Analytical Chemist
PPG Industries - United States

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Established as the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. in 1883, PPG Industries is a leading diversified manufacturer that supplies paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass around the world. PPG Industries is a leader in its markets; it is our vision to become the world's leading coatings and specialty products company. Our continuing emphasis on the development of breakthrough products and processes, investment in highly productive manufacturing facilities and profitable global expansion combine to provide customers with the best services and products of the highest quality. We are committed to providing a fulfilling workplace for our employees, creating an environment for continuous learning and embracing the ideas and diversity of others. With global headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA PPG has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries around the globe.

Key Responsibilities

This position will perform qualitative and quantitative analysis for new materials, raw materials, in-process samples, product non-conformances, contaminants, etc. Incumbent will be responsible to solve problems with the use of chemistry, instrumentation, computers and statistics, and interpret data communicating results to management. Candidate will prepares samples, measures, performs basic laboratory research, develop test methods and defines instruments used in analytical analysis. Incumbent will contributes to solving technical problems through coordinating, conducting, and evaluating experiments in relation to the physical or chemical aspects of coatings, sealants or polymers/resins. This position will be accountable to ensure that quality procedures and protocols are followed and assists in the implementation of AS9100 as well as ensures that proper safety attitudes, procedures and housekeeping are maintained on all work programs. Success ful candidate will initiate communication with internal/external customers and suppliers to establish valid requirements for those materials and services to be delivered. The incumbent will complete work in conformance with these requirements. The candidate will demonstrate teamwork to encourage other members throughout the organization. This position will assist the current technicians in the lab but will be handling more-in-depth testing/analyzing materials using analytical instruments.

Experience and Education
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or a related field with 3 years related experience. Must have a solid background in chemistry (organic, and inorganic) and good laboratory, computer, and communication skills are important. Excellent customer service and management skills are a plus.

Core knowledge in Chromatography, Spectroscopy, and Thermal Analysis, Wet Chemistry or related fields are required.

Functional and Technical Skills
Must be proficient within the Microsoft office environment. Incumbent will need to understand and apply basic statistics.

PPG prides itself on the quality of it's 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. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG) is a global supplier of protective and decorative coatings. The Company operates in six segments: Performance...