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United States, Madison Heights, MI, Adhesive Technologies

Product Development Lab Technician (Entry Level)


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 Product Development Technician will support the rapid development/introduction of new, improved, or replacement products related to bonding and sealing applications in the automotive industry.
  • Assist in determining appropriate product changes and applications dependent upon customer, situation, and equipment capabilities in conjunction with field representatives.
  • Perform needed testing for customer requests and record quality data from all assigned projects or tests performed.
  • Write Operating Procedures and Work Instructions and assist with training customers and new personnel.
  • Coordinate and track product modifications/adjustments and customer requested projects.
  • Participate in product line trials and troubleshooting efforts in conjunction with field representatives.
  • Participate in Quality Initiatives


  • Minimum of an Associate Degree in Chemistry or related scientific or technical field is required.

  • Prior experience in a chemistry lab setting is desired. 

  • Excellent organizational skills and record keeping

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • The ability to work independently

  • A working knowledge of computer software needed to perform duties (Microsoft Office Suite, Statistical software, SAP desirable)

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.

JOB ID: 190006DN


Henkel’s application process

2:02 min.