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South Africa

Chemical Process Engineer


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


  • Process control of chemical management systems at an automotive OEM.
  • Statistical process control with chart reporting
  • Trouble shooting with 5D or 8D reporting.
  • Stock control – managing stock levels, expiry dates, COA’s and FIFO supply to the line.
  • Verify incoming quality of sealer by doing a physical check, check viscosity and loaf test.
  • Stock orders of CSM and sales materials.
  • Receiving and capturing of all stock received at ford.
  • Manage stock level of lab reagents, lab equipment, PPE and office stationary.
  • Quality systems management.
  • Adherence to automotive ISO operating standards and SHE standards.
  • Process and Facility reporting to Ford and Henkel teams including management.
  • Process improvements and optimisation to increase profitability and operator applications.
  • Report out system readiness, issues and/or delays to Ford production personnel on duty.
  • Root cause analysis with a report is required of all issues, losses and/or delays.
  • Attend and report at all production and maintenance related meetings.

  • Assist operators to resolve start up issues as and when required to prevent down time.

  • Check sealer pump levels, sealer expiry date and operational status of trim line sealer.

  • Check sealer pump levels, sealer expiry date and operational status of all body shop sealers.

  • Maintain 5S standard a work station, lab and in office.


  • University degree in engineering (Chemical, Analytical)
  • Must have basic chemical engineering knowledge to understand how the facility operates – heat transfer systems, fluid flow, pumps, valves, energy efficiency, RO water systems.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer literate including proficiency in Microsoft office programs.

JOB ID: 180007RW