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Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician – Req. 2799

Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) is a major global company whose products touch the lives of people around the world every day. Eastman manufactures and markets chemicals, fibers, and plastics worldwide. We provide key differentiated coatings, adhesives and specialty plastics. Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, Eastman is a FORTUNE 500 company with 2010 sales of $6 billion and approximately 10,000 employees. We currently have a need for Ph.D. Chemist or Chemical Engineer for Eastman's Research Division at our Eastman Chemical Company headquarters located in Kingsport, Tennessee. Eastman offers a competitive salary and an impressive array of benefits including: comprehensive health coverage, retirement and 401(k) plans, recognition programs, casual business dress, flexible work schedules, physical fitness and employee recreation centers.

Located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Kingsport, Tennessee, the area offers excellent schools, outdoor activities, mountains, TVA lakes, low taxes, and access to major metropolitan areas like Washington DC, Charlotte, NC, and Atlanta, GA.

Technician position reporting to a laboratory scientist in one of several Technology Laboratories including Research & Development, Technical Service, and Manufacturing.

Responsibilities may include:

Collaborating with others on projects involving a variety of techniquesSupporting the evaluation and implementation of new technologies for commercial products and processesOperating, maintaining, and troubleshooting instrumentation and equipmentDocumenting experimental work and writing technical and invention reportsLeading and participating on multi-disciplinary teamsWorking with quality systems or providing reports to governmental or regulatory agencies

Candidate will be expected to develop hands-on and in-depth technical expertise with a variety of instrumentation and equipment. Will work safely and promote a safe work environment.

Candidate should possess:

Minimum of Associates Degree/Technical DiplomaLaboratory Technician QualifiedFormal training in general laboratory proceduresProblem solving, math and science skills and familiarity with statistical methodology. Working knowledge of chemistry and good laboratory skills are essential. Experience in chromatography, spectroscopy, or physical testing techniques is desirable but not required.Initiative and the ability to work in a team setting. Clear and effective written and oral communication is essential.General computer experience with standard software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Experience with relevant software packages including chromatographic data systems, Visual Basic, LabView, and LIMS is preferred.

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

Qualified Candidates should submit their resumes online to Requisition #2799 at http://www.careers.eastman.com

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.

Eastman Chemical Company is an E-Verify employer.