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Laboratory Technician

Job Requisition ID:  42565

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 14,500 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


The Laboratory Technician position is responsible for providing QA/QC support for daily site operations and for in-service customer samples and analyses.  Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, performing testing and analysis for raw materials, in-process materials, finished products, customer sample data analysis and reporting, coordinating other inspections and/or release of material in LIMS/SAP, verifications/PMs/calibrations of laboratory equipment, reagent/equipment/consumable inventory control, documentation creation/review/control and as well as other functions necessary to support site Quality Assurance.
The successful candidate will need to have the following skills and capabilities:
•    Calculate, interpret, record, and file results
•    Record, prepare, and track samples throughout the lab process
•    Maintain the sample retain system, including storage, disposal, retrieval and record keeping
•    Perform Quality Assurance activities to verify the capability of equipment and methods
•    Prepare standards
•    Perform routine calibration and adjustments of laboratory instruments using analytical standards
•    Assemble, dismantle, troubleshoot, maintain, repair, and calibrate glass, mechanical and electronic analytical test equipment
•    Perform Test Method reviews to ensure compliance and conduct training for other laboratory personnel
•    Communicate, and coordinate with operating personnel regarding analytical results
•    Promptly report to supervisor any problems, significant test result variations from normal, and test results outside of specification
•    Work as necessary with lab analysts to complete workload and prioritize analyses to support plant operations
•    Understand and adhere to site safety rules and policies, and participate in site safety initiatives
•    Train or assist in training of others on laboratory technician responsibilities when requested
•    Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Lab Manager to support site operations
•    Maintain laboratory areas in a clean, safe, and well organized manner
•    Maintain an inventory of glassware, chemicals, instrument parts, and other items for laboratory usage
•    Work with lab stock room vendors to keep lab supplies inventoried
•    Prepare, package, and ship product samples to customers when needed
•    Provide support for customer inquiries and complaints
•    Step-up for Lab Manager in their absence and take on associated responsibilities 
•    Work with HSES rep to coordinate/document environmental compliance related analyses
•    Lead/coordinate monthly lab safety inspections
•    Schedule annual vendor maintenance for major equipment


Education & Experience 
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry preferred, other Science or Engineering degrees may be considered  
•    Experience with Sample Manager, SAP, EZ Chrom, Chromeleon software is highly preferred
•    Computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access. 
•    Experience with GC, ICP, LC, RI, IC, Densitometer, TOC, Oil and grease extractor, turbidity meter, and colorimeter preferred
•    Ability to multitask, and prioritize a variety of analytical tasks
•    Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with others
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Good organizational and problem solving skills
•    Highly motivated self-starter 
•    Work independently with minimal supervision, when necessary
•    Willingness to work overtime and weekends, when required

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: Galveston
Nearest Secondary Market: Houston

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