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JOBREQ1800042729 Requisition #

The Research Technician will support Optical Monomers and Coatings Research and Development activities through trials of new thiourethane High Index lens chemistries in a pilot scale lens-manufacturing lab!

Key Responsibilities


    • Operating an automatic mold-assembling machine to prepare lens-forming mold cavities.
    • Performing examination of ophthalmic lenses by conducting cosmetic inspections and various dimension measurements.
    • Managing mold inventory and maintaining a system of mold traceability.
    • Performing mold washing process and maintaining the washing line in optimal conditions.
    • Dispensing chemicals from up to 55-Gallon drums into smaller containers.
    • Filling up forms, labeling containers and preparing chemicals for shipping.
    • Preparing mixtures of polythiols following standard operating procedures.
    • Pre-treating polymer samples and submitting them for physical properties testing.
    • Conducting spectral and color measurements of liquid monomers and optical polymers.
    • Reporting results in electronic lab notebook with accurate data and detailed description of observations. 


    • High school education
    • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a chemical laboratory environment or as a technician in a chemical plant or in supporting R&D as a technician. 
    • Certified Technologist in Chemistry or holding a Chemical Laboratory Technician degree plus 1 year experience working in a chemical laboratory environment, as a technician in a chemical plant or in supporting R&D as a technician.




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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