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JOBREQ1800026339 Requisition #

The Technician will perform a variety of routine, non-routine, and complex to very complex functions directed toward the synthesis of polymers and other materials used to make coatings. This role will work independently or in concert with professional engineers and scientists or project leaders to plan, construct, test and document assignments involving the use of learned skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Setting up reaction equipment, handling chemical reactants, executing and monitoring reactions over multiple hours, performing analytical measurements, organizing data, and recording detailed accounts of results in an electronic laboratory notebook.
  • Maintaining a clean and safe laboratory, ordering laboratory supplies, cleaning equipment and disposing waste materials. The candidate must be willing to work safely with hazardous materials on a daily basis, follow rigorous safety procedures, and wear personal protective equipment including the occasional use of a respirator. Specifically, it is incumbent that they conduct their work in a manner that protects self, co-workers, the environment, and safety of the community.
  • Working closely with a supervisory chemist who will provide specific and detailed instructions regarding reactions and procedures.

Experience and Education

  • Minimum of a High School diploma. An Associate or Bachelor's degree is strongly preferred. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of applicable experience. 
  • Previous laboratory experience is preferred, with prior synthesis experience a plus.
  • Mechanical, math, critical thinking and problem-solving skills are required. Proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Excel, etc. is desired 


PPG: We protect and beautify the world.

At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.




Why join us:


With PPG, you will find meaning in your work every day, and engage in opportunities that will shape you, personally and professionally.


  • Your personal strengths will empower you to succeed and make an impact from day one.
  • You will be inspired to learn and grow, and to get the support you need to identify and achieve your boldest career aspirations.
  • Your passion to excel will be fueled by your connection to world-class partners, industry experts, the best and brightest colleagues, and future forward technologies.
  • Your contributions will not only meet the challenges of our global customers, but help them propel their industries forward.
  • You will be welcomed into a culture where everyone’s ideas and contributions are valued and encouraged.

Just like you, we are driven to make a difference in our world. 
PPG prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to successfully pass a hair drug/toxins test and a background check.
PPG offers 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, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. PPG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You may request a copy of PPG’s affirmative action plan by emailing
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