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Laboratory Technician

Job Requisition ID:  47696

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 2022 revenues of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


Applicants must:

  • Complete application online.
    • Applicants should receive an e-mail confirmation when the application is complete; only complete applications will be considered.  Please consider setting your profile visibility to "any company recruiter in my country of residence" or "worldwide" which will enable only Eastman recruiters to view.
  • Electronically upload the following document as an attachment to your profile before you submit your application:
    • A resume, with complete information on your work history, with job duties, dates of employment, reasons for leaving and salary history.  Please highlight any relevant work experience that is in the preferred area of maintenance or construction crafts in a petrochemical / refinery plant environment.
  • Electronically upload the following documents as attachments to your profile - if possible, before you submit your application, or not later than 30 days after applying.  
  • Any high school, technical school, or college transcripts you wish to have us consider. If you receive an offer of employment, High School Transcripts or GED Certificate will be required.  If applying for a role that requires a specific degree plan, technical school or college transcripts are required. Please blackout dates and other personal information such as birthdate, social security number or race.
  • Your official high school transcripts, diploma and/or GED and any college transcripts
  • A copy of your DD-214 if you served in the military.


Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct technical experiments (lab and pilot scale)
  • Lead and participate on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Develop hands-on and in-depth technical expertise
  • Install, operate, maintain, and trouble-shoot test equipment
  • Work in a fast paced, results-oriented team environment to assist in developing new technologies
  • Support new or established technologies for commercial products:
  • New synthetic methodologies
  • Scale-up demonstrations
  • Model separations (distillation, membrane, etc…)
  • Analytical measurements
  • Developing new applications for products
  • Document experimental work and write technical and invention reports
  • Work safely and promote a safe work environment

Innovation Technicians are expected to take the lead in safety and housekeeping.  Additionally, Innovation Technicians need to be self-starters, work independently, and have good personal organization skills to be successful.  Flexibility is a must in this distinctly innovative environment. Candidates should have a positive social attitude and like to work in a team.



  • Candidates must have at least an AA/AAS degree in Chemistry or B.S. in physical science
  • 4 year Degree in Chemistry is preferred.
  • Formal training in general laboratory procedures is a plus.
  • Problem solving, math and science skills, and familiarity with statistical methodology. 
  • Initiative and the ability to work in a team setting.
  • Clear and effective written and oral communication is essential.
  • General computer experience with relevant and Microsoft software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 




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.

Eastman Chemical Company does not provide sponsorship for this position.

Eastman Chemical Company is an E-Verify employer.

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