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JOBREQ1800034386 Requisition #

As a Research Technologist, you will working with new analytical instrumentation/equipment for product/process development as requested by R&D and, if successful, transferring it to a PPG manufacturing location.  You’ll work in the dispersion lab, working with media mills and mixers, and testing equipment, and Process Automation/In-line Instrumentation.



Key Responsibilities:


  • Process products for development and/or scale-up products for production
  • Manage projects with internal customers and toll producers to achieve best practice and return to standard work practices
  • Work with team members to plan/complete project tasks and assignments
  • Focus on improvement opportunities for existing products
  • Monitor materials through processing and complete various quality measurements to assure product development and repeatability
  • Conduct Oracle processing tasks
  • Prepare and maintain equipment for processing
  • Use typical paint raw materials in a safe and organized manner
  • Work in Oracle
  • Record process and testing data in Electronic Notebook
  • Communicate well with supervisors and peers
  • Complete a variety of paint measurements
  • Package materials for shipment
  • Maintain/improve workplace organization(5S) and housekeeping
  • Able to independently work alone and with a team to complete projects



  • 20/20 corrected vision
  • Good color recognition
    • Ability to differentiate between shades of color with varying degrees of similarity
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) for extended periods of time:
    • Lab coats, Nitro gloves, dust masks, boot covers, hood, safety glasses/prescription safety glasses, and steel-toed shoes (provided by PPG)
  • Potential chemical exposures include: solvents, resins and pigments
  • Strength to lift 40 pounds
  • Experience working in a lab environment is a plus, but not necessary
  • Experience with recipes/formulations
  • Mechanical acuity is desirable
  • Associates/Certification in a technical field
  • Problem Solving, improvement ideation, and high desire to learn
  • Some travel will be required (10%)
  • The position will require a person to have good visual acuity and some paint R&D/production/manufacturing experience is preferred.



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 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.


PPG Way: (Click here to learn more about the PPG Way)

PPG vision: http://corporate.ppg.com/Our-Company/PPG-Vision.aspx

We are One PPG: http://one.ppg.com/


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.


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.


Pay Transparency poster: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_ English_formattedESQA508c.pdf

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EEO is the Law Supplement: http://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf


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