Avery Dennison Controls Engineer in Greenfield, 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 manufacturing team? Are you a leader that helps promote and build a positive working environment in which all employees are aligned, engaged and valued? Are you looking for a challenging role with a company that offers continued growth, development and long-term advancement? If so, this might be the position for you!

The Avery Dennison Label and Graphic Materials Group North America is looking for a Controls Engineer to join our facility in Greenfield, IN. Our plant is a 300-person, 24/7, non-union facility that produces pressure sensitive labeling solutions for the health, hygiene, food and beverage space. We encourage you to check us out on our website at www.averydennison.com and learn about becoming a part of the exciting and innovative Avery Dennison team.

In this position, you will report to the Technical Manager and provide continuous improvement and troubleshooting of all electrical/electronic systems.

Your primary responsibilities and essential functions include:

  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and other drives/controls trouble-shooting support to manufacturing site.

  • Provide 24x7 manufacturing support to resolve production and quality issues that arise on a day-to- day basis.

  • Perform effective root cause problem solving to solve process issues associated with equipment and/or machine performance.

  • Assist in development of capital plans to support the divisional drives and controls strategy.

  • Develop and maintain drive, controls and SCADA system best practices through collaboration with other process technology teams.

  • Perform a wide variety of functions such as installation, maintenance, and repair of equipment for generating, distributing, and utilizing electrical energy. Uses instruments to test circuits and replaces or installs new power, light, electronic and control circuits.

  • Troubleshoot electrical malfunctions, inspects circuits and wiring for shielding and grounding, and tests electrical equipment for safety and efficiency.

  • Repair complex electrical equipment, including motors, switches, switchboards, electrical mechanisms, automated machines, controls, panels, relays, circuit breakers, communication systems and alarms.

  • Work from schematics, drawings, layouts, or other specifications to locate and diagnose trouble in the electrical system or equipment.

  • Create and update electrical schematics and drawings.

  • Drive standardization of drive and controls systems and SCADA systems throughout the division; assess gaps against best practices and develop plans to close gaps.

  • Interact with Maintenance and Engineering team to ensure equipment reliability.

  • Identify safety issues, support safety initiatives, and recommend and implement effective solutions.

  • Provides support for technology upgrade projects to improve product quality and manufacturing effectiveness.

  • Conduct training of employees for proper machine adjustments and operations


  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering required

  • 5+ years of experience in controls or electrical engineering function in a manufacturing environment

  • 2+ years' capital project management experience

  • Expertise in automation, drive and control systems

  • PLCs: Allen Bradley ControlLogix (required), PLC5 and Siemens S7 (desired)

  • Drives: Parker Eurotherm, AB Powerflex, Siemens S120

  • HMI software; Factory Talk Studio, RSView 32

  • Data collection systems including Wonderware Historian

  • Knowledge of Safety PLC and associated hardware

  • Knowledgeable with National Electric Code

  • High-energy, self-directed, self-starter

  • Ability to execute multiple projects with minimal supervision

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

  • Hands-on ability to work through symptoms and get to root cause

  • Experience in troubleshooting equipment and process issues

  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot PLC ladder logic and make system edits as needed

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD


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