Polymer Applications Scientist/Engineer
Eastman Chemical Company - Kingsport, TN

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This posting is for a Polymer Applications Engineer in the Specialty Polymers Technology Division of Eastman Chemical Company located in Kingsport, TN. The position will have responsibility for applications research and development supporting Eastman specialty plastics product lines. The successful applicant will be expected to translate market needs into product concepts and subsequently develop the concepts into commercial products. Candidates should be able to communicate effectively and function in a multidisciplinary team environment. The selected individual for this position will be required to:

Identify needs and opportunities through discussion with customers, sales and marketing personnel

Determine fitness-for-use criteria for specific applications through a combination of empirical, experimental, and modeling methods

Reduce the fitness-for-use criteria to fundamental polymer characteristics using their knowledge of polymer structure-processing-property relationships

Determine if a suitable solution is available or if a new product is needed

Propose a course of action based on the analysis


The desired candidate should possess the following qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Polymer Science, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Broad interests and willingness to take on relatively undefined challenges

General application research and development experience, preferably in areas related to engineering plastics

Strong working knowledge in a broad range of polymer science skills including: structure-property relationships, polymer characterization, and polymer melt processing.

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.

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