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Product Development Chemist, Substrate Protection

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by PPG Industries

Pittsburgh, PA 15290
Retail Trade
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time


As a Product Development Chemist, you will develop global product platforms for the electrocoat and pretreatment markets. This will encompass formula design, preparation and application of coatings, and testing these coatings against a wide range of regional specifications and customer requirements.


Key Responsibilities


Plan and conduct experimental work such as the formulation, application and testing of coatings.
Work closely with regional labs; and in conjunction with R&D and/or other functions on the development of new product platforms globally.
Maintain and grow an understanding of substrate protection processes, including details of key customer lines and use this information improve the research and development of robust coating platforms.
Develop new test methods that will help to accelerate the assessment of new coatings and simulate customer line conditions to increase the speed and success rate of product launches.
Initiate and cultivate scientific exchange with technical associates around the globe!
Build and maintain a network with commercial and technical teams in all regions to communicate progress on projects and understand future needs.
Maintain and communicate results through written and verbal summaries, coatings reports, test drill presentations and gate review updates.
Work safely, following all lab procedures and participate in the maintenance of high safety standards.
Actively chip in ideas for innovative new coating systems and application processes.


Qualifications


A BS degree in a technical field such as Chemistry, Polymer Science, and 3 years relevant formulation and or resin synthesis experience are required.
Work experience in coatings, or substrate projection are highly desired.
Experience with experimental design (DOE) and problem solving are desired.
Cross-cultural communication experience, and a strong desire to work in a dynamic global environment.
Travel will be



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