R&D Engineer II

PPG Industries, Inc. Monroeville , PA 15146

Posted 4 weeks ago

The R&D Engineer II will join our PPG Filtration Technologies business as part of our Specialty Coatings and Materials Strategic Business Unit! This is a tremendous opportunity for the right person to become part of an exciting, growing business within the PPG family.

The successful candidate will have chemical engineering or materials science background and experience in the membrane or filter industry. This role will have extensive input into the design and application of spiral wound and/or pleated filters or filtration systems. This person will work in both our research lab environment in Monroeville, PA (suburb of Pittsburgh, PA) and at customer locations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate new filter designs/concepts and assess impact on filtration system performance.

  • Evaluate membrane technologies for a given application.

  • Utilize material science approach make innovative improvement to technologies.

  • Benchmark performance of competitive filtration products, including both spiral wound and pleated filter systems.

  • Fulfill technical deliveries in a variety of filter application segments and ensure technical deliverables are aligned with filtration business priorities.

  • Conceptualize, evaluate and optimize filtration system designs that better utilize the high flux capacity of PPG membrane and filters. Pursue IP protection where appropriate.

  • Characterize filter lifetime within new system designs and work with marketing to translate into a strong value proposition.

  • Advise customers on prototype system designs to achieve sales of filtration products over a variety of different applications. - Direct activities of technicians.


  • BS/MS/PhD in materials science or chemical engineering

  • 2-5 years' experience in the filtration industry with experience designing filtration systems or membrane technologies

  • Up to 25% travel may be required


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 www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.

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We partner with customers to create mutual value.

We are insightful, dedicated and proactive. We have intimate knowledge of the market and our customers. We focus on practical solutions that make a difference.

We are "One PPG" to the world.

We are better and stronger together. We leverage our scale to reach new markets and introduce innovative technologies as we differentiate and disrupt our markets.

We trust our people every day, in every way.

We enable and empower our people to make the right decisions. We are inclusive, transparent and respectful. Our feedback is clear and actionable.

We make it happen.

We have a passion for winning. We achieve.

We deliver with discipline and integrity. We bring our best energy to our work. We decide and act intelligently and quickly.

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We respect one another by being responsible and accountable. We always act in the best interest of our company, customers, shareholders and our communities.

We do better today than yesterday - everyday.

We continuously learn. We develop our people to grow our businesses.

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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, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email recruiting@ppg.com.

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