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PPG is currently hiring for an energetic leader to join our Automotive OEM coatings team at our Cleveland Plant. The Operations Engineer I is responsible for providing engineering support to production processes and will interact with a multitude of different departments including technical, maintenance, planning, QA, RM procurement, and IT. The position requires some interaction with the operators and supervisors in each building to help define, initiate, and implement projects that improve the overall process from a safety, ergonomic, quality, and/or productivity standpoint.

What does a successful Operations Engineer, I do? In this role you will:

  • Support Departmental EHS Initiatives (CORITY, PSM, Audits, etc.)
  • Perform Process Optimization/Cycle Time Improvements
  • Optimize Process Parameters and Implement Process Changes/Projects
  • Participate in and Support Department Related Kaizen Events
  • Evaluate and Find Ways to Improve Equipment Utilization
  • Troubleshoot Equipment/Process Issues
  • Introduce New Technologies or Processes, Develop Standard Work, Process Templates, Instructional Changes and Assist with Operator Training
  • Execute Root Cause Investigation Process and Implement Meaningful Corrective Actions
  • Formula Maintenance
  • Implement Operator/Supervisor Change Requests and Suggestions
  • May involve some evening or weekend phone troubleshooting and support


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, preferably Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.
  • 3+years’ experience with a broad understanding of engineering systems and chemical processes required; manufacturing processes, batch paint processing experience preferred.
  • Lean/6 sigma and Toyota manufacturing principles experience a plus.

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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