United States, Mentor, OH, Adhesive Technologies

Product Development Intern-Summer 2021


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.


  • Laboratory scale preparation of adhesive and sealant formulations by compounding in lab-or pilot-scale mixers.
  • Preparation of compounds for testing using lab-scale filling equipment.
  • Testing of compounds and prototypes in accordance with industry standard test methods (ASTM, ISO).
  • Testing includes Tensile/elongation, broad range of rheological testing, stability, environmental and weathering testing as well as testing in applications such as windows, kitchen and bathroom applications,
  • Testing may be done on small lab-scale constructions or on full scale articles e.g. windows.
  • The intern will be responsible for construction of test specimens, maintaining an adequate supply of raw materials.
  • Must work safely at all times in accordance with Henkel EHS safety rules. responsible to maintain a clean and hygienic workplace in accordance with Henkel EHS and Mentor site 5S standards.


  • Hands-on disposition and approach to work.
  • Work safely at all times in accordance with Henkel EHS rules.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Work with minimal supervision but willing to seek help and follow advice when needed.
  • Experience and confidence with use of power-tools such as table saws, routers, miter saws and other basic carpentry tools.
  • Minimum two years laboratory experience in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science or a related field.
  • Competent in handling moisture sensitive materials and lab-scale quantities of flammable solvents.
  • Able to maintain an electronic lab notebook and accurately record experimental procedures and processes and tabulate and organize data for use in reports and presentations.
  • Basic computer literacy- Word, excel, PowerPoint, e-mail.
  • Competence in statistical analysis software (e.g. Minitab) is a plus.
  • GPA 3.0 or higher. Work-focused and avoids unnecessary distractions.

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: 20006474
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Limited Term
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067