Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Kingsport


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 2018 revenues of approximately $10 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information,

The Scale-Up Development Lab atEastmanhas an immediate opening for a Color Measurement Expert:

Job Description:

•Deep understanding of the fundamentals of Color Measurement, color generation and spectroscopy

•Measure color in different formulations and physical forms.

•Develop and maintain analytical methods and measurements in control labs.

•Ability to develop new test methods as needed to test the physical and chemical properties of new chemical and polymer products.

•Design and execute studies with minimal supervision.

•Champion development of new technologies/methods and lead the efforts to implement them.

•Supervise skilled technicians in the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of analytical instrumentation.

•Review and write test methods and technical reports.

•Coordinate and ensure completion of projects through active engagement with internal partners.

•Participate on technical teams focused on corporate growth programs as well as efforts to improve quality/reliability of laboratory services.

•Work with Technical/Engineering Groups to develop and scale-up processes from lab-scale to production.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

•Have a focus on safety and maintain a safe lab environment.

•Understanding of physical and chemical testing of polymers, fibers and additives.

•Understanding of experimental design and data analysis.

•Knowledge of SPC to evaluate test capability and provide input on setting control and specification limits.

•Understanding of microscopy and image analysis.

•Ability to work in a team environment with Manufacturing, Quality and Development groups.

•Results orientation for problem solving and understanding of chemical fundamentals is essential.

•Capable of managing short-term and long-term measurement needs while meeting key timelines where analytical data for product/process development or research and development projects are required.

•Should be an innovative and creative problem solver with strong scientific convictions and willingness to take risks.

•Should have clear and effective written and oral communication skills. Evidence of publication is a plus.

•Knowledge in additional orthogonal analytical techniques such as LC-MS, NMR and others is a plus.


Post BS education is required. PhD is preferredin Chemistry, Physics, Material Science, Polymers,or Chemical Engineering from an Accredited University.

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.