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Avery Dennison R&D Engineer in Mentor, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison (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 32,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2020 were $7.0 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

Avery Dennison is seeking an R&D Engineer to join the Labels and Graphics Materials Group North America Research and Development team in Mentor, Ohio. In this role, the successful candidate will bring passion, determination and a sense of urgency to product development and innovation. As a release coating formulator, this role will participate in cross-functional project teams to drive new product development from concept to commercialization, cost reduction and business continuity efforts. This role will work closely with marketing, supply chain, operations and quality teams to ensure business success in a leading company where individual and team success are recognized and rewarded.

Within our execution-focused Mentor Innovation Center, this role will partner with product development leaders and research scientists to develop and optimize coatings for superior release performance in the pressure sensitive label market. Numerous analytical methods are at your fingertips. Deeply understanding the science of coatings is a top priority. The market is fast-paced, with internal and external customers pulling for reliable converting solutions. The result we are aiming for is an Avery Dennison product portfolio that is cost-effective, efficient in manufacturing, and utilizes industry leading release coatings. The ideal person for this role thrives on inventing new and differentiated capabilities for commercialization, and has a passion for, and deep knowledge of, technology and product.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Formulate and develop coatings to support product development requirements; plan and execute laboratory and pilot scale research for the development of coatings and technical solutions that deliver the needed characteristics; translate needed characteristics into technical deliverables

Support the introduction of new coatings into production and provide technical expertise to solve production issues; replicate manufacturing scenarios on a lab scale, support manufacturing and scale up

Conduct technical comparisons of Avery Dennison products vs. competitive products

Collaborate globally with product development leaders and validate Voice-of-Customer to commercialize products with superior performance

Generate Intellectual Property leading to business results; perform literature and patent searches as needed

Lead the technical development and project management planning and milestones as an input to NPD projects through the stage gate process; work collaboratively with cross functional teams and guide decisions based on technical conclusions.

Conduct supplier visits and act as the raw material component expert; work with suppliers to identify the correct materials for the desired formulations

Understand applications and the regulatory and compliance needs

Improve the testing procedures for consistency and develop new test methods as needed; work with printing partners as needed

Conduct experimental studies, communicate scientific approaches, convey results with data. Present technical analysis to support product approval and adoption through the Stage Gate process

Contribute and adhere to EHS standards and policies and connect to Avery Dennison’s 2025 Sustainability Goal

Qualifications

Degree in Polymer Science, Chemistry, Coatings, Physics, Material Science, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a comparable field (Masters and/or PhD preferred)

3+ years industrial experience in the development and formulation of coatings, coating processes and in performance testing for various applications.

Experience with Project Management and the Stage Gate process.

Experience with coating materials in special adhesive and silicone release coating formulations. Solid understanding of resins, additives and the effects of formulation adjustments, etc.

Able to characterize coating properties (both chemical and physical) and interpret results from related analytical techniques.

High level of chemistry competency relating to the surface tension/energy, rheology of polymers, chemical bonding and structure/property relationships

Self-directed with the ability to manage multiple projects at one time with high accuracy and attention to detail

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

Domestic travel up to 15% of time (some potential for Global travel)

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

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.

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.

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

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