PPG Industries Chemist PMC R&D in North Holland, Netherlands

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 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.

    PPG Protective & Marine Coatings: A world leader in protective and marine coatings. We develop innovative products that protect customers' assets in the world's most demanding markets including: civil infrastructure, offshore, petrochemical, power and marine. At PPG, we are proud of our products and passionate about serving our customers, and our brands (Amercoat, Freitag, Keeler&Long, PPG High Performance Coatings and Sigma Coatings) are proven to deliver consistent performance worldwide. Experience, innovation and integrity - that is what makes PPG the ideal coatings partner.

    Brief description of tasks The Global Technology Centers in Amsterdam are the leading R&D-departments within the SBU Protective & Marine Coatings for developing Anti Foulings, Tank Linings and Cellulosic Passive Fire Protection. The Global technology Center in Amsterdam employs 20 technicians and chemists responsible for the development and maintenance of coatings for Marine, Tank Linings and Cellulosic Passive Fire Protection.

    The PMC laboratory has several positions for coating chemists whose main responsibility it is to develop new coating formulations. Gaining chemical knowledge about the new technologies for the development of new and innovative products is an important aspect of the job. Keeping up with technological innovations, liaising with other internal stakeholders (marketing, supply, purchasing) by reading literature and patents, discussions with suppliers and attending conferences are other parts of the daily work.

    Job requirements

  • Master degree in chemistry or formulation technology, and preferably 2 years of relevant work experiences;

  • Understanding of coating literature and patents;

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to express complex technical concepts;

  • Business fluency in English and at least one other European language;

  • Ability to work without close supervision, keeping focused on short and long-term objectives;

  • An innovative way of thinking combined with a can-do attitude;

  • Result oriented with a customer orientation;

  • Good knowledge of standard office software packages; Affinity with working in an international setting.

    Our offer: Besides working for a major international organisation with many development opportunities, we offer you a salary at market rates, 8% holiday allowance, a 13thmonth's salary and you will automatically will be included in our pension scheme. You will be eligible for an annual performance-related salary increase and/or bonus. For full-time employment you will also be entitled to 25 days' holiday and 11.5 days (part-time on a pro rata basis).

    We also offer you options for participation in the national tax-benefit bicycle plan, discounts on various insurance policies and employee discount on paint.

    However, in addition to a good salary package, PPG also has proper arrangements for training opportunities and development plans.

    If you are interested in - and meet the criteria of - this vacancy, please send us your Curriculum Vitae and a motivation letter via the link on this website. Applications without these attachements can not be processed.

    Acquisition based on this, or other job openings on http://www.ppg.com is not appreciated.

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Organization: *Protective & Marine Coatings

Title: Chemist PMC R&D

Location: Netherlands-North Holland-Amsterdam

Requisition ID: 1700004740