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Product Development Chemist, Senior - Protective & Marine Coatings

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JOBREQ1800021382 Requisition #
PPG Industries Protective and Marine Coatings R&D lab is seeking a Product Development Chemist planning and managing technical development projects supporting the Protective and Marine Coatings business. 
  • 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 epoxy, polyurethane, siloxane, and inorganic zinc silicate, in solvent-based high solids, solvent-less, and water-based technologies, primarily for heavy-duty Protective and Marine markets.
  • 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.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelors 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 protective and marine coatings technology and scientific test methods required.
Functional and Technical Skills
  • Performs independently by planning and executing specific phases of a project, subject to direction of senior personnel. 
  • 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.
  • Follows through on mutually agreed upon ideas and goals..
  • Successful candidate must also have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills in order to deal effectively with external customers and internal personnel; generate written reports; and make technical presentations. 
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 ppgaap@ppg.com.
 
To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity please see attached links:
 
http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/EO13665_PrescribedNondiscriminationPostingLanguage_JRFQA508c.pdf
https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf
 
 
 

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