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Quality Technician

PPG: We protect and beautify the world.
At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers' biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit http://www.ppg.com/ and follow @ PPG on Twitter.
Why join us:
With PPG, you will find meaning in your work every day, and engage in opportunities that will shape you, personally and professionally.
Your personal strengths will empower you to succeed and make an impact from day one.
You will be inspired to learn and grow, and to get the support you need to identify and achieve your boldest career aspirations.
Your passion to excel will be fueled by your connection to world-class partners, industry experts, the best and brightest colleagues, and future forward technologies.
Your contributions will not only meet the challenges of our global customers, but help theme propel their industries forward.
You will be welcomed into a culture where everyone's ideas and contributions are valued and encouraged.
Just like you, we are driven to make a difference in our world.
Description
As a Quality Control Lab Technician for PPG Industries, your career can have tremendous potential. As the world's leading coatings and specialty products company, we have a long-standing tradition of developing innovative technologies and processes to achieve the high quality standards our customers have come to expect. It makes for a fast-paced, high-energy work environment where you will be continually challenged and encouraged to grow.
Our Quality team examines our liquid & powdered industrial coatings and their performance from every angle: testing, measuring and evaluating our products with a critical eye and making pass/fail determinations for quality, consistency and shelf-life. It's a very hands-on role and we will rely on you for everything from panel preparation and review to helping us investigate customer concerns. You will work with team members across our business, from production to logistical planning and scheduling to ensure quality runs through every facet of the customer experience. After all, it's our name on the line!
Key Responsibilities
Work on new or challenging powder coat or liquid formulations to assure accuracy and robustness of the formula, raw materials and process before it is manufactured on a large scale in the plant.
Use creative problem solving skills to perform root cause analyses for problematic batches with a primary focus on adjusting the process or formula for first run accuracy.
As a member of the team, the candidate will have responsibility to produce quality work safely with speed and accuracy.
Qualified candidate will also be responsible for in process and fill start samples.
Work in conjunction with the Technical and Process teams to ensure we manufacture and process formulas as efficiently as possible.
Experience and Education
High School Diploma or equivalent
Chemistry and Algebra courses desired.
Some College Chemistry and Math preferred.
Computer skills for data analysis are a necessity.
Lab experience normally includes at least 3 years in a Technical or Quality function.
Must possess strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with minimal supervision, effectively use problem-solving methodologies, and have a solid knowledge of paint processes/adjustment strategies.
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. You may request a copy of PPG's affirmative action plan by emailing ppgaap@ppg.com.
To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity please see attached links:
http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/EO13665_PrescribedNondiscriminationPostingLanguage_JRFQA508c.pdf
https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf
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