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Advanced Chemist

Job Requisition ID:  46566

Eastman’s current hiring policy encourages and prefers new hires be fully vaccinated before reporting to work in this role when possible. 

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 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit



The Analytical Support Division is seeking an Advanced Chemist for its Process Analytics Department located in Kingsport, Tennessee.  The selected individual for this position will provide Process Analyzer support to assigned operating areas and global business platforms by identifying needs as well as designing, installing, and maintaining analyzer systems utilizing a variety of technologies.

A sampling of responsibilities includes:

  • Providing direction to a working sub-team consisting of a Control System Technician and Utility Operator.
  • Establishing strong working relationships with operating area personnel such as area managers, staff engineers, operators, and more.
  • Acquire and utilize key process information to then specify the appropriate analyzer system for the application.
  • Coordinate the installation of the system with multiple organizations.
  • Document the procedures associated with safe and reliable operation of the system, as well as technical reports and training documentation.
  • Assist with training the Process Instrument Analysts for ongoing maintenance of the system.
  • Perform more complex troubleshooting in the event of a system failure necessitating differentiated expertise.




  • Chemistry or chemical engineering degree preferred and generally most suitable, with a coinciding mechanical aptitude being highly beneficial.  BS through PhD degrees can qualify depending on specifics of educational and work experience.
  • 3 years minimum work experience, 5 preferred.
  • General attributes/skills necessary include:
  • Commitment to personal safety and that of the greater team.
  • Technical competence in the specialized field of Process Analytics.
  • Capable of effectively managing multiple concurrent projects.
  • Ability to lead and influence others.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, 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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