Technical Service & Application Development Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  50976

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 2023 revenue of approximately $9.2 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit

The Role

In 2019, Eastman became the first company to begin commercial-scale molecular recycling for a broad set of waste plastics that would otherwise be landfilled or, worse, wind up in the environment. Eastman Advanced Circular Recycling technologies will be able to process waste plastics traditional mechanical recycling methods cannot—including polyesters, polypropylene, polyethylene, and polystyrene—derived from a variety of sources, including single-use plastics, textiles, and carpet. These technologies provide a true circular solution of endless recycling for materials, allowing them to be reused repeatedly. 

This Technical Service & Application Development Representative function will be the Specialty Plastics’ technical support specialist for our customers in the German region.




  • Assist customers with part & mould design, plastic processing, troubleshooting procedures, material handling, when qualifying our polymers.
  • Responsible for material recommendations converting the  voice of the customer into “Critical To Quality”-parameters driving product selection and development 
  • Attend internal and external trials to evaluate material processing.
  • Keep up to date with market, application and processing technology developments including competitive material and competing technology developments
  • Identify & document industry and customer specific unmet needs and product fitness for use criteria
  • Provide technical product training to customers, distributors and sales & marketing teams
  • Help develop technical marketing materials for customer engagement 
  • Partner with Product Development team to deliver products meeting market needs and adding value to Eastman




  • Bachelor or MSc in Polymer Science, Engineering preferred
  • >10 years industrial experience with plastic processing technologies & related secondary operations
  • Knowledge in injection molding, injection blow molding, extrusion blow molding, film extrusion, …
  • Excellent customer facing experience
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Fluency in German and English is mandatory




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