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Product Development Chemist

Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by PPG Industries

Springdale, PA 15144
Retail Trade
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time


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


Qualifications


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




Reference: 1152697056

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