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Lab Technician, AFP C&I

Job Requisition ID:  34424

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 2018 revenues of approximately $10 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit

Job Responsibilities
·       Attending safety meeting/activities, carrying out safety inspections, complying and promoting the Safety Culture
·       Carrying out chemical and physical testing of chemical raw materials and end products
·       Formulating Eastman’s raw materials into coatings applications for testing
·       Organizing and prioritizing experimental work based on timelines and objectives outlined by supervision
·       Documenting and reporting laboratory work
·       Handling of chemicals (receiving & shipping)
·       Preparing and submitting samples for physical and analytical testing
·       Carrying out laboratory equipment operation & maintenance
·       Assisting AD & TSR in providing training and demonstration
·       Working with vendors to ensure that chemicals, equipment and consumables are available for smooth laboratory operations.
·       Maintaining the housekeeping in a customer ready state
Knowledge and Skill Requirements (To include education and experience)
Education: Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree in Chemistry or Polymer Chemistry

Personal Qualifications/Requirements:
Experience/Job Knowledge/Expertise - The candidate should have working experience related to water or solvent borne based formulation work at least 1 year.
Judgment – Good planning to ensure that materials & equipment are available when required for laboratory testing.
Initiative – Must be self-motivated, looking for ways to improve laboratory work processes, testing accuracy and safety.
Technical Skills - Good knowledge in chemical formulation including handling and blending of chemicals. Must have the ability to perform calculation required for formulation work. A good understanding of solvent borne coatings and coating spray applications would be preferred.
Computer Skills – Able to use Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel
Language Skills – English and Chinese
Communication Skills – Must be able to communicate experimental results clearly to peers & supervision through email, verbal communication and/or concise report. Required to update research notebook clearly and promptly.
Teamwork – Must be able to work with people having different personalities and different job functions.


Travel Requirements
·         Occasional travel to customer or other Eastman locations only

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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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