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Liquid Industrial Coatings HDE Supervisor

Science & Technology
JOBREQ1800020830 Requisition #
Based at the Oak Creek, Wisconsin plant the Liquid Industrial Coatings HDE Supervisor will manage and lead the liquid coatings HDE technical team to develop and test new ideas/products directed at improving coatings properties to add value through improved performance, reduced cost or improved efficiency in manufacturing, or application.
  • Maintain and grow a highly engaged team through example, development, and coaching
  • Interact with external customers in terms of coatings efficiency, application techniques and application equipment
  • Build and maintain a network with commercial and technical teams to communicate progress on projects and understand future needs
  • Provide support through quick response to the manufacturing team and QC in order to meet OTIF goals for Oak Creek
  • Demonstrates ability to independently, prioritize, plan and coordinate technical activities of other HDE team members
  • Proven ability to solve problems through the application of knowledge of appropriate scientific, experimental, and statistical methods
  • Maintain a clear and up to date understanding of the technical literature and the competitive intellectual property
  • Strong impact on technical results. Consult with field technical service personnel.
  • Develop a personal network with other functions within Oak Creek and externally with other PPG locations/SBUs

Experience and Education

  • Bachelor Degree in chemistry or chemical engineering
  • 3- 7 years of experience in the paint coatings industry with a proven track record in customer satisfaction, problem solving, multi-tasking, coatings development/launch, and people development
  • Prior supervisory experience is preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of solvent-based technology including 2K urethanes, 2K epoxy, and melamine cross-linked coatings, processes, application techniques, formulations, equipment and testing procedures
  • Strong problem solving, presentation and time management skills.
  • Oracle ERP experience is a plus

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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