Laboratory Technician
Eastman Chemical Company - Kingsport, TN

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This posting is for a technician position in the Coatings Technical Services group of Eastman Chemical Company located in Kingsport, Tennessee. The Coatings TS group works directly with external customers to answer technical questions and solve their coatings formulation and applications problems using Eastman products.

The selected individual for this position will be required to:

Execute experimental plans under the direction of a technical service representative(s). Experimental techniques may include polymer synthesis, coatings formulation preparation and testing, and coordination of analytical testing

Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot instrumentation and equipment

Communicate experimental results through written documentation and/or oral presentations

Maintain a well documented laboratory notebook to support intellectual property filings

Work in a fast paced, results-oriented team environment to assist in providing solutions to customers' needs

Work safely and promote a safe work environment


Candidate should possess:
Minimum of an Associate's Degree/Technical Diploma. Experience and higher education valued, but not required.

Laboratory Technician Qualified (See Educational Requirements Below)

Formal training in general laboratory procedures

Problem solving, math and science skills and familiarity with statistical methodology.

Working knowledge of chemistry and good laboratory skills are essential.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Proven ability to work in a team-based environment.

Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

General computer experience with standard software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Educational Requirements:
Chemistry - 23 hours - Mandatory courses are General Chemistry I and II with labs, Quantitative Analysis with lab, and Organic Chemistry I and II with labs. Examples of other science courses to meet the 23 hours of Chemistry credit are: Biochemistry, Qualitative Analysis, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Instrument Analysis, Chemical Calculations, Environmental Analysis, Seminar in Chemistry, Chemical Research, Advanced Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, Chemical Engineering Courses

Physics/Science - 4 hours - Mechanics Heat, Sound, Light, Electricity & Magnetism, Introductory Physics, General Physics, Biology, General Science

Mathematics - 3 hours - College Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics, Math for Engineering Technologies

English - 6 hours - English Composition, Speech & Listening, Technical Report Writing, Grammar, Oral & Written Composition

Electives - 15 hours - Any course carrying college level credit except the following: Military Science, Freshman Orientation, Physical Education, Music, Health

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.

Eastman Chemical Company is an E-Verify employer.



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Associate's Degree/College Diploma (±13 years)

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Eastman Chemical Company (Eastman) is a global chemical company, which manufactures and sells a portfolio of chemicals, plastics, and...