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Rheology Technician

Job Requisition ID:  32012

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

This posting is for a Rheology Technician in the Advanced Materials - Interlayers Technology Division located in Springfield, MA.  Rheology plays a central role in the handling and performance of safety glass interlayers: as such, the successful candidate will support the development of next generation Acoustic, Head Up Display, Structural glazing and other interlayers designed for use in the automotive and architectural markets.  Candidates are expected to provide the highest quality data, communicate effectively and function in an innovative, fast-paced, multidisciplinary team environment.


Job responsibilities:

• Primary responsibility: provide reliable rheological data in support of various programs in AMI-Technology.

• Provide other types of mechanical testing as needed (e.g. three point bending).

• Calibrate, operate and maintain rheological instruments according to IATF/ISO procedures.

• Develop strong working relationships with our lead scientists to advance new product and process development.

• Review and write test methods and technical reports.

Develop new rheological characterization methods for interlayers and safety glass

Establish and maintain a world class rheological characterization laboratory


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

• Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Materials Science or a related field from an accredited college or university preferred

• A detail oriented scientist committed to providing the highest quality data.

• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.


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.