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Chemist, Product Development, Entry

Science & Technology
JOBREQ1800104136 Requisition #

As a Product Development Chemist is accountable for the development and technical support of new step-change technologies which are brought forward from the Automotive Innovation portfolio. You will lead independent projects or portions of a larger project, generate reliable data, and demonstrate the use of Sigma Logic (i.e. design of experiments) methodology. You will report to the Group Leader of Product Development.

Key Responsibilities

             Formulation and testing of various automotive coatings (project dependent), providing innovative technical solutions to challenging problems, generating written/oral reports, and supporting development of formulation practices (DFMEA, design matrices, etc.) which will enable a faster path to market.

             Demonstrate technical understanding of chemistries, products, and projects they support. Perform independently by planning and executing specific phases of a project, subject to direction of senior personnel.

             Develop understanding of fundamental principles and root cause analysis. Use these principles to design experiments that problem solves. Find ways to proceed despite obstacles.

             Actively and positively contribute in a team environment, effectively collaborate with team members inside and outside the project, and supports team engagement initiatives.

             Demonstrate initiative and drive through accomplishing tasks. Follow through on mutually agreed upon ideas and goals. Accepts and uses feedback.

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


             Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering required


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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