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Application Specialist, 2nd Shift

Science & Technology
JOBREQ1800103657 Requisition #

As the Applications Specialist position you will be part of the Automotive Parts and Accessories organization, reporting to the Applications Supervisor of that group. You will contribute to productivity of APAD Technical and Quality Control Spray Rooms through preventative maintenance, applicator and machine repair, and development of new processes and equipment. You will also work with lab associates, maintenance mechanics, and plant production personnel. Individual contributor for your projects or task with guidance from the Applications Supervisor. Listen and communicate within the work team, providing concise documentation of daily work, and able to work independent to accomplish tasks.

Key Responsibilities

             Follow all PPG safety protocols and encourage a broad safety culture in a laboratory work environment.

             Work in small team environments to accomplish goals.

             Work with Hand Tools and Power Tools to maintain, repair, modify, or fabricate spray equipment.

             Understand the functionality and have the capability to repair Hydraulic and Pneumatic equipment. (Air and Fluid lines, pumps, regulators, and valves)

             Proficient with using a computer and basic understanding of Word, Excel, Teams, and Outlook.

             Prepare equipment for Lab Technicians and Run spray equipment for testing and troubleshooting purposes.

             Develop and implement processes to improve safety, ergonomics, and workflow in spray rooms.

             Provide coverage for the spray rooms to minimize downtime.

             Positively contribute in a team environment, collaborates with team members, and supports team engagement initiatives.

             Maintain an accurate, neat notebook. Document all observations and training, including unusual results. Communicate results and observations to direct supervisor.

             Accepts and uses feedback.


             High School Diploma

             Problem-solving ability

             A background in spray equipment and general maintenance is highly recommended

             Paint shop experience or a technical college degree would be beneficial as well as a bachelor’s or higher STEM degree.

              A successful candidate will work onsite.


Medical, Dental, 401K, paid vacation and holidays.

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.

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