Development Chemist

Development Chemist

  • Post Date:3rd July 2024
  • Apply Before: 3rd August 2024
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Job Description

About the job

We have a vacancy for a Development Chemist based out of the PPG Runcorn office.

The Development Chemist role will actively support the PPG Runcorn Technical Team

Key Responsibilities

  • To engage in laboratory and technical safety for the benefit of all members.
  • Plan and develop product modifications aligned with PPG IC strategic and tactical programs.
  • Complete laboratory work (INDX) requests in an efficient, organized, scientific and professional manner, ensuring the request is relevant to the goals and product designs of the organization. Laboratory work can involve customer specific product modification, preparation, application, analysis (SEM, EDS, DSC, TGA, etc.) and physical testing of coatings.
  • Provide appropriate written or verbal updates including variances from agreed development timing plans. Reporting of results to the management team and preparation of technical reports.
  • To enter and maintain formulae and QC structures within the control system.
  • Assist in the preparation of material safety data sheets (SDS) and product data sheets (PDS) for all new products together with any additional information required.
  • Ensure the first time make (FTM) process is correctly followed and implemented. Work closely with PPG operations team and provide technical support when required to do so.
  • Present results both internally and to customers through reports and presentations and provide technical support to the sales team.
  • Participate in any technical service and customer visits when required.
  • Other duties as directed by the Technical Manager.


  • Chemistry Degree or equivalent background
  • Understanding of coatings, coating development/formulation and application.
  • Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and appreciation for high quality work.
  • Flexibility, self-motivated with ability to work individually as well as in a team
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, experience with giving presentations and meeting with customers
  • To be adaptable and willing to travel when required


  • Experience with direct customer contact / support
  • Experience in developing/formulating coatings
  • Basic project management qualifications or experience
  • Experience of statistical analysis, including design of experiments

PPG pay ranges and benefits can vary by location which allows us to compensate employees competitively in different geographic markets. PPG considers several factors in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, qualifications and education, licensure and certifications, and other organizational needs. Other incentives may apply.

Our employee benefits programs are designed to support the health and well-being of our employees. Any insurance coverages and benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.

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 “One PPG” to the world.

We trust our people every day, in every way.

We make it happen.

We run it like we own it.

We do better today than yesterday – everyday.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email [email protected].

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