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Formulation Technician Personal & Home Care

Job Requisition ID:  35614


The main role of the formulation technician is to prepare developmental and commercial sample formulations, run application testing and physicochemical characterization on these formulations. Additionally, the formulation technician will assist in technical service-related lab work for the existing portfolio of cosmetic ingredients.

Typical duties are :

• Accurately execute laboratory experiments and measurements for research projects in a fast-paced, results-oriented team environment
• Be responsible for the preparation of cosmetic and personal care samples for commercial use
• Optimize and test customer formulations based on technical service questions
• Develop understanding of the use of (Eastman) materials in personal and home care formulations
• Observe experiments and analyze results, and based on that come with your own ideas and suggestions
• Report test results in written reports and orally
• Manage the lab, product libraries and equipment according to 5s principles
• Work safely in the laboratory, and participate actively to Eastman safety programs
• Build a network with formulators across Eastman’s businesses (agrochemicals, coatings, adhesives
• Keep up to date with changes in personal and home care formulations and testing by following technical literature and information in your field


• Bachelor or master degree in sciences with strong drive for results and a hands on mentality.
• Experience in formulations for personal and/or home care formulations or related industries is a plus
• Positive attitude and capable of dealing with change
• Creativity to think out of the box; willing to challenge the status quo
• Analytical thinking skills for correctly judging and reporting the results
• Open to work in international and multi-functional project teams
• Clear and effective written and oral communication in English. Knowledge of Dutch, or willingness to learn is a plus
• Strong project management skills, meeting deadlines, taking ownership of goals and results
• Positive team-player with courage to challenge differing opinions

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