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The Senior Development Assistant is a lead technician position in the B30 Electrocoat Technical Lab. This position is accountable for all aspects of Specification Testing and is a resource for the technical community to explain electrocoat technology and to maintain the most recent test methods for all testing.

Primary Objectives:
  • Provides support for technical issues.
  • Identifies, researches and resolves routine technical problems of low complexity.
  • Will be required to perform customer specific testing.
  • Documents, tracks, and monitors the problem using applicable systems and tools.
  • May coordinate with other teams or departments to resolve problems.
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Take a leadership role in the operating and maintaining of safety improvements, including 5S standards and enforcing all safety aspects of anyone performing any job function in the B30 lab.
  • Contribute in the development of and conduct the training used to increase the technical knowledge of all technicians.
  • Must be a positive influence in the laboratory by changing work direction as needed due to work demands.
  • Contribute in the development of laboratory personnel utilizing specific technical and personal knowledge.
  • Identifies and implements new coating and testing technologies.
  • Daily supervision of up to three lab technicians. 
Experience and Education:
  • High School Diploma or GED, with some college sciences preferred.
  • Prior lab or spray experience is desired of at least 6 years.
 
Functional and Technical Skills:

  • Must be observant, accurate, detailed oriented, able to follow specific directions and maintain a clean and safe environment.
  • Basic math skills and computer skills that involve Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of all testing procedures and able to perform and teach the testing being requested.
  • Data collection and input of test results experience, as well as, the ability to direct others to do the same.
  • Ability to work with others ranging from technicians, production associates, other department personnel and managers.

Success Factors/Functional Competencies:
  • Contribute in the development or revision of new/current test methodologies and procedures.
  • Must be able to assist in the writing of new test procedures or methods utilizing the proper terminology and approved format.
  • Be able to evaluate results of testing and decide or recommend a course of action for further testing if necessary.
  • Know what effects parameter changes will have on the finished product.
  • Be able to create a test matrix.
  • Oversee the completion of all final testing reports to be supplied to customer, including properly present all testing to customer either electronically or in person.
  • Have basic understanding of cause and effect relationships as it pertains to each product, and to understand level/function of resin and pigment components for each product.
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of the operation of coating equipment, its issues and its manipulations for better panel coating, and be able to teach this to less experienced technicians.
  • Assist in the testing of ideas for new product development, and to make test suggestions in order to achieve the results being tested for.
  • Contribute in the development of test matrices for each assigned project.
  • Work on projects with minimal direct guidance.  
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.
 
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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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