Product Development Scientist (Metal Pretreatment)

Employer
Henkel
Location
Madison Heights, MI, United States
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Feb 10, 2023

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Discipline
Health Sciences, Drug Development
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Organization Type
Other Corporate

Job Details

At Henkel, you can be a game changer and craft your career. Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit by bringing your ideas to life within a global team. Our leading brands and technologies, along with our high-performing businesses will provide you with countless opportunities to develop your skills and explore new paths. Your career at Henkel will contribute to a more sustainable future, while you grow within our vibrant, diverse culture of trust and belonging. If you're up for challenging the status quo, join our team of pioneers and make your mark on the future with us.

Do you dare to make an impact?
YOUR ROLE
  • Seeking a Research Scientist to develop innovative surface-treatment products for Henkel customers within the Metal Packaging and Metal Coil markets.
  • Conduct research and development in cleaners, conversion coatings, and functional coatings for metal substrates.
  • Discover new surface chemistry that meets future market needs.
  • Ability to take discoveries from the laboratory to final products.
  • Write and present technical reports to customers, trade associations, technical service personnel, and company management.
  • Maintain up-to-date technical expertise and a high-profile involvement with relevant industry technical associations.
  • Serve as surface treatment technical contact for external customers, sales, marketing, and operations.
  • Supervise day-to-day work of laboratory technician(s)

YOUR SKILLS
  • MS or PhD in Chemistry, Material Science, is required.
  • 3+ years of industrial research and development is required.
  • Experience with conversion coatings and/or functional coatings for metals is preferred but not required.
  • Goal-oriented, new technology/product developer.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to travel 10%.
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.

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.

Company

WE ARE PIONEERS AT HEART FOR THE GOOD OF GENERATIONS

Our purpose "Pioneers at heart for the good of generations" unites what we stand for, how we work, and forms the basis for our strategy.

The pioneering spirit of our company founder, Fritz Henkel, is what continues to differentiate us and unites Henkel employees worldwide. The ambition and motivation to work together on the solutions of tomorrow. Today. Every day. We do this not only for ourselves, but also for future generations, because we share a common responsibility.

Building on a strong legacy of more than 145 years, we are leading the way to reimagine and improve life every day. Today and for generations to come. Through our innovative and sustainable brands and technologies, across our teams around the world. Henkel holds leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses: Our portfolio includes well-known hair care products, laundry detergents, fabric softeners as well as adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings. 

Worldwide locations and an international culture shape our global footprint.

Henkel products and technologies are available worldwide. With employees from 124 nations and locations around the world, we achieve a strong presence both in mature and emerging markets. 

 

 

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