United States, Madison Heights, MI, Adhesive Technologies

Lubricant Chemist (New Product Development)


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.


  • Seeking a Chemist to develop lubricant products for Henkel customers within the Metal Packaging market.
  • Conduct research and development in lubricants and cleaners for metal substrates.
  • Ability to take development projects from the laboratory to final products.
  • Write and present technical reports to customers, trade associations, technical service personnel, and company management.
  • Maintain up-to-date technical expertise and involvement with relevant industry technical associations.
  • Serve as lubricant technical contact for external customers, sales, marketing, and operations.


  • BS in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering is required.
  • MS Organic Chemistry preferred.
  • 1+ years of fundamental and practical experience in lubricant chemistry is required.
  • Experience with cleaner chemistry is preferred.
  • Goal-oriented, new product developer.
  • Sound computer literacy.

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: 20006855
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067


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