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Lead Formulation Chemist - OEM Decorative Industrial

PPG Industries - Pittsburgh, PA

Lead Formulation Chemist - OEM Decorative Industrial




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.

Position Summary:

Lead formulation chemist managing innovation and development activities at PPG. Responsibilities include idea generation, planning, conducting experiments toward innovative technical solutions on existing or novel technology platforms supporting PPG’s organic growth strategy. Experience in coatings formulation, in particular waterborne formulations is a plus and open innovation is a critical part of this position.


Idea generation, plan, conduct and direct established and exploratory research for the development of new and innovative solutions

Responsibilities include identification of new technology opportunities through internal X-SBU activities, literature searches, technical scouting, and intellectual property review and third party open innovation partnering.

Meet regulatory requirements, address unmet market needs, or improve the efficiencies of existing products and processes.

Ability to read and interpret patents on new product concepts and technologies

Establish consistent interaction with product management and business leaders to maintain project alignment and resource allocation.

Ability to present technologies to internal and external customers is needed.

This is a leadership position potentially managing 1-2 technicians and/or research chemists but hands on work is expected for first 1-2 years.

Experience and Education Master’s Degree in chemistry/polymer science/material science/engineering and Chemical engineering At least 5 plus years of experience in relevant fields of research Preferred qualifications: PhD in a technical field such as chemistry/polymer science/material science/ chemical engineering or related. 1-2 years of coatings formulation experience is preferred, but not required. Previous experience in waterborne technologies is a plus

Functional and Technical Skills Ability to work independently or as part of a team. Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills. Ability to design and develop experiments based on statistical Sigma Logic principles. Leadership skills with good time management.

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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Lead Formulation Chemist - OEM Decorative Industrial


Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh-Allison Park - Coatings Research and Develop. Cntr

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Location: Pittsburgh, PA

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).