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As an Analytical Research Chemist on the Customer Field and Manufacturing Analytical Team, you will analyze materials to perform root cause evaluations of paint and coatings. You will work with chemists, engineers, and project leaders within PPG’s Coating Innovation Center to assist customers from all SBUs across PPG. You will be an analytical liaison to our departments for field issues and manufacturing sustainability projects.

PPG offers excellent Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits; matching 401k + retirement savings; and Paid Vacation, Holiday pay.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with other scientists to execute experiments geared toward root cause analysis of production and line issues.

  • Independently design experiments and testing on liquid paints and coated panels using analytical tools such as FTIR spectroscopy, FTIR microscopy, Optical microscopy, UV/VIS, NIR, etc.

  • Recognize problems and unusual results in their work and enact countermeasures to correct.

  • Maintain and troubleshoot laboratory equipment’s including routine annual PM scheduling.

  • Deliver conclusions and recommendations to customer requests promptly. This includes analyzing samples and communicating the results verbally and through written reports to customers, peers, and management.

  • Work with business and technical collaborators to understand priorities and communicate findings.

  • Visit customer and manufacturing sites to promote working relationships and understand manufacturing processes needed for root cause investigations.


  • BS in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with industrial experience and 6+ years of experience 

  • MS in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with industrial experience and 3+ years of experience

  • Experience in manufacturing or customer development lab environment

  • Previous experience with advanced data analysis techniques.

This job posting may have multiple locations listed. A successful candidate may work remotely and not be offered to relocate.

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 "One PPG" to the world.

We trust our people every day, in every way.

We make it happen.

We run it like we own it.

We do better today than yesterday – everyday.

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, 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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