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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

Eastman has an immediate opening for a Scale Up Program Leader in Kingsport, TN.


Job Duties:

  • Lead scale-up programs as well as individual projects
  • Provide representation to select business area(s) for scale-up and process innovation
  • Develop strategies to implement scale-up of major programs/projects
  • Provide scale-up project leadership, oversee lab, pilot, and manufacturing scale-up activities
  • Engage with business and technical management to advocate for appropriate scale-up activities, facilities, and capabilities
  • Represent Eastman with tolling opportunities where processes will be scaled and manufactured externally
  • Lead project teams to drive new product and process innovations
  • Manage technicians and operators while implementing lab and pilot activities
  • Innovate new process (and product) technology
  • Provide technical and business assessments to guide management through the development and scale-up of new products/processes
  • Confident, outgoing leader, good interactive skills ranging from operations to upper management


Job Requirements/Qualfications:

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry
  • 5+ years experience related to process development
  • Skilled at implementing lab scale and pilot scale experiments
  • Experience in scaling small scale processes to plant scale equipment
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to direct work of technicians and operators
  • Comfortable challenging peers and supervision to develop creative solutions
  • Proven ability to engage well with technicians/operators, peers, and management
  • Capital experience preferred
  • Proactive; ability to negotiate and drive challenging projects forward


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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