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PPG Industries

Development Chemist - Core Color Team

PPG Industries - Cleveland, OH

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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. 

Main Activities/Duties/Responsibilities

This position is primarily accountable for providing technical support in the development of new color development, support to field, manufacturing and applications, data analysis and problem solving, DOE design, customer service, and meeting specific customer requirements.

The incumbent is responsible for acquiring and implementing the experience and expertise needed for the development of coatings.  He or she spends a considerable amount of time at the bench engaged in the formulation and testing of coatings.

The incumbent will develop coatings through the performance of a variety of tasks.  The position will involve learning through primarily lab experimentation instead of theory.  The incumbent will be expected to assist Manufacturing with technical aspects of products. The incumbent will assist in developing project objectives and goals and in recommending new projects by applying a sound understanding of scientific principles and formulation technology.

The incumbent will also maintain compliance with all health and safety requirements.','!*!

Minimum Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry (preferred) or science related field with 1 year of relevant experience, or a Masters Degree in Chemistry. They should be able to quickly grasp new technology.  Oral and written communication skills should be well developed along with good problem solving ability.  Good interpersonal skills are required to work with technical and non-technical personnel.  A desire to learn and an aptitude for more independence in handling development projects are desirable attributes in the incumbent.

The incumbent must acquire and implement the usage 5S, the BPI tools, and have basic familiarity with Sigma Logic principles and DOE experimentation.

Functional and Technical Skills

Teamwork, attention to detail, organizational skills, and flexibility to changing priorities are critical in our work environment. Tandem 


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 To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity please see attached links:

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Location: Cleveland, OH

Company Profile:
PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. 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. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG).