United States, Salisbury, NC, Adhesive Technologies

Product Development and Research Engineer

At Henkel, you can be a game changer and craft your career. Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit by bringing your ideas to life within a global team. Our leading brands and technologies, along with our high-performing businesses will provide you with countless opportunities to develop your skills and explore new paths. Your career at Henkel will contribute to a more sustainable future, while you grow within our vibrant, diverse culture of trust and belonging. If you're up for challenging the status quo, join our team of pioneers and make your mark on the future with us.

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  • Responsible for stabilization of new products to include optimal safety, first time pass, quality, on time shipment, cost and waste.
  • Responsible for Process Safety Management (PSM) for the products scaled up.
  • Develop and implement new engineering technology to meet the needs of the plant and business.
  • Champion new and current technologies, systems, and approaches to achieve objectives across the business groups.
  • Implement creative and innovative product and process solutions. 
  • Partner with R&D to pilot and scale up new technologies, identify technology and system gaps and implement solutions.
  • Point of contact and liaison between plant personnel and development personnel to ensure effective technology transfer.
  • Participate in site safety programs and training to ensure the safe operation of the equipment under supervision as implementation proceeds.
  • Support process engineering initiatives in the plant locations based upon expertise.
  • Minor capital project work which would include preparing capital expenditure requests (for capital requirements based on technology needs), procuring, installing and commissioning new equipment.
  • Work with local staff to ensure all SHE requirements are met and evaluated with equipment and processes as implementation proceeds.
  • Perform various duties as assigned to meet departmental goals.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering  
  • 2+ years’ related chemical industry experience desired
  • Excellent team working, project management, and organizational skills. 
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Commitment to excellence in safety, health, and environmental compliance. 
  • Problem solving skills with incomplete or conflicting data. 
  • Computer skills (Minitab, AutoCAD and Microsoft Office suite)
  • Project management and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to travel 5-10%

The salary for this role is $58,100.00 - $79,000.00. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range.  This salary range may also be modified in the future.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel's request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and other legally protected characteristics.

JOB ID: 23050168
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
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