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Process Engineer Placement Scheme Shildon 2024

As a Process Engineer (Undergraduate Placement Scheme), you will focus on delivering improvements to existing processes, introduce new or modified processes and minimise process losses and waste.

Key responsibilities

  • Implement process improvements to support Strategic Improvement Initiatives such as Right First Time and Material Efficiency.
  • Provide process support with batch issues, adjustments, quality hazards, rejects and complaints.
  • Facilitate problem solving teams for repetitive batch issues.
  • Support with laboratory testing and analysis to meet business needs.
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach and deputise for other team members where necessary.
  • Introduce new or modified processes and supervise batches where required.
  • Liaise multi-functionally and build good working relationships with others.
  • Introduce and modify process instructions, recipes, routings, costings, batch sizes etc using the Oracle system.
  • Provide process support with new and existing equipment.


  • Studying for an undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent (Crucial)!
  • Self-motivated and possess strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good IT knowledge and skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, Word, etc.).
  • Experience of leading improvement projects and problem solving (Desirable).
  • Knowledge and/or experience in a laboratory testing environment (Desirable).

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. We protect and beautify the world.

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.

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, colour, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

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