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JOBREQ1800041919 Requisition #

As a Product Development Chemist you will be at the center of industrial coatings innovation. You will thrive in lab facilities that are considered among the most creative and productive in the world and you will work with some of the most forward-thinking research and scientific minds anywhere.

We’ll intelligently apply your formulation expertise in a high-energy environment that encourages your growth. You will play a key role in new product development, color and other formula design, product preparation and application, and the testing of coatings against a wide range of specifications and requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute ideas for innovative new coating systems and application processes
  • Plan and conduct experimental work (coatings formulation, application, testing)
  • Analyze and interpret experimental results to facilitate new product development
  • Work closely with customers to understand their product needs
  • Collaborate with R&D and/or other functions around the globe
  • Guide new products from lab into production working closely with Manufacturing and/or related areas
  • Communicate and ensure recordkeeping through written/verbal summaries, reports, test drill presentations and gate review updates
  • Demonstrates broad knowledge of the coatings business and shares that knowledge with other associates
  • Provides advice on high-level technical issues
  • Works independently with business leaders to make decisions
  • Interact independently with customers
  • Provide critical input for ongoing technology maintenance as required, especially for less experienced chemists and engineers


  • BS/15+ or MS/10+ (*Science Technology Degree) in a technical field such as Chemistry, Polymer Science, Materials Science or Chemical Engineering
  • 10-15 years of relevant experience and a demonstrated track record in coatings preferred
  • Comprehensive understanding of coatings formulation and new product development
  • Ability to ideate, develop, and execute, innovative self-directed research and development on complex core technology evolution (next generations) from concept to completion both within and expanded beyond core technology area of expertise
  • Expertise in experimental design (DOE) and complex problem solving
  • Experience in managing complex technical projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural communication skills


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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