Avery Dennison RF Research Associate in Azusa, California
Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs more than 30,000 employees in over 50 countries. Reported sales in 2019 were $7.1 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
Are you looking to join an exciting, diverse, and multifaceted global engineering team? Well we have an outstanding opportunity for you!
For this position, we are seeking an experienced Electrical / RF engineer to work within our Engineering Technology group by adding an outstanding set of technical skills to a team of successful engineering professionals.
Our Engineering Technology group is responsible for developing, optimizing and implementing proprietary process technologies and equipment for our manufacturing plants world-wide. One of the businesses supported by this group is the Avery Dennison RFID Division and Intelligent Labels Group with plants in US, EU, Mexico, China, Malaysia and Vietnam, and it is a global leader in integrating RF (UHF and NF) technology into customer applications within the garment and other Consumer oriented markets.
You will be responsible for testing and design optimization aided by computational software simulation of Radio Frequency (RF) antenna in RFID circuits. You will also develop and apply sophisticated methods, theories, and research techniques in the investigation and solution of RFID system design requirements and problems. Incumbent will craft and lead/participate in laboratory experimentation using electronic and mechanical test equipment. This position includes theoretical work as well as experimental work.
Other responsibilities will include:
The collection and analysis of experimental data and make comparisons with theoretical models.
Run system simulations and collaborate with RF antenna design teams to determine design feasibility.
Test transmitting and receiving antenna performance used in RFID.
Provide technical leadership and consultation to other groups within Avery Dennison organizations.
Prepare, deliver, and submit technical papers and perform engineering studies and training.
Stays ahead of with the latest technical developments and promising new technologies within area of expertise.
Conduct site visits and support experimental investigations and analyses of engineering problems, propose solutions and alternatives, and provide recommendations to the business unit on possible approaches on how to resolve or improve processes.
MS degree in Electronics or in Physics with 5-10 years’ experience in a R&D environment. PhD in related field with 5 years’ experience is a bonus!
An in-depth knowledge of mathematics, physics, general electronics theory as well as niche training in areas such as wave propagation, impedance transformations and RF testing technology are required. Must be an experience user of ANSYS-HFSS or similar software in order to perform electromagnetic simulations. The knowledge in RFID antenna applications is a plus. We'd also value a general knowledge of electronic circuitry and RF powered microchips, their manufacture and their end application. Preferred familiarity with advanced RF measurement equipment, its setup and use to enable comparison of modeling work with real life test results. Applied knowledge of Laser manufacturing is a major plus!
We need you to be willing and able to travel within the USA and globally. Good organizational and planning skills; ability to prioritize multiple projects/tasks. There is a strong cross-functional element on our teams; so we need all members able to gain support from their colleagues required to complete assignments
Effective written and verbal communication skills; ability to both summarize critical facts and to write in-depth technical reports.
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/DisabledAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
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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