Avery Dennison Sr. R&D Product Development Engineer, Graphics Division in Mentor, Ohio

Company Description

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.

Job Description

Avery Dennison is seeking a New Product Development Engineer, Graphics Division, to join the Labels and Graphics Materials Group North America Research and Development team in Mentor, Ohio, suburb of Cleveland OH. 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. Leading 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. Great career growth opportunity.


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

  • Present information and effectively communicate with divisions and cross-functionally. 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 drive results across boundaries with speed.

  • Ideate and develop mastery through 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.

  • 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


  • Masters degree required, PhD preferred in Polymer Science/Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

  • 6+ years of industry experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated management/leadership skills preferred

  • Strong project and time management skills

  • Ability to interface effectively with cross-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

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

  • Familiarity 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.

Additional Information

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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