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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 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 theme 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.
* Key Responsibilities *
Located in Springdale, Pennsylvania the Development Chemist Technical Customer Service plans, conducts and coordinates multiple Industrial Coil products within given time and budget constraints, and with responsibility for decisions and interpretations. The primary focus of this role is supporting current customer initiatives and troubleshooting issues by working closely with the customer and PPG s manufacturing teams. S/he will formulate or reformulate current products and technologies and perform all phases of work for a major program of moderate scope, including several simultaneous projects at various stages of completion. S/he will integrate input from various sources and has the freedom to modify procedures accordingly to achieve success in the marketplace.
*Major Accountabilities:*
* Understands supports and conforms to company policies and processes. Demonstrates leadership in the use of policies and processes.
* Drive compliance with PPG Environmental, Health and Safety policies
* Support Industrial Coil product development and product launches by working closely with the production team to ensure the initial product scale up is successful.
* Provides assistance in testing the production batches prior to customer trials.
* Perform post-trial testing to ensure the product(s) meet PPG/ customer standards and will not derail the commercialization of product.
* Participate in product robustness activities for current and new coating technologies to understand operating window and sustain running at customer facilities.
* Develop new test methods that will have an impact in acceleration of coating results. Simulation of customer line conditions to increase the rate of products launch.
* Demonstrates ability to independently plan and coordinate technical activities of other team members.
* Work closely with the color, manufacturing and product development teams. Embrace a diverse group of people and know how to deal with different personalities.
* Work closely with the customers. Understand their needs and line configuration/ conditions and how it effects PPG products.
* Learn to balance multiple high priorities and must be very flexible as priorities may change. Clear communication and work from agreed upon time lines for projects is extremely important.
* Understand manufacturing process and protocols. Work with raw material suppliers and have a good grasp on how RM cost affects bottom line.
* Solves problems through the application of knowledge of appropriate scientific, experimental, and statistical methods. Proven ability to use fundamental principles to identify root causes of problems. A technical resource for others outside of their project area.
* Able to communicate at all levels and to motivate peers and associates in cooperative efforts.
* Promotes teamwork and resolves conflicts between team members. Accepts and delivers meaningful feedback.
* Demonstrates the ability to lead job specific aspects of multiple projects, lead a project team, and/or directly supervises work of other associates.
*Minimum Qualifications*
* Master's Degree and at least six months of chemistry experience within paints or coatings or;
* B.S Degree with at least three years of chemistry experience within paint and coatings
*Preferred Qualifications (in addition to Required Qualifications)*
* Coil coating experience
*Functional and Technical Skills*
* Demonstrated track record of relevant work experience in a dynamic environment with competing priorities.
* Strongly preferred Technical Coil Experience.
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 Industries, Inc. 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 .
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**Organization:** **Industrial Coatings*
**Title:** *Development Chemist - Technical Customer Support*
**Location:** *Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh-Springdale - Plant*
**Requisition ID:** *180#######*
Associated topics: biochemistry, ceramic, chemistry, coating, formulation, glass, latex, material, material science, rubber


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