Product Development Chemist for Composite Materials (d/f/m)

Employer
Henkel
Location
Düsseldorf, Germany
Salary
Competitive
Posted
July 17 2021
Ref
21017046
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Other Corporate
Job Type
Other
HENKEL IS FOR THOSE WHO STEP UP. DO YOU?

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.
YOUR ROLE
  • Develop new products in the field of lightweight fiber-reinforced composite materials for the automotive industry in alignment with the Product Development management
  • Design and prepare lab formulations for two component epoxy and polyurethane matrix resins
  • Test specifications of lab formulations and develop test methods
  • Clearly and concisely document the lab work
  • Provide customer support including trouble shooting and testing of customer samples
  • Scale-up, process and transfer the lab formulations into serial production located at different manufacturing sites
  • Plan and organize activities to deliver high-quality results in a timely manner according to the requirements
  • Provide support in preparation of project relevant ADP deliverables
  • Communicate test results internally
YOUR SKILLS
  • Master of Science in Chemistry / Chemical Engineering or related field
  • Professional experience in polymer chemistry with focus on thermosets, ideally in the product development of epoxy-based matrix resins for high pressure RTM and filament winding processing
  • Knowledge of epoxy chemistry and processing know-how of fiber reinforced composites (e.g. resin transfer molding) is desirable
  • Fast and reliable lab worker with focus on lab work and process development
  • Deployment of digital tools in laboratory management (Albert, electronic lab notebook)
  • Programming of CNC machine for test specimen preparation
  • Ability for problem solving and organizational skills
  • Open-minded team player with good communication skills and hands-on mentality
  • Fluent English skills, German is advantageous