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Lab Technician

Job Requisition ID:  39363

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


Eastman is trusted the world over for its commitment to improving driver and passenger safety, as well as elevating driving performance through innovation of new materials. Since 1937, Saflex® interlayer technology has become the gold standard in laminated glass. Automotive engineers and glass fabricators alike depend on the Saflex brand to provide quality products, reliable service, and expert advice. 

This position is part of Eastman's Saflex team. You will be joining a high caliber technical team as a critical member in our Automotive Interlayers Application Development Group. 

We live our values with a zero-incident mindset regarding safety, ethics, compliance, and an inclusive workplace. We believe a zero-incident mindset is the foundation for success and expect our team members to share this philosophy.

Direct responsiblites will include conducting technical experiments and projects:
•    Preparing and testing laminated glass samples
•    Communicating results, observations, and opportunities for improvement
•    Collaborating with others on varying Design and Development projects, utilizing mechanical, analytical, and computer-based techniques
•    Operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting laboratory equipment
•    Maintaining controls and standards for select instrumentation
•    Leading and participating in multi-disciplinary teams
•    Working with quality systems

Professional development opportuniteis available in this role include: 
•    Preparing and supporting new or established technologies for commercial products and processes
•    Scale-up evaluations
•    Resonsiblity to do key analytical measurements
•    Working directly with external and internal customers answering technical questions
•    Documenting experimental work and writing technical reports, invention reports. and patents
•    Conducting in-field product performance validation testing


•    Associates Degree or Technical Diploma required; Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering preferred.
•    Problem solving, math and science skills and familiarity with statistical methodology
•    Formal training in general laboratory procedures
•    Ability to organize, prioritize, and execute assignments in a high activity environment
•    Initiative, drive, and the ability to work in a team setting. Clear and effective written and oral communication is essential
•    General computer experience with relevant and Microsoft software packages. Ability to program scripts and advanced spreadsheet functionality a plus.
•    Ability to quickly learn the job (with mentoring from others)

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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