Avery Dennison R&D Product Development Engineer in Mentor, Ohio
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.
Avery Dennison is seeking a dynamic individual to join our R&D Product Development Engineer team while supporting the Graphics Division of the Labels and Graphics Materials Group North America Research and Development team! In this role, the successful candidate will bring passion and determination to product development and innovation. As an Avery Dennison R&D product Development Engineer, you will join a Dynamic and cross-functional team to develop new and innovative products for our graphics division. You will Lead major new product development from concept to commercialization resulting in the launch of new and innovative Graphics products while collaborating with the marketing, operations, supply chain, and quality teams. Phenomenal career growth opportunity!
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead technical projects while being accountable to delivering product attributes on time, while using good project management tools
Present information while optimally communicating with divisions and cross-functional teams. Present findings to cross-functional teams and leadership.
Deliver results in the areas of statistical data analysis, lean thinking and problem solving, in addition to creativity and the ability to collaborate and get results across boundaries with speed.
Create and develop mastery through market research, design and execution 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.
Mentor junior team members on research methodologies, help organizational growth and development
Partner with the Graphics marketing team in order to translate customer requirements into product attributes
Aid in product roadmap development working closely with commercial counterparts
Master’s degree in Polymer Science/Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering preferred
4 - 6 years of proven experience supporting/leading new product development in a manufacturing environment preferred.
Proven management/leadership skills preferred
Strong project and time management skills
Ability to interface effectively with multi-functional groups to define and execute overall requirements
Strong technical background, scientific and engineering knowledge with emphasis on analytical skills, problem solving, and statistical data analysis
Understanding of different pressure sensitive adhesive formulations including emulsions, solvents and hotmelts.
Understanding with different types of coating, casting and lamination processes,
Familiarity with the Graphics industry and graphics applications, especially in automotive aftermarket, signage and fleet applications
Familiarity with PVC chemistries and formulation of flexible PVC films
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.
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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