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Avery Dennison Operations Early Career Program 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 and solutions, 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. The company employs approximately 36,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2021 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.  

Job Description

What we are looking for

Avery Dennison’s North America Operations Early Career Program (OECP) has a single business focus to build talent for our rapidly growing organization. With a concentrated blend of experiential on-the-job learning and classroom and virtual training, the OECP serves as the talent pipeline for operations roles throughout the organization.

We are looking for agile problem solvers who enjoy working in a dynamic and collaborative manufacturing environment to be our next Operations Associate. Associates receive in-depth exposure to multiple areas/divisions of our business.  Our program is flexible and passionate about the development needs of our associates alongside the needs of the business.  With a 24-30 month training curriculum that is rooted in our Avery Dennison values, and will guide you on your career path.

We are considering individuals who are passionate about working in any of the following states post graduation OH, IN, PA, and GA.

The OECP Associate could work in the following areas:

  • Process and Quality Engineering

  • Project Engineering

  • Enterprise Lean Sigma

What you will be doing

The primary roles and responsibilities of this Early Careers Program Associate will be:

Lean and Six Sigma: Lead and conduct problem solving efforts and propose resolutions utilizing these tools

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 and support new equipment and process upgrades to minimize scrap, increase productivity and improve quality. Assure improvements are sustained

Quality: Plan, develop, enhance and implement control systems to ensure product, material, process and procedural compliance with quality standards

Maintain Performance Standards: Provide on-machine expertise to operators and other staff personnel to ensure manufacturing capability and capacity are meeting delivery and performance targets

Project Management: Develop project timelines, assign responsibilities, and drive execution of tasks to deliver goals

What sets us apart

Avery Dennison’s Early Career Program (ECP) is unlike any other with its emphasis on networking, community and support. From Day 1, networking is encouraged, promoted and expected within the program. As you are on-boarded with other ECP associates from the various tracks, you quickly develop a community with new, current, and recently graduated associates all committed to make sure you have what it takes to succeed.

A core component of the curriculum is the mentoring program. Paired with a leader within the organization, the program focuses on the transition from college to corporate, leveraging strengths and defining your career path.  

In addition as an organization that values diversity and inclusion, we encourage our associates to take an active role in our Employee Resource Groups(ERG’s).  ERG’s are a group of employees that help advance and promote diversity, cultural awareness and an inclusive work environment. Some of our ERG’s are Black Employee Resource Group (BERG), Elevate(Women’s Leadership Development), NEO Chinese Association, Unite(LGBT+), Veteran Employee Resource Group (VERG) and Voz Latina.


What you will need to bring to the program

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


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with a focus on Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial. Expected graduation date should be  December 2022 (to start in January 2023) or May 2023 (to start in June of 2023)

Preferred Experience

  • Previous internship/co-op experience required or relevant work experience

  • Experience via student organizations, such as Engineers without Borders, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Chemical Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers etc. 

  • Volunteerism or similar activities


  • Ability to travel 10 - 20 percent of the time 

Additional Information

Equal Opportunity Statement

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

Reasonable Accomodation Notice 

If you require accomodations 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 options.

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