PPG Aerospace Transparencies produces and markets over 1400 different glass, plastic, and composite transparency designs, as well as a variety of components and related products in three different manufacturing facilities. Commercial, Military, General Aviation and Specialty Armored products are sold to Aircraft OEMs, airline Operators, and end users throughout the world.
The Materials, Process and Coating Technology Group, part of PPG Aerospace Transparencies Engineering R&T, provides technical direction and specifications for developing new products and materials while providing analytical and materials-related production support to the Huntsville facility and throughout the SBU. Additionally, it provides input to the development of new process technology, materials development, improvements to existing products and process technologies and for both internal and external entities.
Lead or assist in the selection, testing, implementation, and technical support of new materials within production and laboratory environments
Provide technical, troubleshooting, obsolescence, and requalification support for existing materials and their related processes
Give technical expertise related to materials used in the manufacturing process
Operate and oversee projects within a laboratory environment, including: routine analysis; method development; routine maintenance; materials formulation; production support;
Oversee laboratory equipment maintenance and compliance with DCMA, Quality and corporate standards.
Develop and Drive Local and Cross-site laboratory equipment training protocols
Perform in-depth investigations into materials-related production or field issues
Assist quality department in maintaining compliance with all quality policies, including: shelf life; audits; documentation; corrective actions
Interact with operations personnel and outside vendors to maintain Laboratory equipment operation
Maintain proper documentation, for work records, processes, formulations and procedures
Provide clear and effective technical communication to the facility, the SBU, and customers
Support and actively engage in Lean and 5S culture and initiatives within the facility and SBU
B.S. degree, Chemistry (M.S. or Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry preferred)
4 years' experience working in a Non-Academic Analytical laboratory environment
Must have significant experience with GC-MS, LC, IC, & ICP-MS instrumentation
Experience operating and maintaining Complex Analytical instrumentation
Experience developing Analytical test methods & SOPs
Experience with inorganic and organic materials analysis
Good interpersonal and communication abilities
Ability to work independently and with a team
Willingness to work in a dynamic production/manufacturing environment
Strong technical writing skills
Ability to work in the U.S without sponsorship.
Prime Success Factors (focus on results, drive change, innovative technical thinking, promote teamwork, develop others, build trust & respect, and understand market & customer perspective) plus the following: Act with Accountability, Work toward the Future, Influence with Integrity, self-motivated, strong work ethic.
PPG Industries, Inc.