Eastman is seeking a formulation scientist to join our Coatings Application Development group. Successful candidates will plan and conduct research to develop and commercialize new products for metal packaging coatings applications.
Apply deep understanding of metal packaging coatings and regulatory requirements to develop and test new additives and formulations that enable differentiated performance, reduced cost and increased efficiency
Network with a cross functional team across R&D, marketing, sales and manufacturing to develop products which can transition quickly from the lab to commercial scale
Determine fitness-for-use criteria for specific packaging applications and reduce these to formulation characteristics using knowledge of coating structure-process-property relationships
Select raw materials for starting point formulations to test developmental resins, curing agents, catalysts, and other additives
Provide technical support to manufacturing, engineering, and QC organizations during product scale up and commercialization.
Develop new technical literature to support new products or techniques
Establish peer level connect with co-suppliers and customers in order to identify potential opportunities for synergies and joint development.
Provide regular insights on new technologies and competitive solutions in the packaging segment and play a key role in development of Eastman’s intellectual property strategy.
Oversee testing of coatings to industry standards
Support quality, health, and safety initiatives as they relate to formulation, material safety, and technical data sheets.
Attend trade shows / technical conferences to align with market trends and establish/strengthen market connect
Travel to customers to discover needs, match fitness for use characteristics with product offerings, and support the engagements through final commercialization.
Mentor and support development of technicians
Required Education: Bachelors of Science in Polymer Science, Coatings Science, Chemistry, Engineering or a related field is required, a Master’s or Ph.D. is preferred.
At least 3 years of relevant metal packaging coatings formulation experience, including materials selection, coating preparation and application, and fitness for use testing is required.
A working knowledge of chemical synthesis and processes as they relate to resins, polymers, additives, and cross-linkers is required.
Experience formulating coatings for interior food or beverage packaging is required.
Technical project leadership experience with a proven track record of successfully commercializing new products is preferred.
Experience working with raw materials suppliers is preferred.
About Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2016 revenues of approximately $9.0 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.
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