South Africa, Johannesburg-Alrode, Adhesive Technologies

Lab Application Engineer

At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of over 50,000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Adhesive Technologies help to transform entire industries and provide our customers with a competitive advantage through adhesives, sealants and functional coatings. With our trusted brands, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

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  • Standardize and develop new test methods leveraging a wide range of analytical test methods (destructive/non-destructive testing)
  • Leverage customer feedback to drive optimization in customer service and testing processes
  • Track and manage test reports in the LIM system leveraging electronic laboratory notebooks (ELN)
  • Provide peer review on ELN test data and LIM data entry for colleagues
  • Participate in test standard validations, training others (e.g. lab personal, marketing, sales) and internal presentations
  • Apply consultative skills when interacting with customers to build trust and transparency in managing their incidents
  • Participate in customer presentations and consult them on best-practices applied in the respective field
  • Communicate with and consult AE field roles, KAMs, project teams and customers Lead internal and external technical requests and projects
  • Ensure laboratory and application equipment are calibrated and safety checked in compliance with local regulations
  • Support and ensure completion of Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action Plan on customer and overall product performance complaints


  • Digital tools
  • Lean management
  • Operations
  • Process excellence
  • Project management
  • Quality management
  • Risk assessment
  • Training preparation
  • Finance
  • Marketing and sales

At Henkel, we come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We believe the uniqueness of all our employees is the power in us. Become part of the team and bring your uniqueness to us! We look for a diverse team of individuals who possess different backgrounds, experiences, personalities and mindsets.

JOB ID: 24062814
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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