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Avery Dennison Controls Engineer in Mentor, Ohio

Company Description

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, 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 more than 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2021 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.  

Job Description

Avery Dennison is seeking a Controls Engineer to join our team at our site in Mentor, Ohio.  In this position, you will collaborate with the Engineering and Maintenance Teams and provide improvement and troubleshooting of all electrical/electronic systems, such as programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and other drives/controls fixing to support the manufacturing site. You will be responsible for providing manufacturing support to resolve production and quality issues that arise on a day-to-day basis by performing effective root cause problem solving to solve process issues associated with equipment and/or machine performance.

We offer a wide range of benefits such as health, life, dental, and vision insurance, plus 401(k) matching, a vacation program, and flexible work arrangements.

Your primary responsibilities and essential functions include:

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

  • Develop and maintain drive, controls and SCADA system standard methodologies 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.

  • Provide project management for control related capital upgrades including scope and cost development, capital fund requests, installation oversight and cost/schedule management.

  • Provide project support to process, project and R&D engineers on all subjects electrical and controls related.

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

  • Repair sophisticated 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.

  • Build and update electrical schematics and drawings.

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

  • Collaborate with divisional IT/OT systems cyber security teams to strengthen security in automated machinery.

  • Collaborate with the Maintenance and Engineering teams 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 efficiency.

  • Conduct training of employees for accurate machine adjustments and operations

  • Maintain systems compliance with ISO 13485, 21 CFR Part 820 and ISO 9001 directives.

  • Maintain and assist with compliance of PSM (Process Safety Management) program.

  • Ensure all applicable electrical systems are compliant with Hazardous rated areas.  

  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline (Electrical Engineering preferred)

  • 2-3 years of validated experience in controls or electrical engineering function in a manufacturing environment

  • Expertise in automation, drive and control systems

  • PLCs: Allen Bradley ControlLogix (required), PLC5 (required), SLC500 (required) and Siemens S7

  • Drives: Allen Bradley Powerflex, Siemens

  • HMI software; FactoryTalk View Studio, Wonderware Intouch, Panelbuilder32.

  • Data collection systems including Wonderware Historian

  • Knowledge of Safety PLC and associated hardware

  • Knowledgeable with National Electric Code

  • Ability to execute multiple projects with minimal direction

  • 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, Function Block Programming and Sequential Text Programming and make system edits as needed.



Additional Information

Who we are!

  • Our Story:

Avery dennison is everywhere you look:

  • We not only embrace change… we drive it.

  • Our culture is innovative and collaborative - where bold ideas turn into action.

  • We are committed to workplace diversity, both for employees and for the business.

  • We are a force for good, embedded in industries and communities worldwide.

  • We are challenging ourselves and others to reach higher and think bigger to improve the quality of all life.

Avery Dennison is a great place to work for everyone.

We offer:

  • Structured learning and development

  • Mentoring program

  • Competitive total rewards

  • Commitment to Sustainability

At Avery Dennison we do what we love and we love what we do.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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.

If you require accommodations to view or apply for a job, alternative methods are available to submit an application. Please contact 440.534.6080 or jacqueline.williams@averydennison.com to discuss reasonable accommodations.

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