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Product Development & Research Chemist

Company: Henkel group
Location: Salisbury
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

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.

Do you dare to make an impact?


Responsible for organic resin synthesis in a batch processing environment, both for existing resins and for new molecule development. Requires fundamental chemical process understanding, process optimization, quality improvement, and enhancement of customer satisfaction while reducing costs and waste. The chemist must be knowledgeable in six sigma problem solving techniques, batch processing, and scale up.

  • Researches and develops groundbreaking technologies
  • Identifies opportunities for new technology, products or process improvements
  • Leads one or multiple scale up projects/product transfers to commercial production
  • Actively makes specialized knowledge available to the organization
  • Acts as an ambassador for the scientific community of Henkel Adhesive Technologies both internally and externally
  • Identifies and engages valuable external partners
  • Steers and facilitates knowledge sharing and supports project teams in solving problems
  • Acts as an advisor for management and steering committees.
  • Support Salisbury Resin Manufacture:
    o Process troubleshooting a wide variety of synthetic processes.

    o Laboratory, pilot plant, and full - scale organic resin synthesis.

    o Process audits.

    o Resolution of customer incidents (internal & external)

    o Management of change for products

    o Cost reduction and quality improvement

    --- Product Development:

    o Scale up of new and transferred products.

    o Lab scale sample generation.

    o Lead effort to clarify manufacturing instructions to ensure repeatable operations

    o Set up manufacturing processes with input from Product Development, maintenance, production, etc.

    o Set up and transfer of analytical methods to quality team

    o Ensure quality, cost, and efficiency requirements are met

    o Fullest support on safety initiatives.


    • Minimum Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry required.
    • Five years' experience with organic resin synthesis.
    • Six Sigma green belt preferred, skilled with design of experiments.
    • Competent in project management, possessing the ability of starting a project and driving it through to completion
    • Well versed with FMEAs and creation of manufacturing instructions
    • Skilled with statistical tools (SPC, SQC, trend charts, Anova, etc.).
      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.

Keywords: Henkel group, Charlotte , Product Development & Research Chemist, Other , Salisbury, North Carolina

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