Design Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  51137

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 2023 revenue of approximately $9.2 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


Role Profile

Are you a driven Mechanical Engineer with a passion for cutting-edge technology? Join Eastman's Advanced Interlayers Technology team in Springfield, Massachusetts, and be part of a dynamic team that develops high-performance interlayers for the Architectural and Automotive markets. We are seeking a talented individual with expertise in mechanical design and development to drive innovation and contribute to our success.


As a Mechanical Design and Development Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in our projects. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing expert mechanical engineering support for process and product development projects, from pilot scale testing to commercialization.
  • Collaborating as a key member of project teams for Technology development and capital projects, ensuring seamless execution.
  • Acting as a liaison between projects and Process Development teams, fostering effective communication and collaboration.
  • Taking charge of mechanical engineering aspects of capital projects, ensuring efficient and successful implementation.
  • Developing strategic plans for equipment design, scope, quoting, and modification, optimizing our current processes.
  • Identifying and implementing breakthrough processing technologies and cost reduction initiatives, driving efficiency and profitability.
  • Managing Technology maintenance activities, including preventative maintenance, shutdown activities, and regulatory compliance, ensuring smooth operations.


  • To excel in this role, you should possess the following qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5+ years of experience in an industrial setting (advanced degree preferred).
  • A self-starter mindset with the ability to work independently and thrive in a collaborative team environment.
  • Practical knowledge of polymer processing machinery design, development, and operation, enabling you to make impactful contributions.
  • Proficiency in CAD/CAM software and hands-on experience with computer-controlled machining methods, empowering you to bring your ideas to life.
  • Familiarity with process control systems, particularly Delta V, allowing you to optimize efficiency and quality.
  • Strong attention to detail and exceptional written and verbal communication skills, ensuring clear and effective collaboration.
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to prioritize and execute assignments in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, driving results.
  • Willingness to travel to global Advanced Interlayers manufacturing sites and collaborate with external vendors, expanding your network and expertise.

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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