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Henkel Principal Application Engineer-Tapes & Labels in Columbus, Ohio

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Principal Application Engineer-Tapes & Labels

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.

Dare to make an impact?


  • The Principal Application Engineer will be focused on delivering value to our customers within the Pressure Sensitive Adhesives business through on-site product / technology coater demonstrations and troubleshooting.

  • The role also includes applications-based technical support at assigned regional customers for product recommendations, problem solving, complaint handling, and value delivery / quantification projects.

  • Serves as lead resource for product / technology demos, troubleshooting, and training at customer sites and supports visits.

  • Collaborates as technical liaison between our customers and our internal team including product development, manufacturing, supply chain, and marketing.

  • Provides timely technical support for assigned regional customers including product recommendations, complaint investigations, and analytical problem solving.

  • Demonstrates appropriate project management skills by scoping customer projects, as well as supporting our market areas by driving our innovation and technology pipeline.

  • Plans and communicates laboratory requests to Technical Center team to support customer / market projects.

  • Prepares reports to summarize findings & conclusions and effectively communicates technical information directly to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Drives innovation and success of new technology platforms for pressure sensitive adhesives using knowledge and expertise of industry, applications, and customers.

  • Provides PSA market-specific expertise including involvement in professional societies and industry associations


  • BS ChE, ME, MatE, Chemistry or similar degree / experience required.

  • 10-15+ years of Technical Service, Engineering, or Development experience in the Pressure Sensitive Adhesives industry.

  • Hands-on coating and/or converting expertise (mechanical / application equipment aptitude) in at least one technology area is a must, for example: hot melt, UV curable, solvent-based, or water-based adhesives and/or coatings, or converting operations (slitting, etc.).

  • Experience in troubleshooting complex / difficult problems.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent people skills; able to work effectively with a range of individuals from manufacturing operators and laboratory technicians through senior management both at customers and within Henkel.

  • Excellent project management and organization skills.

  • Willing to travel approximately 40-50%, primarily in the USA and occasionally MX/CAN.

The salary for this role is $105,200.00 - $145,000.00. 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. This salary range may also be modified in the future.

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.

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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 welcome all applications across different races, colors, religions, sexes, national origins, disabilities, veteran statuses, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and other legally protected characteristics.

JOB ID: 24064714

Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time

Contact information for application-related questions: talent.acquisition@henkel.com

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