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As an Optima Solutions Pilot Applications Manager you will be a part of new emerging fast pace market and part of a team of application, service and equipment operators at our Optima Solutions Application Campus at PPG Automotive OEM Coatings organization supporting one or more customer accounts and / or product layers to deploy, plan and implement the Optima strategy and all the standardized and systematic methodologies for the most cost effective and efficient management of the organization’s activities at the teams of those accounts.

You will report to the Optima Solutions Global Mobility Director. PPG offers excellent benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, retirement savings, paid time off and additional perks.


Key Responsibilities:

         Serves as the Project Manager and coordinator for customer projects and activities in their area of responsibility.

         Responsible for the execution of paid for projects and prototypes, establishes and manages new project schedules, assured in time/in cost project completion.

         Manages a team of Operator Specialists and technicians to ensure all projects and activities are completed on time, in full, in specification and on budget, ensuring best practices are always applied.

         Works with Site Manager, EH&S, technical and product management to ensure all new products introduced are thoroughly vetted, validated and the process mapped from a facility, site impact EH&S, application perspective.

         Analyzes and presents data and pilot results to Internal and Customer organizations.

         Responsible for generating the PM & Daily/Weekly Reports on all Pilot & Prototype throughput by layer.

·       Ensures all project contract conditions are completed and invoicing is done before completing a project.

         Works with Site Manager to ensure proper implementation of the Waste Management, 72-point Protocol, EH&S and other site protocols.

         Ensures systems and equipment uptime.

         Utilizes best practices like Design of Experiment (DOE) for application design validation and optimization.

·       Accountable for the documentation of processes and leads related training for best practices.



·       Degree in science or business discipline and 10+ years in the coatings industry

·       5+ years in direct experience in management, training and development skills

·       Six Sigma experience and the ability to set up design of experiments

·       Demonstrate market, customer awareness and product technical knowledge are essential

·       Detailed knowledge of customer coatings/specialty products, application, equipment, and processes

·       The ability to lead a team and to manage projects

About us:

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.

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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.

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.

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