Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison Manufacturing Automation and Factory Solutions Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

Company Description

Avery Dennison is Everywhere You Look. Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing 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 approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2017 were $6.6 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

Avery Dennison RBIS, a global leader in apparel and footwear industry solutions, is a $1.6 billion division of Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY). Avery Dennison RBIS provides intelligent creative and sustainable solutions that elevate brands and accelerate performance throughout the global retail supply chain. We elevate brands through graphic tickets, tags and labels, embellishments and packaging solutions that enhance consumer appeal. We accelerate performance through RFID enabled inventory and loss prevention solutions, price management, global compliance, and brand security solutions.

Based in Dedham, Massachusetts, Avery Dennison RBIS responsibly serves the global marketplace with operations in 115 locations, 50 countries, across 6 continents. For more information, visit www.rbis.averydennison.com.


The manufacturing automation and factory solutions engineer is an expert-level innovation technical role that leads and supports step-change improvement and next generation manufacturing capabilities.

The candidate must possess a combination of:

  • Advanced expertise for manufacturing technologies, process automation and innovation

  • Engineering fundamentals

  • Basic business acumen

  • Lean principles and applications

  • Technology suppliers and markets

  • Project management skills

  • People leadership and interpersonal skills

The manufacturing automation and factory solutions engineer is assigned to lead and/or support strategies, initiatives and ongoing technology scouting associated with manufacturing automation and innovations for customer factories, Avery Dennison manufacturing sites, and outsource partners.

The manufacturing automation and factory solutions engineer collaborates globally with other technical, operations, and business colleagues across all functions.


  • Manufacturing automation - identification and development of next generation manufacturing platforms and processes, accelerating conversion to digital workflow

  • Customer factory automation solutions -identification and development of factory automation solutions that work with our embellishment, trim and packaging products to add value for our customers by driving supply chain speed, productivity, and sustainability

  • Ongoing collaboration and communications with colleagues and stakeholders across all functions - including factory solutions and IPPS, supply chain and operations, retail brand and factory sales - to understand priority needs and opportunities

  • Technology scouting and open innovation - engage in processes to proactively identify potential solutions and partners, establish and engage in ongoing practices to build a culture that encourages trying new things and failing fast to drive rapid learning

  • Innovation and process improvement - through effective problem solving and ideation, proposing and implementing changes to work processes and new technology

  • Supporting technology and product roadmaps for near and long term strategy - recommending and advising on capital investments, equipment modifications, and technology improvements

  • Project management – effectively leading project teams and proactively managing execution of priority initiatives to deliver improved processes and results

  • Providing technical support to operations and commercial functions for automation opportunities

  • Supporting innovation of new products and solutions

  • Coaching, training, and development of required skills and capabilities in others


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or commensurate training and work experience with demonstrated technical expertise across a range of products and technologies

  • Minimum 5 years related work experience - manufacturing technologies, operations, process improvements, and problem solving

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities with limited supervision

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills across all levels of the organization

  • Ability to coach, train, and develop others

  • Ability to effectively work, positively influence and collaborate with others

  • Ability to travel globally when required to support business, ranging 25-75% of the time

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.

We do not accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates using their personal email addresses.

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

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