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United States, Salisbury, NC, Adhesive Technologies

Manufacturing Operations/Process Engineer


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.


This position is responsible for process understanding and optimization, improving quality and enhancing customer satisfaction, and monitoring and improving the quality system while reducing costs and waste. The engineer must be knowledgeable in problem solving techniques, equipment selection, batch processing, and control systems while supporting a 24/7 operation.

  • Support Manufacturing initiatives, including but not limited to:

    • Manufacturing support of products with moderate to high complexity.

    • Resolution of customer incidents (internal & external)

    • Management of change for products

    • Cost reduction and quality improvement

  • Scale up of new and transferred products.

  • Be well versed in Henkel product technologies on processing & equipment.

  • Lead effort to clarify manufacturing instructions to ensure repeatable operations

  • Set up manufacturing processes with input from R&D, maintenance, production, etc.

  • Provide support for miscellaneous customer requests

  • Monitor and improve quality of incoming raw materials and act as technical interface with suppliers

  • Provide process troubleshooting and optimization

  • Perform engineering studies, i.e.: design of experiments

  • Coordinate repairs and modifications on existing tools and procedures

  • Specify, procure, and commission new equipment

  • Ensure quality, cost, and efficiency requirements are met (KPI’s)

  • Process audits

  • Fullest support on EHS (safety) initiatives

  • Able to effectively analyze data for:

    • Root cause analysis

    • Verification of process changes

    • Continuous improvement


  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • 2+ years’ experience in Chemical Industry with process safety and operations

  • Knowledge of process safety and chemical processes design in a continuous batch operation

  • Competent in Project Management, possessing the ability of starting a project and seeing it through to completion

  • Well versed in Manufacturing Processes, NEC code, NFPA standards, PSM, process controls

  • Well versed with FMEA, Control plan, and PPAP

  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills (oral and written)

  • Lean Manufacturing experience preferred

  • Frequently sit, view a computer screen, and type on a keyboard for extended periods of time

  • Verbally communicate one-on-one and in front of groups
  • Ability to walk up and down several flights of stairs
  • Occasionally may be required to reach, squat, bend and lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to work in a chemical lab and manufacturing environment

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.

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