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Powder COE Development Chemist, Entry level

Science & Technology
JOBREQ1800042378 Requisition #

As a Development Chemist, you will develop new global product platforms for Industrial & Automotive Powder Market segments; encompassing formulation design, preparation and application of coatings. You'll also test these coatings against a wide range of specifications and customer requirements from different global regions. If you enjoy hands on product development work; you're going to love the working environment of our Global Powder Coatings Center of Excellence lab in Cleveland Ohio!

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct hands-on experimental work under the lead of a senior chemist through formulation, application, and testing of coatings; and toward proficiency in metallic bonding from both an equipment and pigment/formulating perspective.
  • Work closely with R&D labs and regional labs to learn and understand their needs and how to incorporate these needs into new product platforms.
  • Analyze and interpret experimental results toward the development of new and improved product platforms.
  • Use project results to develop robust products that can be launched efficiently at key customers. Assist in launch activities as required.
  • Maintain and communicate results through written and verbal summaries, and coatings reports.
  • Work safely, following all lab procedures and maintenance of high safety standards.
  • Actively share ideas for innovative new coating systems and application processes.


  • A BS degree in a technical field such as Chemistry, Polymer Science, Materials Science or Chemical Engineering.
  • Undergraduate research experience is required.
  • Experience with experimental design (DOE) and problem solving.
  • Be able to work independently under your own initiative; or under the direction of senior level team members.
  • The desire to be hands-on in the lab, actively involved in trouble-shooting and process improvement.
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication; and a strong desire to work in a dynamic global environment.


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 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)

PPG vision: http://corporate.ppg.com/Our-Company/PPG-Vision.aspx

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, veteran 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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