United States, Elgin, IL, Adhesive Technologies

Senior Product Development 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.


  • Responsible for the scale-up of newly developed multimillion-dollar product lines.
  • Works in cross-functional teams with product development and manufacturing on projects for top tier companies in the industrial sector.
  • Creates process flow charts, FMEAs and control plans for new products.
  • Runs design of experiments to understand relationship between raw materials, process and final product parameters.
  • Presents scale-up reports to top management and external customers.


  • Must possess relevant degree at minimum BS level, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years of directly applicable engineering experience in adhesive film/paste manufacturing or related industries.
  • Strong background in statistics and quality tools preferred (DOE, SPC, FMEA).
  • Knowledge of polyurethane systems is advantageous.
  • Up to 30% of domestic and international travel

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

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.

JOB ID: 20000690
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067


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