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Coatings Chemist

Coatings Chemist

Job Description

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world's leading coatings and specialty products company. 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. PPG is committed to providing a fulfilling workplace for employees, creating an environment for continuous learning and embracing the ideas and diversity of others. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit
Key Responsibilities
The Coatings Chemist is responsible for developing and maintaining systems that will enable sustainable growth within the Architectural Coatings technology platform.
The Coatings Chemist will report to the respective R&D Technical Manager on a routine basis and work in the Harmerville, PA location.
This position is involved in the formulation, lab preparation, and the performance of all types of tests and investigations in connection with problem-solving and development of new and improved products as well as the maintenance of existing products through raw material cost saving analyses and the resolution of plant issues.   He/she works under limited supervision and may be required to utilize or develop new methods or procedures requiring originality and ingenuity.  He/she may direct the activities of other professionals and technicians in the course of a project.

Job Requirements

Experience and Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related science
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience formulating architectural paints and/or stains.
  • Knowledge of latex, solvent and/or reactive chemistries as well as knowledge of polymers, pigments, and additives along with a familiarity of lab- and production-scale processing.

Functional and Technical Skills
The Coatings Chemist must have a high degree of attention to detail, along with good organizational and communication skills.
Successful candidates will have a good knowledge of architectural paint and/or stain formulating practices, around solvent, latex and/or reactive technology platforms. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate familiarity with lab- and production-scale processing equipment is crucial for success. The candidate must have good attention to detail, good organizational, written and verbal communication skills. They will demonstrate the ability to be efficient, show initiative, and effectively drive projects to a successful conclusion. The ability to make manager level presentations is desired. Maximum of 10% travel may be required.
PPG prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to successfully pass a hair drug/toxins test and a background check.
PPG Industries, Inc. offers 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, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. PPG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Retail
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Manufacturing
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 1400004564
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Coatings Chemist

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