Principal Engineer - Processing Technology Innovation

Trumbull, CT, United States
October 23 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Other Corporate
Job Type

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.
  • Implements, modifies, and maintains production processes for projects of high complexity. Plans and execute tests of new and existing equipment and technologies to ensure products can be manufactured in the Henkel or external manufacturing partners.
  • Generate, document and execute a plan to select and/or develop technology (e.g., order of addition, chemical interactions, processing parameters, processing equipment) including managing dynamic timelines, in order to meet the project's specific objectives (e.g., improve quality, deliver new products, optimize processes).
  • Create technology transfer documentation for cross functional technical communication and training purposes during commercialization
  • Work with Engineering to develop and optimize design requirements / scope for unit operations and equipment associated with innovative forms or processing technology
  • Conduct field tests to gather data (e.g., processing capability, equipment needs, formulation restriction) in order to improve manufacturing feasibility, product performance, sustainability and/or product quality.Supervise plant trials or production start-ups.
  • Prepare and continuously update document(s) (e.g., technical notebook(s), SOPs, trial protocols) in order to define a project, establish expectations and gain support.
  • Stays abreast of new technologies and instrumentation and makes recommendations for capital improvements.Provides leadership on R&D strategy development for innovation projects and new product forms.
  • Works creatively upfront with the Innovation Team and Product Development to generate ideas that have clear, sustainable pathways to manufacturing with minimum capex.

  • BS degree in Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering
  • 5 or more years' experience in Research & Development, Manufacturing or Engineering with at least 3 years of relevant laboratory and CPG industry experience
  • Working knowledge of statistics and Design of Experiments, ability to produce Block and Process Flow Diagrams for new processes
  • Experience with scale up from lab to pilot plant to commercial scale physical requirements, significant amount of time at lab bench or pilot plantandable to prepare own batches within the pilot plant
The salary range for this role is $84,300 to $122,300. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Connecticut. This salary range may also me modified in the future.

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.

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