Avery Dennison Research Associate, Films in Mentor, Ohio
Avery Dennison Corporation (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 2018 were $7.2 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
Avery Dennison is seeking a Research Associate to join their global R&D team in our Polymers, Adhesives and Coatings Center of Excellence (PACE) in Mentor, OH. The role will require application of material science to develop new global platforms and to validate performances on lab and pilot scale. After that, polymeric films from pilot plant to production scale in support of medium and long-term innovations. Furthermore, you will be working with cross-functional teams (technical, commercial and operations) to ensure that spin off projects of the platform developments are commercialized successfully. Excellent problem solving skills, material science and an ambitious attitude will be key to success in the role. You will report to our Global Technical Platform Director based in our European offices.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop knowledge of Avery Dennison’s businesses and understand short and long term development opportunities
Advance Avery Dennison’s understanding of polymer film development through application of material science and process knowledge
Make recommendations on optimum film process (i.e., blown vs. cast, stretch method, monolayer vs. co-extrusion, etc.)
Design experiments and run polymer film trials on pilot scale assets. This includes crafting the testing protocol of the films and analysis of data
Ability to lead complicated platform projects and work closely with a team of technology and commercial leaders
Develop and apply various post-processing techniques such as embossing, stretching and annealing as necessary to meet application needs.
Serve as a company subject matter expert in the field of blown, extrusion and cast polymer films
Ph. D. degree in Material Science and Engineering, Polymer Engineering, Polymer Physics, or Chemical Engineering with an emphasis on polymers preferred
Demonstrated track record of development of new film products from concept to scale‐up
Minimum of 6 years of R&D experience – preferably a strong background in cast, extrusion and/or blown film processes
Strong understanding of structure/property relationships in films, film processing/manufacturing and (melt) rheology
Ambitious attitude with demonstrated strong skills in problem solving
Ability to communicate across functions and geographies
Willing to travel up to 30% per year locally and globally
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