18 Mar, 2021

Chemical Engineer

  • Eastman
  • Kingsport, TN, USA
Chemical Engineer Chemicals Plastics & Manufacturing

Job Description

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



Eastman Chemical Company is seeking a PhD Chemical Engineer for the Process Research and Development group in the Scale-Up and Process Innovation Division in Kingsport, Tennessee.  The individual in this role will provide a high level of expertise across multiple technologies to solve problems, develop and execute new processes, and enable next generation growth products.  Projects will vary in scope from process upgrades to identification and development of new process technology to support existing and new manufacturing processes. 


Job Duties/Responsibilities:

•    Lead and execute process development projects using multi-scale experimental techniques in support of our growth and manufacturing areas
•    Leverage expertise and fundamental knowledge to solve problems and deliver breakthrough processes and/or products
•    Actively participate in and lead multidisciplinary project teams 
•    Apply engineering and scientific fundamentals to existing and new areas of interest
•    Develop and drive new ideas and technologies
•    Document discoveries in technical reports and invention disclosures
•    Effectively communicate ideas and results verbally and in writing with technology, business, and manufacturing stakeholders
•    Ability to work at the lab, pilot, and commercial scale 



Education and Experience:
•    PhD in Chemical Engineering, Reaction Engineering/Scale-Up specialization preferred
•    5+ years experience preferred
•    Manufacturing experience preferred
The candidate must possess:
•    Fundamental knowledge of process technology which could be applied across polymer and/or small molecule applications
•    Ability to lead and contribute as a member of multidisciplinary teams
•    Ability to work independently
•    Strong bias for action and drive for results
•    Previous project leadership in an industrial setting is preferred
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills
•    Broad interests and willingness to take on relatively undefined challenges
•    Ability to engage business leaders and develop economically attractive technologies

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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