United States, Salisbury, NC, Adhesive Technologies

Manufacturing Process Engineer (Chemical Engineering)


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 Manufacturing Operations Engineer will be responsible for process understanding and optimization, enhancing customer satisfaction, monitoring and improving quality while reducing costs and waste at Henkel’s Salisbury, NC location.
  • Scale up of new and transferred products.
  • Lead effort to clarify manufacturing instructions to ensure repeatable operations
  • Set up manufacturing processes with input from R&D, maintenance, production, etc.
  • Monitor and improve quality of incoming raw materials and act as technical interface with suppliers
  • Perform engineering studies, i.e.: design of experiments
  • Minor capital project work which would include specifying, procuring, and commissioning new equipment
  • Support Safety, Health, and Environmental initiatives.
  • Participate in Root cause analysis, Verification of process changes and Continuous improvement initiatives.


  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering is required.
  • 2+ years experience (will consider internships) in Chemical or related industry.  
  • Understanding of process safety and chemical process design in batch operation is desired.
  • Knowledge of FMEA, Control plan, and PPAP desired but not required.
  • Lean Manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing Processes, NEC code, NFPA standards, PSM, and process controls preferred.

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JOB ID: 21011951
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067