United States, Rocky Hill, CT, Adhesive Technologies

Lead Application Engineer

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  • Senior-level application engineer who provides technical engineering support for Henkel’s electronic structural bonding and device assembly product lines
  • Primary responsibilities are technical leading on developmental and commercialized products by optimization of material application processes, and direct interaction with customers to troubleshoot and solve product and process related problems
  • Solves technology-specific problems associated with entire product lines and/or product classes by novel approaches to application process development
  • Contributes to strategic and tactical planning. Identifies and drives new business development activities
  • Apply extensive technical expertise in a lab environment, including obtaining client requirements (working with adhesives and robotic dispensing equipment)
  • Directly interact and communicate with external customers and respond to customer requests in timely fashion
  • Exercise considerable latitude in determining technical, chemical, and adhesive objectives of assignment and directing staff
  • Prepare and deliver presentations on projects/technologies for internal teams, management and customers
  • Work directly with Henkel customers to identify, qualify, close, and maintain Henkel Product applications
  • Design and implement test plans and/or experiments to develop the technical data needed to support the use of Henkel Product technology
  • Secures IP position in own area of development
  • Identify new opportunities for product development and work with development project teams to bring these opportunities to market
  • Supports road mapping of technology/business development
  • Acts as an ambassador for the scientific community of Henkel BU
  • Provides technical training to Henkel staff and customers
  • Travel with sales representatives to develop first-hand understanding of customer needs and application details
  • Develop and maintain a Henkel Product specialty and serve as a technical expert in this specialty when working with staff individually and/or on team efforts
  • Participates in site's safety and/or 5S programs


  • B.S. Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, or Material Science plus 6 to 10 years of demonstrated related experience, preferably in an adhesive environment
  • Strong customer relations and interpersonal skills
  • Working with internal and external cross-functional teams (> 5 teams)
  • Proven leadership, sense of urgency, self-starter – takes the initiative
  • Customer support experience (providing product application training)
  • Demonstrated project management and laboratory skills
  • Training/mentoring lab employees
  • Presenting results to technical and non-technical stakeholders/customers
  • Statistical analysis using JMP.
  • Potential for up to 30% overnight travel per year

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JOB ID: 22039949
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
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Health, Disability & Life Insurance Vacation / Paid Time Off
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Note: Perks might vary depending on the job grade.