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QA Technician

Job Requisition ID:  34782

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA

Solutia UK is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastman a global chemical company that produces a range of advanced materials, additives, functional products, specialty chemicals, and fibers that are found in products people use every day.



The Position


We currently have a vacancy for a QA Technician working at the Newport site, reporting to the QA Manager.


The successful candidate will support site operations through the following activities;


  • Receive and analyse heat transfer fluid and hydraulic fluid samples to expected turnaround times using a combination of techniques, which include GC, flash point and particle count as well as a variety of classic analytical methods
  • Communicate and report results through a variety of specialist database systems
  • Perform calibration and troubleshoot problems with key laboratory instrumentation
  • Support business through additional requests for special analysis or investigations
  • Provide some analytical support to onsite production units.


The Person


The successful candidate will be;


  • Safety conscious and have a good knowledge of chemical hazards
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities
  • Capable of working under their own initiative and as a part of a team
  • Reliable, conscientious and have a good work ethic
  • Literate in Microsoft Office applications, previous experience using SAP would be an advantage.


Previous Experience

  • Practical laboratory experience would be an advantage
  • Degree level or equivalent in a scientific subject would be an advantage
  • Experience working to a recognized quality standard would be an advantage.


We offer

  • Full training, competitive salary, uniform and contributory pension.

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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