ML Engineer at PPG (Pittsburgh, PA)

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As a Machine Learning Engineer (Entry Level) , and member of our PPG Digital Organization, you'll contributing to specific business projects applying machine learning, DevOps, code optimization, and data visualization methods to drive deployment of AI products. You will make recommendations on the machine learning pipelines architecture (build pipelines, training pipelines, inferencing pipelines, release pipelines), as well as infrastructure and performance recommendation for resource creating and successful operationalization of such AI products. Your focus is on existing products or processes but may be involved new initiatives and new technologies.

The ML Engineer is responsible for establishing and integrating ML Operations (MLOps) into everyday work practice for AI teams using industry best practices and patterns. She/he is responsible for creation or tools and routines that will become the foundation for our MLOps practice in the process for deploying and managing AI models. Promotes MLOps management with broader teams to raise awareness of technology, techniques, possibilities, and capabilities.

The ML Engineer is the specialist in developing code that will move PPG into the world of responsible and dependable MLOps, and he/she will liaise with the Data Scientist and Data Engineer to ensure governance and best practices are followed.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Devising and applying advanced AI/ML models and algorithms to mine the stores of data.
  • Evaluate AI/ML readiness and provide data acquisition recommendations to bridge gaps
  • Visualize data to discover and communicate solutions and opportunities.
  • Application of advanced statistics on scientific problems.
  • Employ Machine learning sub fields such as:
    • Text mining / natural language processing
    • Multivariate data analysis and clustering based models
    • Use of Neural Networks in scientific fields including deep learning techniques
    • Image processing & analysis
    • Multi-objective optimization
  • Stay ahead of trends in applied machine-learning, computer vision and statistics.
  • Collaborate with external partners to bring groundbreaking results to PPG operations.
  • Work with global-team to translate innovative ideas into deployable digital products and services with quantifiable business impact.

  • BS in chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering, or equivalent.
  • Demonstratable proficiency in machine learning, with experience in deployments and architecture design.
  • Proficiency with Python, SQL
  • Experience using Microsoft DevOps

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MS in Data Science, Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning or applicable technical field of study.
  • Experience with Matlab, R and/or other statistical programming languages applying the appropriate statistical procedures to problems.
  • Experience with pioneering deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras or comparable technologies
  • Six Sigma / sigma logic methodologies expertise (Yellow belt and above)
  • Experience working with both structured and distributed data technologies ranging from SQL to Hadoop, Hive and Spark.
  • Experience with agile development methodology.

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.

PPG Way: (Click here to learn more about the PPG Way)

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 [email protected]

PPG values your feedback on our recruiting process. We encourage you to visit and provide feedback on the process, so that we can do better today than yesterday.

Benefits will be discussed with you by your recruiter during the hiring process.

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More Information on PPG
PPG operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Pittsburgh, PA, Allison Park, PA, Richmond, VA, Boston, MA, Cleveland, OH and Fort Myers, FL. PPG was founded in 1883. It has 24987 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all jobs at PPG, click here.
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