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PPG Industries Protective and Marine Coatings R&D lab is seeking a Product Development Chemist to plan and execute product development projects supporting the light duty coatings segment of the business.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Follow experimental procedures, generate reliable data, and consistently demonstrates the ability to contribute to the design of experiments.
  • Lead independent projects or portions of larger project. Provides innovative technical solutions to challenging problems.
  • Formulates new or improved products with chemistries including alkyd, latex, water-based epoxy, and other water-based or solvent-based technologies, primarily for light-duty Protective and Marine market segments.
  • Demonstrates ability to work with manager in setting SMART project goals and timelines.
  • Share ancillary duties such as equipment maintenance and calibration, ordering raw materials and lab supplies, competitor benchmarking and other testing, and other support duties as needed.
  • Will also be involved with production scale-up, launches, and maintenance of product line. Will assist in manufacturing and field concerns through problem solving and root cause analysis.
  • Product launch, field support and meetings may necessitate some travel and overnight stays.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science or Chemical Engineering required. Master’s Degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science or Chemical Engineering preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience required.
  • Knowledgeable of low-VOC latex and alkyd coatings technology and third-party certification test methods and procedures strongly desired.
  • Performs independently by planning and executing specific phases of a project, subject to direction of leadership.
  • Develops understanding of fundamental principles and root cause analysis. Uses these principles to design experiments and business process improvement tools that effectively lead to problem solving.
  • Provides direct support to field technical problems; travel as needed.
  • Able to search and interpret literature and is cognizant of competitor technology and intellectual property.
  • Successful candidate must also have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills in order to communicate with external customers and internal business partners; generate written reports; and make technical presentations.



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.

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We partner with customers to create mutual value.

We are insightful, dedicated and proactive. We have intimate knowledge of the market and our customers. We focus on practical solutions that make a difference.


We are “One PPG” to the world.

We are better and stronger together. We leverage our scale to reach new markets and introduce innovative technologies as we differentiate and disrupt our markets.


We trust our people every day, in every way.

We enable and empower our people to make the right decisions. We are inclusive, transparent and respectful. Our feedback is clear and actionable.


We make it happen.

We have a passion for winning. We achieve. We deliver with discipline and integrity. We bring our best energy to our work. We decide and act intelligently and quickly.


We run it like we own it.

We respect one another by being responsible and accountable. We always act in the best interest of our company, customers, shareholders and our communities.


We do better today than yesterday – everyday.

We continuously learn. We develop our people to grow our businesses.


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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, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email recruiting@ppg.com.


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