Avery Dennison Ink Chemist in Belmont, New Hampshire
Avery Dennison Corporation (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 and solutions, 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. The company employs approximately 36,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2021 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
At Avery Dennison, some of the great benefits we provide are:
Health & Wellness benefits starting on day 1 of employment
Paid parental leave
Flexible work arrangements
Employee Assistance Program eligibility / Health Advocate
Paid vacation and Paid holidays
As a global enterprise, Avery Dennison continues to strengthen our dedication to sustainability by focusing on delivering innovations that advance our capabilities to reduce our environmental impact and drive circularity in the segments that we serve. We are seeking an ink chemist to independently formulate and test products for market segments served by digital printing. The ink chemist will support an innovation initiative passionate about packaging decoration and will be responsible for formulating inks and coatings. They will work closely with technical and commercial members to develop new technologies and services. In this role, the ink chemist will be the subject matter expert and the key point of contact for all chemistry related activities on the given program, including developing internal approaches and specifying and qualifying external strategies.
Develop and qualify the next generation digital materials for printing products through rapid iteration and prototyping
Manage development projects focused on inkjet ink design and improvement, while achieving targeted costs, project timing, and customer and regulatory specifications
Provide technical leadership for ink design and identifying critical ink components including, pigments, pigment dispersions, solvents, resins, initiators, stabilizers, etc.
Provide scale-up and support for the product with manufacturing including the establishment of testing requirements, specifications, and trouble-shooting assistance
Collaborate with the printing application team and with customers to evaluate ink formulations
Identify and evaluate suppliers for critical ink components including, pigments, pigment dispersions, solvents, etc.
Work with commercial teams in the design and development of new products, including voice-of-customer analysis, mapping of product performance requirements and cost-benefit analysis
Develop and implement trials in support of the development of new or modified products
Engage external to seek customer feedback and identify partnership opportunities to accelerate development
Provide technical information and product guidance in support of the creation of Safety Data Sheets and Technical Data Sheets
Support and lead lab testing, like accelerated weathering of polymers, adhesive testing, chemical analysis, printing, etc.
This role will require up to 25% travel
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Polymer Engineering or related field
Minimum of 5 years of experience in inks or printing industry
Experience with crafting ink for inkjet applications – eco-solvent, solvent, water-based, or UV
Basic knowledge of pigment and/or dye formulations used in the design of digital inks
Previous experience in UV curable inkjet ink and UV curable coating formulation is required, as well as experience with related laboratory equipment (waveform analysis, drop-watcher)
Some experience with polymer additives, particularly dyes/pigments and functional additives
Wet chemistry lab experience required, with hands-on formulation and/or application of inks, paints, and coatings
Experience with common deposition techniques including spray, screen printing, flexographic printing, and inkjet printing a strong plus
Excellent organization, communication, and project reporting skills
Understanding of material structure-property relationships and rheology
Experience with design of experiment (DOE) software
Familiarity with common coating testing methods (ASTM or similar)
Where You’ll Work: Position requires relocation to NH and work is done on site. This is not a remote position.
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.
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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