United States, Brandon, SD, Adhesive Technologies

Quality Lab Supervisor

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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  • Provide general supervision and lab leadership for daily product testing of materials to determine their conformance to established requirements and ensure conformity to ISO and IATF standards as it pertains to the lab function.
  • Performs work flow analysis and recommends improvements.
  • Frequently provides associated reports and metrics to management.
  • The incumbent must be a self-motivated, proven problem solver that can lead and work readily with multi-disciplinary teams to complete projects related to the achievement of established quality improvement objectives.
  • Manage the productivity of Lab Technicians performing quality control testing on incoming raw materials, semi-finished goods, and finished goods according to inspection plan and specifications
  • Identify, lead, and facilitate projects aimed at improving productivity and reduce total supply chain costs. (Example: assess test workload, labor requirements, identify areas of waste, implement efforts to eliminate waste, train lab personnel to improve performance, SAP, document control, records, and retains)
  • Management of personnel to include scheduled work hours, timecards, disciplinary needs, vacation or other time off, and training across all shifts.
  • Manage test equipment: calibrations, verifications, PMs, and repair of test equipment as needed in-house or using service vendors.
  • Communication of coordinated activities with other functions to provide feedback on schedule impact, status of samples, arrange for high priority items, and any other activities where lab is coordinated with other functions.
  • Maintain clean and organized working environment including lab benches, retain samples, ovens, benches, lab supplies, equipment, and fume hoods.
  • Participate in 5S program, basic problem solving (PDCA)
  • Ensure compliance with all Safety, Health, and Environmental rules, procedures and regulations as it pertains to lab function.
  • Identify and report all non-conforming materials (NCMR); coordinate the release of materials.
  • Support for complaint investigations, continuous improvement activities, and non-standard testing protocols.
  • Maintain required records and retain samples; ensure disposition of old retain samples, ensuring proper disposal of waste streams from the lab.
  • Complete and maintain the required quality records and/or documents as directed by the department standard operating procedures.  


  •  Minimum bachelor’s degree in chemistry or equivalent, a minimum  5 years technical/lab experience and must have 5 years manufacturing/leadership experience.
  • Experience in Quality Control
  • Background in materials testing - viscosity testing, melting point testing and general lab testing
  • Knowledgeable in the use of laboratory equipment, instruments, and calibration techniques
  • Understanding of TS 16949, ISO 9001, and PPAP requirements with practical application in the aforementioned industry
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization, and to manage cross functional teams.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, Six Sigma or statistical experience preferred.
  • Excellent team working, project management, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written.
  • Able to lead and work well in a team environment.
  • Computer proficiency – MS Office, SAP (Quality Module)
  • Willingness to have flexible work hours in order to frequently interface with key contacts in other geographical regions worldwide.

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.

The salary for this role is $80,000-$90,000. 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.

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: 23052751
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
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