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Pilot Plant Technician

Job Requisition ID:  44871

Eastman’s current hiring policy encourages and prefers new hires be fully vaccinated before reporting to work in this role when possible. 

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 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


•    A wide variety of polymer processing operations and roll coating operations.
•    Working closely with team of technicians who operate the pilot extrusion and SV lines.
•    Quality Control testing of Saflex/SV sheet; data collection; entry and operation of SDC and SAP for raw materials and finished goods; equipment file organization; SAP data collection for the maintenance module.
•    Proper recognition, record keeping and disposal techniques in lab quantity amounts for chemical hazardous waste. 
•    Mechanical installation and breakdown of various coating lab setups for routine lab processes.
•    Other offline responsibilities will be assigned on an as needed basis.
•    Responsibilities include raw materials transfer, extrusion line setup, startup and control,     sheeting line adjustment, sheet handling, instrumentation setup and calibration, sampling and sample analysis, data collection, other extrusion related duties and run/test report writing.  
•    Will work safely with others in a team and promote a safe work environment.


•    Associates Degree in a Technical Field or Technical Diploma required.
•    College level course work in math/engineering or mechanical/electrical trade school, a plus.
•    Candidates must be familiar with basic mechanical and electrical principles and safety.
•    Required to be able to read, understand and follow E&I flow diagrams, operating procedures and run plan instructions.
•    Familiarity with thermocouples, pressure transducers, setup and monitoring heaters and thermocouples for melt pipe.
•    Must be able to review blue prints, conduct equipment and safety reviews and support quality improvement projects.
•    Ability to work with machinery in a pilot type atmosphere. 
•    Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
•    Good communication and technical skills.
•    The ability to work overtime is necessary; and willingness to work second shift is desirable.  
•    Must be able to lift materials up to 40 lbs and be on one’s feet for ten-hour periods.
•    Will be trained to operate roll lifting equipment to move raw materials and finished goods.
•    Strong commitment to task and ability to organize, prioritize, and execute assignments in a high activity environment.
•    Initiative, drive, and attention to detail.
•    Clear and effective written and oral communication.
•    Demonstrated computer experience with standard software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

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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