Lead Engineer (Automotive Applications)

Rocky Hill, CT, United States
Closing date
Feb 7, 2023

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Physical Sciences, Engineering
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
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?
  • The Lead Engineer will provide design and technical expertise to Henkel's Automotive OEM customers by consulting with their engineering and design teams to create a design of experiments for a variety of internal combustion and electric passenger vehicles, with a focus on the design of collision repair and recall solutions.
  • Travel with Henkel automotive sales representatives to develop first-hand knowledge of customer/ market needs.
  • Is accountable for product recommendations, customized product applications, new product training and troubleshooting for customers.
  • Reports quality issues / customer claims to relevant parts of the organization in a well documented manner.
  • Works with application equipment to provide solutions to enhance customer adhesive related processes
  • Works effectively on strategic business unit and/or Regional specific projects. Contributes to project plans and helps the team to deliver project goals
  • May supervise laboratory work (incl. prioritization) for samples coming from customers, and report technical results to customers (project management)
  • Is accountable for directly communicating with sales, marketing, product development, Innovation, members of engineering field team or project team members.

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical Engineering, or a relevant engineering/technical discipline is required.
  • 3+ years of experience providing engineering solutions in a lab/manufacturing/design environment is required.
  • Experience in automotive collision repair or designing automotive repair solutions is required.
  • Customer support experience (providing product application training).
  • Strong customer relations and communication skills, demonstrated project management skills.
  • Ability to accommodate an average of 15%-20% travel.
The salary for this role is $85,400.00 - $95,000.00. 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 be 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.



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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