United States, Bay Point, CA, Adhesive Technologies

Quality Technician Lvl 1


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.


  • Executes the operational plan of an engineering task based on engineering designs and work specifications
  • Works closely with external contractors and ensures the quality of delivered services and products
  • Sets up or adjusts complex equipment according to manufacturing specifications Identifies and implements opportunities of process optimization
  • Inspects and decides accept/reject status of incoming raw materials, semi-finished goods, and finished goods according to defined instructions, procedures and methods.
  • Performs and interprets results of chemical analytical tests including but not limited to:
    oDSC reports (differential scanning calorimetry)
    oHPLC chromatograms
    oFTIR spectra (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy)
    oRheometer reports
    oAuto titration curves
  • Performs and interprets wet chemical and physical testing including but not limited to:
    Density measurements
  • Performs and interprets results of mechanical tests including but not limited to:
    oMicrometer and caliper measurements
    oTensile strength
    oCompressive strength
    oModulus of elasticity
    oExtensometer offset and strain
    oClimbing drum peel
  • Performs and reports calculations using basic arithmetic.
  • Uses MS Excel to chart results using the tools of SPC (statistical process control) & SQC (statistical quality control) to analyze and interpret data.
  • Records data in lab notebooks, process documentation, computer databases such as SAP, and creates professional test reports.
  • Maintains lab equipment in proper working order and performs verifications.
  • Troubleshoots instrumentation failures.
  • Reviews and provides recommended improvements to QC standard laboratory procedures (SLPs).
  • Participates in measuring system analysis testing.
  • Participates in customer and regulatory audits.
  • Participates in continuous improvement efforts.
  • Identifies root causes for testing related out of specification results.
  • Complies with all Safety, Health, and Environmental rules, procedures and regulations.


  • High school diploma/GED and 3-5 years of QC experience, or a bachelor’s degree in a science field.
  • PC proficiency in Microsoft Office products, specifically excel tabling and charting. Lotus Notes, SAP, and other database experience preferred.
  • Experience with analytical equipment, wet chemistry techniques, and/or mechanical testing apparatuses.
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated and ability to drive projects to desired results.
  • Sound communication skills, focused on problem solving and interdepartmental teamwork.
  • Ability to balance changing priorities in a dynamic team environment.
  • Desire and ability to work on requested shift.
  • Training rotations may occur on a different shift than the application states, and can take 1-3 months to complete.
  • Shifts may include 1st, 2nd, 3rd shifts as well as weekends. Please see detail in posting.
  • Strong commitment to safety, with demonstrated investment in safety improvement activities
  • Work with and around hazardous materials, chemicals, and equipment
  • Frequently sit, view a computer screen, and type on a keyboard for extended periods of times.
  • Stand continuously and walk frequently during the shift.
  • Lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Tool use including operations requiring dexterity in hands
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision. Corrective
  • lenses are adequate for job requirements

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: 21023686
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067