Eastman is a global specialty chemical 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 approximately 100 countries and had 2015 revenues of approximately $9.6 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world.
This is a full time position based in the Ghent, reporting to the Technology Group Leader Specialty Plastics.
The Plastic Processing Lab Technician is responsible for carrying out work in the laboratory in accordance with the Company business objectives and policies.
This involves hands-on injection moulding as well as sampling and analytical testing of thermoplastics for Application Development and Customer Service.
Direct interaction with customers, distributers and Ghent University as well as limited travel will be required.
Attending safety meetings / activities, carrying out safety inspections, complying and promoting the Eastman safety culture.
Maintaining a clean work area in line with Eastman’s housekeeping.
Qualifications / requirements
Bachelor degree in Polymer Processing or another suitable technical qualification
A customer service orientated, flexible team player who can work independently
Experience in Injection Moulding is prefered, further plastic processing understanding (blow moulding, extrusion, 3D printing) is advantageous
Testing Lab experience is prefered, preferably for thermoplastics
A fluency in English (written and spoken) combined with good communication skills is necessary, further language skills are appreciated,
Capability to capture scientific test results as well as customer feedback in form of Technical reports is required
IT skills (MS Office)
High safety culture
Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day