16 Feb, 2021

Chemical Engineer

  • Eastman
  • Kingsport, TN, USA
Chemical Engineer Chemicals

Job Description

Chemical Engineer

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 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA


This position is for an experienced chemical engineer to serve as the Precipitation/Crystallization expert in Eastman's Cellulose Esters Development Division within Technology. 
The job responsibilities are as follows:
1.) Develop fundamental/theoretical understanding and expertise in Cellulose Esters precipitation chemistry and process technology at lab, pilot, and manufacturing scales. 

2.) Develop technical expertise in Cellulose Esters precipication processes and apply fundamental/theoretical expertise to identify opportunities to improve safety, cost position, quality, and/or capacity.

3.) Partner with colleagues as part of cross-functional teams including technology, manufacturing, businesses, HSES, and other functions to drive process improvement projects, growth programs, and business initiatives

4.) Provide project leadership and develop precipitation lab, pilot plant, and manufacturing experiments and research. Provide pilot plant and manufacturing with technical assistance and expertise on precipitation matters.

5.) Provide timely communications to management and project stakeholders by communicating project needs, value, priorities, and decisions to ensure project success.


Required Degree: BS in Chemical Engineering with 5+ years experience related to precipitation/crystallization process development or process improvement.  MS/PhD preferred.

Additional Qualifications:
Good interpersonal skills
Comfortable challenging peers and supervision to develop creative solutions
Proven ability to engage well with technicians/operators, peers, and management
Proactive; ability to lead and drive challenging projects forward despite uncertainties

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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.

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