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Avery Dennison R&D Engineering Co Op in Mentor, Ohio

Company Description

About Avery Dennison

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 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2020 were $7.0 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

What we are looking for

We are seeking innovators, collaborators, and problem solvers. Our Co-ops and interns do not shy away from a challenge, and are looking for a chance to create a real impact with our company. Avery Dennison’s Internship/Co-op Program has a single business focus to cultivate future talent for our rapidly growing organization. With a concentrated blend of experiential on-the-job learning, a dynamic environment, access to business leaders, and a supportive team of co-workers, peers, and supervisors, the Internship/Co-op Program will provide you the opportunity to sharpen your skills and collaborate on a number of strategic projects.

We are seeking an R&D Engineering Co Op to join our Innovative Medical Technologies Group in North America at our Mentor, OH facility from May 2021 - December 2021.

What you will be doing

  • Assist with medical device product development in the area of medical adhesives.

  • Prepare technical documents fulfilling regulatory requirements for medical devices (e.g. 510k, CE mark).

  • Collaborate to compile process and product specifications and manufacturing documentation.

  • Organize project files.

  • Perform laboratory testing. Analyze and organize data. Prepare samples and prototypes.

  • Understand and comply with cGMP, ISO 13485, and FDA 21 CFR Part 820 regulations.

  • Prepare and update project plans and contribute to project timeline development.

  • Follow a stage-gated New Product Development Process and/or Design Controls.

  • Leverage internal and external experts in the network to accomplish goals.

  • Work closely with design engineers.

  • Work under general direction, independently determining and developing approaches to solutions. Work is then reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.

  • Perform other tasks as assigned

What sets us apart

Avery Dennison’s Summer Internship/Co-Op Program 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 may be on-boarded with other summer interns/co-ops and Early Careers Program associates from various tracks, you quickly develop a community of individuals all committed to make sure you have what it takes to succeed.

A core component of the curriculum is the peer mentoring program. Paired with an Early Careers Associate or program graduate within the organization, the program focuses on the transition from college to corporate, leveraging strengths and defining your early career path.

In addition as an organization that values diversity and inclusion, we welcome our Co-ops and Summer Interns 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).


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:


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with a focus on Biomedical, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering, or related field

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Strong technical writing and communication skills

  • Independent thinker, highly energetic and self motivated

Preferred Experience

  • Previous internship/co-op experience 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.

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