Avery Dennison R&D Engineer in Mentor, Ohio
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.
Avery Dennison is hiring a Research & Development (R&D) Engineer to lead and drive medical product developments from concept to commercialization. Projects include new product development and introduction, and maintenance of existing product lines. This role is part of our growing Vancive Medical Technologies business, which is one of our high value segments in Avery Dennison.
Primary Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions:
Translate product requirements into product specifications by selecting and testing appropriate materials, product designs, and manufacturing processes
Lead and communicate the status of projects: prepare project plans, decide timelines and resources, and present and effectively communicate information and progress to cross-functional teams and management
Act as the R&D project leader to interface externally with customers and suppliers to define projects, communicate progress, identify solutions to technical issues, and demonstrate applied knowledge.
Develop products following the New Product Design and Development Process and Stage Gate principles. Own design control requirements including creation of detailed specifications and design verification and validation plans, protocols and reports.
Develop test methods for new products.
Assist with product risk management.
Use internal and external authorities to accomplish goals (e.g., Vendors, Research Institutes, etc.)
Independently identify and develop creative approaches to solutions.
Provide hands-on technical support towards sales and marketing and manufacturing
Understand and ensure compliance with cGMP, ISO 13485, and FDA 21 CFR Part 820 regulations.
Assist in the investigation of customer complaints and non-conformances as required.
Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering field is required. Advanced degree would be preferred.
2-5 years product development experience required.
Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects with minimal supervision.
Excellent verbal and written communication, with a strong preference for Technical Writing experience.
Hands-on ability to analyze and creatively solve problems.
Ability to work in a team environment and interface effectively with cross-functional groups to define and execute overall requirements.
Understanding of applicable computer systems, such as Microsoft Office, statistical software, ERP systems and other function-specific software.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong organizational and project management skills and attention to detail.
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