Avery Dennison Process Engineer in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Company Description

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

Are you looking for a rewarding growth opportunity? Energized by the idea of working with a dynamic, safety-focused team? Are you looking for a challenging role that includes a strong focus on process improvement, problem-solving and lean thinking? If so, this might be the position for you!

Avery Dennison is seeking a Process Engineer to join our team in Fort Wayne, IN. As a Process Engineer for our facility, you will be responsible for reducing product and process variation through the use of Six Sigma / statistical tools and the implementation or improvement of existing procedures and process controls.

General Job Duties and Responsibilities:

In your role as Process Engineer, delivering on these responsibilities is critical to success:

  • Product Development: Continually improve and optimize current products through variability reduction. Provide support for new products as they arise by interacting with marketing business teams.

  • Process Improvement: Initiate, implement and support new equipment and process upgrades to minimize scrap, increase productivity and improve quality. Assure improvements are sustained.

  • Manufacturing Support: Provide support to manufacturing to resolve production and quality issues that arise on a day-to-day basis.

  • Safety: Promote safety as the most important value in the organization by contributing through training, process improvement and other EH&S responsibilities.

  • Quality Assurance: Promote product quality by partnering with vendors and developing raw material specifications. Provide input to the manufacturing organization regarding product fitness for use. Understand customer needs and expectations.

  • Leadership: Be an active member of the Ft. Wayne support team. Help in the development and training of Ft. Wayne associates.

  • Support the on-call team.

  • Be available by phone at any time for process support questions.

  • Interact with Maintenance team to ensure equipment reliability.

  • Responsible for performance metrics on the Roll Editor as well as the coaters.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement production/processing methods and controls to meet quality standards in the most cost-efficient manner.

  • Investigate and resolve work-in-process problems.

  • Recommend and implement improvements and/or modifications in sequence of operations, equipment utilization, and related matters.

  • Monitor assigned operations to assure compliance with approved methods and quality standards.

  • Responsible for all phases of assigned standard engineering projects, ensuring the successful conclusion of all phases within an appropriate time and at appropriate cost.

  • Implement process improvements to meet quality standards, performs feasibility studies and solves problems.

  • Design and develop procedures for processes such as unwinding, splicing, web guiding, coating, tension control, drying/curing, moisturization, cooling, laminating, winding and other material-processing operations.

  • Plan sequence of operations and specify procedures for otherwise preparing basic material, exercising judgment in compromising between conflicting requirements, economic evaluation of methods, and operator effectiveness and comfort.

  • Conduct tests and measurements throughout stages of production to determine control over such variables as tension, moisture content, temperature, percent solids, and pressure.

  • Establish and submit processing requirements to be met in designing and acquiring processing equipment.

  • Analyze, research, design and develop materials and their related fabrication and application processes to develop and optimize materials for use in engineering design of and/or application in structures, systems and subsystems.

  • Apply principles of chemistry, physics, and material behavior to develop material and processing specifications, fabrication and assembly processes.

  • Develop, analyze and apply material properties and design allowables, processing processes and quality engineering specifications.

  • Material analyses may include failure analysis of components, systems and subsystems, life predictions, and definition and requirement specifications.

  • May review and approve subcontractor material processing procedures.


Avery Dennison has a long history of being a market leader. Your history is important to us. It should include the following:


  • B.S. in Engineering required

  • Six Sigma experience desired

  • 3-5 Years plant engineering experience

  • Demonstrate working knowledge/experience in Process optimization, web handling and coating, and/or Knowledge of SPC and other related quality control methods.

  • Understanding of applicable computer systems, such as Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes and function specific software.

  • Must be dynamic, proactive, energizing, can-do attitude, credibility and ability to create and foster strong working relationships with all levels of the organization and team player

  • Ability to work comfortably in a fast-paced and matrixed organization, built around team concepts and structures and the ability to deal with constantly changing internal and external environments.

  • Proven ability to accomplish work through delegation & teamwork.

  • Proven change agent

  • Balance of strategic and tactical thinking skills

  • Strong organization and attention to detail

  • Strong verbal and written skills

  • Ability to interface effectively with cross-functional groups to define and execute overall requirements.

  • Knowledgeable on process documentation and improvement


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.

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