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As a Development Assistant on the Substrate Protection Customer Development (SPS CD) team, you will help facilitate Pretreatment and Electrocoat projects assigned to the team.  This team will be accountable for commercialization and support of all products developed for Auto OEM customers with collaboration on Auto Parts/IC projects.  You will be a member of a team and reporting to the SPS CD Team Lead who manages the SPS platform.  Additional opportunities also exist to support projects in other related capacities, such as the Testing Team.

PPG offers excellent Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits; matching 401k + retirement savings; and Paid Vacation, Holiday pay.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop comprehension and follow all company policies and EH&S guidelines.

  • Support projects through application and completion of several tests that vary in complexity.

  • Work in collaboration with team leaders, chemists, and other technicians.

  • Technical Effectiveness:

    o   Ability to work with customer technical leads and engineering organization informally and formally for ongoing project work.

    o   Maintain an accurate and neat notebook with proper documentation of results and observations.

    o   Completion of assigned project work within agreed upon timeframe.

  • Manage work within a team environment.

  • This is a new organization structure, and you will have an important role in supporting a new culture of performance-driven success. Support other teams and developing a familiarity with IT tools (GSM, RMT, NPD) and standardized processes will be important for success.


  • High School Diploma with classes in chemistry, mechanical, laboratory, math

  • Familiarity with Topcoat Application and Automotive OEM Testing

This job posting may have multiple locations listed. A successful candidate may work remotely and not be offered to relocate.

About us:

Here at PPG we make it happen, and we seek candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our values, with the commitment and drive to strive today to do better than yesterday – everyday.


Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.

The PPG Way

Every single day at PPG:

We partner with customers to create mutual value.

We are "One PPG" to the world.

We trust our people every day, in every way.

We make it happen.

We run it like we own it.

We do better today than yesterday – everyday.

PPG provides equal opportunity to all candidates and employees. We offer an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email recruiting@ppg.com.

PPG values your feedback on our recruiting process. We encourage you to visit Glassdoor.com and provide feedback on the process, so that we can do better today than yesterday.

Benefits will be discussed with you by your recruiter during the hiring process.

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