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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

Program Objectives:

• Provide opportunities for current college students & recent graduates who have completed at least one full year of a college chemistry class that included a lecture and hands-on lab.

• Provide a first-hand view of industry

• Provide the opportunity for hands-on experience in a manufacturing quality control laboratory environment


Job Description

• Limited Service Employee (LSE) positions are part-time, without benefits.  LSE's are eligible to work up to 1300 hours in any 12-month period of time.

• The program is designed so that LSE Summer Analysts may work a minimum of 10 weeks (12 weeks or more preferred).  It is anticipated that participants will work between 36 to 48 hours each week, however there is no guarantee of hours/work available at any time.

• Applicants must be willing to work 12-hour rotating shifts.

• Participants may be eligible for future work during other school breaks, holidays, etc.

• The individual will be trained to perform the responsibilities of the job through completion of an on-site structured training program.

• Work scheduling will be by assignment on a weekly basis to cover a regularly scheduled shift, but participants must also be willing to work on a call-in basis with notice as short as 8 hours in advance.

• The work schedule for this position is less-than-full time since it is not a permanent, on-going position.

• The employment status for this position is considered "temporary"; therefore, no employee benefits (health care, life insurance, etc.) are provided.



• Must be 18 years of age. 

• Must be an undergraduate college student, or recent graduate (within six months) from a 2-year or 4-year degree program.

• Must have completed at least one full year of a college chemistry class that included lecture and hands-on lab.  Class must be completed by end of Spring semester 2019. High school AP Chemistry does not fulfill this requirement.

• Prior experience in a laboratory environment or advanced (post-high school) study in Chemistry is highly desirable.

• Computer experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is preferred

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Be able to perform all of the essential elements of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations


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

Job Segment: Chemical Research, QC, R&D, Engineering, Research, Quality

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