United States, Madison Heights, MI, United States, Cleveland, OH, Adhesive Technologies

Packaging Principal 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.

Dare to make an impact?


  • Packaging artwork approval and support in SEAL system
  • Work in collaboration with Procurement area to develop alternative packaging suppliers
  • Brainstorm and execute cost efficiency packaging projects
  • Execute standardized documentation of Pkg. Specifications,
  • Article Reports and Dangerous Goods Packaging Release
  • Support troubleshooting with packaging materials in the plants and 3PMs
  • Conduct site qualification management (e.g. line trials etc.) and quality optimization projects with regional / local suppliers
  • As principal engineer, promote interface and collaboration with North America factories


  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial, Mechanical or Packaging Engineering preferred.
  • Strong knowledge in packaging material, especially for industrial items such as drums, IBCs, Jerrycans, steel and plastic pails, outer cases and palletization design.
  • Basic in business acumen is required, focusing on packaging costs reduction and business case feasibility.
  • Artwork approval and packaging material for dangerous goods experience is a plus.
  • Ability to work with SAP and specification systems on a daily basis. Adhesive product knowledge is desirable.
  • This position will work in collaboration with multifunctional teams to deliver Henkel projects pipeline of costs reduction, innovation and sustainability.
  • It´s important to have the design for recyclability mindset.
  • Soft skills such as leadership, agility and collaboration are well appreciated.

The salary for this role is $110,000.00 - $125,000.00. 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.

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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.

JOB ID: 23054308
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
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