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Resin Process Development Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  38734

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 is a Resin Process Development Engineer position located in Springfield, MA.

  • Plan & conduct development activities including the specification / design of new equipment and the establishment of new operating parameters from pilot scale testing through commercialization for innovation, capacity expansion, cost reduction, and quality improvement programs.
  • Lead efforts to develop state-of-the-art technologies with significant product quality improvement, capacity expansion and cost reduction implications, by utilizing knowledge in the areas of polymer rheology, polymer processing, and mixing.
  • Plan & conduct development activities to provide process support for new product development programs from pilot scale testing through commercialization.
  • Provide technical support as needed to Manufacturing and customer operations for process and quality issues through troubleshooting and process optimization using engineering and statistical analysis and basic equipment operating knowledge.
  • Provide project support as a Technical or Process Representative or Leader in both Design & Development and New Facility Projects.
  • Interface with Manufacturing, Business, Marketing, customers and external contacts


  • A proven “track record” in the design, development, and implementation of new technology for chemical or polymer production. Candidate must be a self-starter, driven by the discovery and implementation of the latest processing technologies.
  • A strong background in the principles of Process Engineering including scale-up concepts, process analysis and control, statistical methods, transport phenomena and thermodynamics.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Attention to detail and good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to task and ability to organize / prioritize and execute assignments in a high activity environment.
  • Willingness to accommodate significant travel to execute major responsibilities.
  • Ideal candidate will have a degree in Polymer or Chemical Engineering and 5 years of relevant industrial experience.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield MA

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