United States, Bridgewater, NJ, Adhesive Technologies

Applications Engineer (Packaging and Labeling Adhesives)


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.


  • The Applications Engineer will lead and support internal and external technical requests and projects as a member of the APC (Consumer Goods Adhesives) Technical Customer Service team.
  • Create and adapt test methods/plans based on specific customer needs and applications within the Packaging & Labeling market.
  • Prioritize and carry out testing in the lab based on incoming customer requests and other projects. 
  • Organize and analyze lab results with internal databases and other digital tools. Interpret data to make product recommendations, develop solutions, or propose subsequent experimental steps.
  • Prepare clear laboratory reports for customer correspondence. Make presentations to internal work group or Packaging and Labeling department.
  • Run and ensure laboratory and application equipment are calibrated and safety checked in compliance with local regulations.
  • Lead ongoing harmonization and administration of laboratory test methods.
  • Run and perform customer lab demonstrations using application equipment.


  • BS Chemical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Packaging Engineering, or other equivalent degree is required.
  • 1+ years of engineering experience in a lab environment is required. 
  • Experience in the adhesives or packaging and labeling industry is preferred. 
  • Ability to multi-task with strong analytical and mechanical skills 
  • Aptitude and ability to operate various adhesive applications equipment 
  • Demonstration of organizational, project management, and time management skills 
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

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.

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: 21012000
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067