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United States, Salt Lake City, UT, Laundry & Home Care

Quality Technician, Laboratory


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 Quality Lab Technician is responsible to ensure the quality, integrity, and safety of products for consumers by conducting chemical, statistical and microbiological testing and analysis and completing quality inspections on critical processes, incoming materials and finished goods to verify they conform to our pre-established standards.

  • Conducts chemical and microbiological testing in the lab, which include but are not limited to, Karl Fisher, moisture, color, odor, and appearance of finished material to ensure conformance with quality standards.

  • Makes micro media and conducts total viable count (TVC) testing.

  • Completes daily responsibilities by following pre-defined lab standard work.

  • Assists with development, review, and enhancement of procedures used in the quality department and support of quality systems development throughout the plant.

  • Conducts weekly and monthly instrument calibrations to ensure accurate and reproducible test results.

  • Provides support to assigned areas of the plant, collaborates with team managers, leads, and associates on quality related issues, etc.

  • Maintains accurate record keeping by documents test results and other required information in computerized and paper systems. 

  • Maintain sample storage system. Takes samples from in process batches. Retains and stores samples of all completed batches and for finished goods. Pulls samples as requested from retain system. Finding and reviewing retains during consumer or customer complaint investigations is an integral part of the position.

  • Completes monthly critical to quality audits within assigned areas of the plant.

  • Identifies areas for improvement (safety, cost and waste reduction, efficiency improvement, simplification, etc) which support short-term and long-term organizational goals. Utilizes appropriate analysis techniques to develop and support conclusions.

  • Follows and enforces Safety and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) requirements with the plant.

  • Participates in root cause analysis. Applies problem solving methodology.

  • Performs other work as assigned.


  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent work experience in a scientific discipline required (chemistry, biology preferred). Bachelor's Degree highly desired. 
  • ASQ certification or equivalent is highly desired.
  • Prior laboratory experience preferred.
  •  Knowledge of all laboratory instrumentation, principles of operation, and calibration in the performance of materials and product testing.
  • Demonstrated skills in communication of quality methodology and problem solving.
  • Must be able to do math computations, calculations, and statistical analysis.
  • Proficient in the use of personal computers and systems, including the Microsoft Office suite. 
  • Ability to quickly learn and use facility specific systems and databases.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with employees at all levels of the organization.

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: 190008J8
Contract & Job type: Full Time , Regular
Contact details: 1-866-836-7067


Henkel’s application process

2:02 min.