The battery team at PPG is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic candidate to drive research and development of new coating products for this high visibility, organic growth opportunity. This position will play a key role in the research and development of battery coatings, and make significant contribution to the long term success of the mobility segment.
Responsibilities will include:
Lead research and development project for new product and processes development in lithium ion battery electrodes.
Select, characterize, and validate lithium-ion electrode coating materials. This will include working with the synthesis group to customize resins.
Develop, manage, and implement project plans for electrode development.
Review/Analyze data from experiments and implement changes based on results to optimize battery coatings
Report progress against project plans to company management, customers, and government agencies.
Complete quarterly reports to government agencies for government-funded projects.
This role may also have opportunity to lead customer project and product qualification.
Experience and Education
PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science or related field.
Minimum of 3 years of hands on coating development or battery experience
Functional and Technical Skills
Excellent leadership skills with a lead-by-example attitude
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Self-starter with excellent time management skills and hands-on entrepreneurial spirit
Skilled in data presentation, communication, problem solving, strategic thinking
Ability to develop collaborative networks among peers and cross functional teams quickly
Draws upon strategy to maximize results in innovation-oriented culture
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