Avery Dennison R&D Product Development Engineer, Specialty & Durables in Mentor, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global leader in pressure-sensitive and functional materials and labeling solutions for the retail apparel market. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and more than 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers in the consumer packaging, graphical display, logistics, apparel, industrial and healthcare industries. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company reported sales of $6.1 billion in 2016. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

Avery Dennison is seeking a Product Development Engineer, Specialty & Durables 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 new product development and innovation. As an R&D Product Development Engineer in Specialty and Durables, you will lead cross-functional project teams to drive new product development from concept to commercialization, as well as cost reduction and business continuity efforts. You 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.


  • Lead technical projects while being accountable to delivering product attributes on time, while using good project management tools

  • Communicate effectively across all functions and levels

  • Collaborate with all levels of the organization acting as a subject matter expert in pressure sensitive adhesives applications

  • Deliver results in the areas of statistical data analysis, lean and problem solving, in addition to creativity and the ability to collaborate and drive results across boundaries with speed

  • Ideate and develop mastery through such work as market research, design and execute of experiments, benchmarking, test method development linked to performance in manufacturing and customer and end-user processes, analysis of suppliers and markets to identify trends and opportunities for marketplace advantage, as well as new product development, processes and services

  • Act as a team role model of Avery Dennison’s Values and positively influence team members to partner together to achieve individual and business goals

  • Partner with the Specialty & Durables marketing team to translate customer requirements into product attributes


  • Degree in Polymer Science/Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science equivalent, Chemistry or equivalent, advanced degree preferred

  • 4+ years of industry experience preferred

  • Strong project management skills and knowledge of new product development processes

  • Strong technical background, scientific and engineering knowledge with emphasis on analytical skills, problem solving, and statistical data analysis

  • Ability to interface effectively with cross-functional groups to define and execute overall requirements

  • Understanding of basic pressure sensitive adhesive properties, evaluation and performance impacts

  • Familiarity of different pressure sensitive adhesive formulations including emulsions, solvents and hotmelts

  • Familiarity with different types of coating processes, label stocks, lamination and converting preferred

  • Familiarity with the pressure sensitive label industry and the end use segments that it serves, especially demanding applications

Additional Information

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