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Powder COE Senior Development Chemist, Lead

Company: PPG Industries, Inc.
Location: Strongsville
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

As a Senior Development Chemist, you will develop new global product platforms for Industrial & Automotive Powder Market segments; encompassing formulation design, preparation and application of coatings. You'll also test these coatings against a wide range of specifications and customer requirements from different global regions. If you enjoy hands on product development work; you're going to love the working environment of our Global Powder Coatings Center of Excellence lab in Cleveland Ohio!

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute projects, using an experienced level of technical competence and communicate results through written and verbal summaries, coatings reports, test drill presentations and gate review updates.
  • Analyze and interpret experimental results effectively to chip in to the development of new and improved Powder product platforms.
  • Work closely with regional labs to understand their needs and how to incorporate these needs into new product platforms and drive technology transfer to accelerate localization and customization.
  • Coordinate related activities including synthesis, regulatory evaluation and application.
  • Create and share ideas for innovative new powder coating systems and application processes to champion scientific exchange with technical associates globally.
  • Use project results to develop robust products that can be launched efficiently at key customers. Assist in launch activities as required.
  • Build and maintain a network with commercial and technical teams to communicate progress on projects and understand future needs.
  • Train new associates in daily activities and provide supervision and mentoring for designated professional and supporting personnel such as other lab technicians and chemists, interns, or technical visitors from other regional labs.


  • PHD +3, Masters +8, or Bachelors + 10 years of relevant product development experience.
  • Required a degree in a technical field such as Chemistry, Polymer Science, Materials Science or Chemical Engineering.
  • Relevant work experience in powder coatings.
  • Outstanding project management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize.
  • Experience with experimental design (DOE) and problem solving.
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication; and a strong desire to work in a dynamic global environment.
  • Travel will be <10%.

About us:

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 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:

We are One PPG:

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

PPG values your feedback on our recruiting process. We encourage you to visit 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.

Pay Transparency poster: English_formattedESQA508c.pdf

EEO is the Law:

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