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Operator Trainee

PPG - North America
Springdale, PA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Immediately Hiring!

$22.00/hr to start

$1,000 Sign on Bonus

After six (6) months and training is complete, the hourly wage increases to $24.50!

3 Shifts Rotating every 2 weeks

1st Shift 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

2nd Shift 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

3rd Shift 11:00 pm – 7:00 am

Job Function:

This is an entry-level position where strong math skills and mechanical aptitude are used to gain a working knowledge of resin reactors and associated equipment, the chemistries and processes used at the Springdale R&D Development Center in the manufacture of resin as well as the handling both hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals in bags, drums, totes, etc. and forklift operation.

Duties and Responsibilites:

To develop mechanical and technical skills, knowledge and experience needed to manufacture various resins using available equipment under the direct supervision of the Trainer, Senior Operator, and/or Team Leader. The major purpose is to provide the training needed to become familiar with operations, equipment and procedures used in the Springdale R&D Development Center, to develop safety awareness and to begin gaining experience in safe work procedures in effect in the Development Center.

To assist trainer in production of resin batches. Performs duties according to instructions given by trainer. These duties include reading and comprehending resin log instructions, preparing the equipment with cleanup, valve positions, temperature setpoints, charging the raw materials to the appropriate vessel, initiation the reaction and monitoring pertinent parameters (temperature, pressure, etc.), performing in-process testing, completing reaction and filling out batch. All observations are recorded on the batch log. Based on demonstrated understanding and performance on the reactor systems and resin chemistries, the Operator trainee takes on more responsibility of running batches with increasingly less supervision.

Preparing for and performing clean-up according to Development Center procedures. Duties performed are independently carried out, usually on the initiative of the incumbent and receive cursory supervision. These duties include: cleaning reactor vessels, supply lines, pumps, scales, batch buggies, fittings, general reactor vessel area, presses, GAFs. Performs other duties according to interactions listed in Resin log, given by Team Leader of called for by Development Center procedure. Duties performed are independently carried out, usually on the initiative of the incumbent and received cursory supervision. These duties include: prepare written shift relief instructions, safely handle severely toxic raw materials during pre-assembly, transfer, charging, clean-up and neutralizing process with supervision, gain knowledge of reactor systems, their operations, various uses and capabilities through MOC process and from DC staff.

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 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.

We run it like we own it.

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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We are One PPG:

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

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Salary info:

$22 - $22 / hr

PPG - North America


Springdale, PA