Eastman Automotive Film Pattern Technologist: Denver, CO in St. Louis, Missouri

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 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world.

This role will work from a home office in Denver, CO.

This position is for the Performance Films business unit within the Advanced Materials group of the Eastman Chemical Company. Performance Films is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high performance window films and paint protection films that provide technology driven solutions for automotive and architectural end markets. Performance Films has the industry’s strongest brand portfolio, well-recognized by channel partners and end consumers, consisting of LLumar, SunTek & V-KOOL.

Description & Key Responsibilities

This position will be responsible for the development and execution of standardized methods and processes by which automotive window film and paint protection film patterns are collected and entered into Eastman’s pattern databases. The Pattern Technologist will be focused initially on developing expertise in the creation of paint protection film patterns and will be responsible for collaborating closely with Performance Films Technical Services to both standardize the collection of patterns and conduct training on pattern creation.

  • Develop expertise in making high quality, consistent paint protection patterns

  • Develop a standardized offering on paint protection kits in terms of pattern types and cut types

  • Determine and provide recommendations on what types of patterns are easiest to teach and install

  • Create and maintain an SOP detailing the pattern acquisition process and kit offerings

  • Proactively train and transfer knowledge throughout Eastman Performance Films Technical Services

  • Work with sales and technical services organization to develop pattern acquisition channels

  • Collaborate with Cutting Systems Team to identify, prioritize and execute software modifications relevant to improving the functionality and usability relevant to PPF

  • Continuously evaluate and implement improvements and new methods to the pattern acquisition process

  • Create paint protection and window film patterns for cutting systems software on an ongoing basis

  • Collaborative input in developing installation training methods and processes that are aligned with our pattern making processes

Requirements

  • 4-year degree preferred

  • 3 years pattern making experience preferred

  • Willingness to travel up to 75% of the time

  • Proven track record and experience in developing and implementing processes

  • 3 years paint protection installation experience

  • Proficiency with automotive cutting systems software

  • Experience with automotive dealership relationships

    Desired Skill Sets

  • Installation of window film

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a small team

  • Ability to collaborate with extended team members

  • Strong industry knowledge

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent problem solving capabilities

  • Detail oriented

Proficient in Windows, Word, PowerPoint and Excel

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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.