Avery Dennison 2nd Shift Material Handler in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global leader in pressure-sensitive and functional materials and labeling solutions for the retail apparel market. The company's applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and more than 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers in the consumer packaging, graphical display, logistics, apparel, industrial and healthcare industries. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company reported sales of $6.1 billion in 2016. Learn more at www.averydennison.com

Job Description

The Material Handler is responsible for the movement of material throughout the site. This may include movement of raw materials, work in process and finished goods. Your work hours will be from 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm; overtime as needed.


Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare resin mixes for molding machines

  • Assisting in equipment maintenance per PM schedule and as directed

  • Prepare machines and supporting equipment for material changeovers

  • Monitor material levels in main and stand alone dryers

  • Monitor and maintain material handling equipment and escalate issues as needed to maintenance

  • Completing appropriate transactions when moving material from WIP to molding room.

  • Completing inventory counts as assigned by leadership

  • Monitoring and managing usage of excess material in the molding process

  • Unjams and resets secondary equipment as necessary, following proper safety procedures. Makes boxes for outgoing product.

  • Operate molding/extrusion machines for maximum production and quality.

  • Visually inspects product. Informs Team Leader or Process Technician of recurring problems with equipment.

  • Ensure good housekeeping to include grinding excess material, sweeping floor and organizing packaging material needed at workstation.

  • Verifies counts, weights, and quality of product being packed.

  • Adds water as required to ensure proper packaging of certain product.

  • Heat seals as needed. Segregates bad product and informs Team Leader/Process Technician of any quality trends or concerns. Keeps track of machine problems in the paperwork/forms provided.

  • Follows established work instructions, policies and procedures.

  • Covers breaks for packers as needed throughout the shift.

  • Support safety efforts on the shift.

  • Support 5S & housekeeping for Production floor as required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • 2 - 3 years experience as a Material Handler or similar position in a manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Must be able to follow written and oral instruction.

  • Must regard safety as a core value; must serve as role model for other employees and encourage adherence to safety practices, policies and procedures.

  • Must have strong service and quality focus; address issues effectively when problems arise and take initiative to understand root cause, then communicate / education team in a timely manner.

  • Must be able to actively contribute in a team based environment; encourage open communication and positive interaction with peers and management to effectively reach a common goal.

  • Must demonstrate proficiency in essential tasks of the job and a willingness to learn and share knowledge; must take initiative to cross-train and sustain acquired skills.

  • Must have demonstrated record of flexibility and dependability in order to support production and customer focus.

  • Must be able and willing to work overtime, including short-notice requests.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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