gain efforts

- Develop project plans and lead projects that support above duties

- Communicate results and recommendations to team and management; document results in reports

- Apply statistical tools effectively (six sigma, capability analysis, design of experiments)


Job Requirements / Qualifications:

- Bachelor of Science in Polymer Science or Engineering, Materials Science or related is required;  PhD is preferred

- 5+ years' experience in thermoplastic polymer product development or manufacturing/support is required

- Experience in thermoplastic compounding processes and equipment is required

- Experience with thermoplastic polymer blends and additives is required

- Familiarity with polyester thermoplastics is preferred

- Strong project management skills are required

- Excellent oral and written communication skills are required

- Desire and demonstrated ability to work in a team environment are 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: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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