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PPG seeks a Development Technician II to work in a laboratory that supports the Aluminum Wheel Segment in Auto Parts business unit. This role will include formulating new colors, adjusting existing colors, and testing these coatings against a wide range of specifications and customer requirements.

What will this Dev Tech do? In this role, you will:

  • Read and interpret complex customer specifications and execute all aspects of a project; problem solve and provide resolutions; develop trial batches based on product formulations
  • Conduct appropriate color matching according to specifications using either visual and/or electronic equipment
  • Perform spray-out using liquid and powder coatings on appropriate panels for further evaluation and/or environmental testing
  • Perform various laboratory tests to determine chemical and physical characteristics of coatings for such purposes as quality control and process control as required
  • Work toward technical goals and prioritize to deliver results within agreed timelines
  • Work safely, following all lab procedures and contribute to the maintenance of high safety standards; participate in all safety protocols and 5S initiatives and help to maintain the laboratory equipment and inventories.


  • A High School diploma or GED is required
  • 4+ years lab experience in color development for the coatings industry OR 2 years of lab experience plus 2 years college training in math/science or applicable associate’s degree.
  • Strong math skills and high school chemistry is preferred
  • Computer skills including Word and Excel are required

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 insightful, dedicated and proactive. We have intimate knowledge of the market and our customers. We focus on practical solutions that make a difference.


We are “One PPG” to the world.

We are better and stronger together. We leverage our scale to reach new markets and introduce innovative technologies as we differentiate and disrupt our markets.


We trust our people every day, in every way.

We enable and empower our people to make the right decisions. We are inclusive, transparent and respectful. Our feedback is clear and actionable.


We make it happen.

We have a passion for winning. We achieve. We deliver with discipline and integrity. We bring our best energy to our work. We decide and act intelligently and quickly.


We run it like we own it.

We respect one another by being responsible and accountable. We always act in the best interest of our company, customers, shareholders and our communities.


We do better today than yesterday – everyday.

We continuously learn. We develop our people to grow our businesses.


PPG Way: (Click here to learn more about the PPG Way)

We are One PPG: http://one.ppg.com/

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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