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Lab Technician

Job Requisition ID:  46222

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

Role Overview

The Laboratory Technician position is responsible for providing QA/QC support for daily site operations.  Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, performing testing and analysis for raw materials, in-process materials, finished products, customer samples, data analysis and reporting, coordinating other inspections and/or release of material in LIMS/SAP, verifications/PMs/calibrations/troubleshooting of laboratory equipment, reagent/equipment/consumable inventory control, as well as other functions necessary to support laboratory operations. This position will likely work noon-midnight on a 7-on/7-off schedule after the training period.

Primary Duties

- Prepare standards. Record, prepare, test and track samples throughout the lab process.

- Perform quality assurance activities to verify the capability of equipment and methods

- Assemble, dismantle, troubleshoot, maintain, repair, and calibrate analytical test equipment

- Perform test method reviews to ensure compliance

- Work as necessary with other techs to complete workload and prioritize analyses to support plant operations

- Understand and adhere to site safety rules, policies and programs

- Assist in training of others on lab tech responsibilities when requested

- Maintain lab areas in a clean, safe, and well-organized manner

- Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Lab Manager to support site operations


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry preferred.
  • Associates degree or related laboratory technician certification with experience will be considered. (See Minimum Educational Requirements Below) 
  • Formal training in general laboratory procedures
  • General computer experience with standard software packages (Word, Excel, Outlook, TEAMS)
  • Experience with LIMS and GC software is highly preferred but not required
  • Experience with analytical equipment and instrumentation, such as: GC, Karl Fisher, Auto-Titrators and Colorimeter preferred

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to multitask, and prioritize a variety of analytical tasks
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with others
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Highly motivated self-starter 
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to work overtime when required

Minimum Educational Requirements

  • Chemistry - 23 hours - Mandatory courses are General Chemistry I and II with labs, Quantitative Analysis with lab, and Organic Chemistry I and II with labs.  Examples of other science courses to meet the 23 hours of Chemistry credit are:  Biochemistry, Qualitative Analysis, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Instrument Analysis, Environmental Chemistry, Seminar in Chemistry, Chemical Research, Advanced Chemistry, Organic Synthesis
  • Physics/Science - 4 hours - Introductory Physics, General Physics, Biology, General Science
  • Mathematics - 3 hours - College Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics

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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