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Avery Dennison Controls Engineer - R&D Specialist in Azusa, California

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides branding and information labeling solutions, including pressure-sensitive materials, radio-frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, and a variety of converted products and solutions. The company designs and manufactures a wide range of labeling and functional materials that enhance branded packaging, carry or display information that connects the physical and the digital, and improve customers’ product performance. The company serves an array of industries worldwide, including home and personal care, apparel, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive. The company employs approximately 36,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2022 were $9.0 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

At Avery Dennison, some of the great benefits we provide are:

  • Relocation assistance

  • Immigration support

  • Health & Wellness benefits starting on day 1 of employment

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401K eligibility

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Employee Assistance Program eligibility / Health Advocate

  • Paid vacation and Paid holidays

Job Description

Avery Dennison is seeking a Controls Engineer to join our Engineering Technology group in Azusa, CA. The Engineering Technology group is responsible for developing, optimizing, and implementing proprietary process technologies and equipment for our manufacturing plants worldwide. Technologies can include; manufacturing RFID devices, precision coating, extrusion, thermal embossing, drying/curing, lamination and other web-based processes such as printing and label converting. This position will support project execution through all phases, from concept design, to scale-up, to commercialization and requires close collaboration with vendors and Avery Dennison plants globally.


  • Design and program control systems, with focus on precision controls and high speed manufacturing systems.

  • Support global projects that require electrical hardware design, electrical layouts, controls programming and process expertise.

  • Inspect, install, and commission proprietary equipment in manufacturing facilities worldwide.

  • Coordinate and handle resources, including external vendors and Avery Dennison divisional personnel, to ensure that the equipment and processes provided meet all requirements and specifications.

  • Design and test necessary prototypes / experiments in support of design and project objectives.

  • Build and maintain technical documentation.


  • 6+ years of relevant engineering experience with high speed, precision manufacturing with Bachelor’s Degree. A Masters Degree is a plus.

  • Expertise in motion control: specifying, integrating and tuning a broad range of systems including high-speed servos, robotics, transducers, and high speed machine vision systems, with hands on background.

  • Excellent experience developing, programming and troubleshooting PLC and PC-based systems including HMI or other user interface application software.

  • Direct experience in design, integration and validation of controls in high volume automated process equipment for high precision assemblies and test equipment. Capable of taking a project from concept design through commercialization.

  • Experience in crafting technical specifications, machine qualification requirements, design of experiments and failure analysis.

  • Understands machine qualification including calibration, capability, repeatability and reproducibility.

  • Experience in semiconductor chip handling/packaging.

  • Programming proficiency in: Siemens (TIA Portal), Rockwell (Studio5000 and FactoryTalk View), PLC based systems, HMI software

  • Experience with .NET Framework is a plus

  • Excellent at crafting electrical and control panel layouts.

  • Must be willing and able to travel within the US and internationally.

  • Good organizational and planning skills; ability to prioritize multiple projects/tasks simultaneously.

The salary range for this position is $90,000 - $150,000 / year.

The hiring base salary range above represents what Avery Dennison reasonably expects to pay for this position as of the date of this posting. Actual salaries will vary within the range, and in some circumstances may be above or below the range, based on various factors including but not limited to a candidate’s relevant skills, experience, education and training, and location, as well as the job scope and complexity, responsibilities, and regular and/or necessary travel required for the position, which may change depending on the candidate pool. Avery Dennison reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.  


Additional Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. If you require accommodations to view or apply for a job, alternative methods are available to submit an application. Please contact (440)534-6000 or NA.TA.Operations@averydennison.com to discuss reasonable accommodations.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled