China, Shanghai-Zhangjiang, Adhesive Technologies

product development chemist for metal pretreatment


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


Job Summary

  • Responsible for metal pretreatment product and technology development
  • Evaluate raw material and perform assigned project development of metal pretreatment
  • Support Sales, Technical, Plant personnel and other teams on inquiries and requests relating to metal pretreatment business


  • Formulation, product and technology development for metal pretreatment business
  • Assist Technical and Sales team for new product introduction in customer site
  • Work with cross function relating to metal pretreatment business for relative technical issue

Accountabilities (Time in %)

  • Formulation, product and technology development, ADP related 60%
  • Participate in resolution of customer complaints and issues related to MPT product performance and applicationnon- ADP related 20%
  • Technology development study based on communication with business and related function team 10%
  • Participate in Henkel SHE (Safety, Health and Environment) initiatives. Ensure safe condition and proper maintenance of MPT Laboratory. 10%

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or M.S. degree in chemistry specializing in inorganic chemistry / inorganic material
  • Goal-oriented, new technology/product developer
  • High spirit of scientific exploration
  • Fluent in oral and written English communication


Skills and Experience Desired

  • Strong knowledge in surface chemistry and fundamentals of surface treatment reactions at metal surfaces, metal oxide surfaces
  • Be familiar with metal pretreatment product application and customers
  • Formulation design experience

What the Role Can Offer You

  • Independently taking PD role in projects
  • Trained as technical expert in metal pretreatment field
  • Team-work sprit with technology and experience sharing and leverage
JOB ID: 21023484
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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