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Film Pattern Technologist

Job Requisition ID:  37690

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 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2020 revenues of approximately $8.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


This role will work from a home office in the Dallas, TX area.

This position is for Performance Films business unit within Advanced Materials group of Eastman Chemical Company.  Performance Films is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high performance window films and paint protection films that provide technology driven solutions for automotive and architectural end markets. Performance Films has industry’s strongest brand portfolio, well-recognized by channel partners and end consumers, consisting of LLumar, SunTek & V-KOOL.

Description & Key Responsibilities
This role will be focused on making paint protection film patterns as part of Eastman’s pattern design team.  Meeting customer needs for available quality patterns will enable paint protection film sales to Performance Films customers. Patterns will be designed, validated, and uploaded onto Eastman’s pattern database. Regular collaboration will be needed with technical and sales colleagues across the US & globally in order to access vehicles and create paint protection film patterns to global best practice standards. 

Pattern Design
•    Develop high quality paint protection film (PPF) patterns
o    Manual template making
o    Digitizing and editing patterns using graphics software
o    Validation installation of patterns to vehicles
•    Time management & reporting
o    Deliver patterns within deadlines (per vehicle) to meet annual pattern targets
o    Weekly and monthly reporting on progress
•    Manage and maintain patterns (Data management)
o    Maintain folders and pictures for pattern fitment validation
o    Adjust existing patterns where necessary
•    Contribute to and deliver global pattern best practice
o    Implement latest agreed global best practice within the global pattern operation
o    Share insights and collaborate in the development of best practice and standard operating procedures
o    Support knowledge transfer across Performance Films (consulting on, or delivering training and guidance), as required
•    Pattern Acquisition Channels
o    Manage own pattern prioritization list 
o    Support the development of existing and new pattern acquisition channels to enable vehicle access


Experience & Education
•    Required
o    Clearly demonstrable practical skills
o    Strong computer skills
o    Technical & design, skills or mindset 
o    Willingness to travel up to 100% of the time 
o    Experience or interest in the automotive industry (professional or personal) 
o    Graphic design software skills, such as CorelDRAW (or ability to quickly learn) 
o    Experience managing own workload
•    Desirable
o    Paint Protection Film (PPF) fitment expertise, or similar products with closely transferable skills.
o    Practical engineering or materials experience (hands on mindset as to how materials work in real world applications)
o    Automotive education (vocational or degree)

Required Profile
•    Results focused
•    Detail oriented
•    Ability to collaborate with wider team
•    Ability to build and maintain customer relationships
•    Ability to follow agreed best practice work methods
•    Able to learn new skills 
•    Flexibility to meet deadlines
•    Ability to work under pressure
•    Good verbal and written communication skills
•    Proficient in Windows, Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Location / Travel
This is a field base role requiring travel. Travel may be required across the USA as well as other regions. Desk based work will be complete from home office.

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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