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Chemical Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA

As an Entry Level Chemical Engineer, you will focus on developments of PPG’s innovative additive manufacturing technology, Ambient Reactive Extrusion (ARE™). You will solve technical problems, support new application development initiatives across different departments, participate in multiple government funded research programs, and generate patentable technical innovations in the Additive Manufacturing space. You will report to

PPG offers excellent Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits; matching 401k + retirement savings; and Paid Vacation, Holiday pay.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Perform laboratory work for the formulations that are feasible with ARE printing technologies and many material and physical characterizations. This involves formulating new crosslinking strategies, developing new polymeric compositions, investigating functional fillers, characterizing material characteristics, understanding structure-property relationships for both mechanical properties and 3D buildability. 
  • Perform several types of testing to evaluate properties of polymeric compositions and printed articles including tensile properties, thermal and rheological properties.  
  • Analyze experimental results to determine technical path forward and implement experiments. 
  • Participate in patentable technical innovations while identifying and understanding the competitive IP landscape.  
  • Maintain detailed records and documentation for performed experiments and testing. 
  • Collaborate with other team members across the company. 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • 0+ years of experience
  • Bachelor’s in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, or Materials Science is required. 
  • Foundational chemistry knowledge with polymers/organic chemistry. 
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident required. 

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

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Benefits will be discussed with you by your recruiter during the hiring process.

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