Avery Dennison Technical Manager 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 currently recruiting for a Technical Manager to join the leadership team of the Vancive Medical Technologies facility in Mentor, OH. The plant is part of the Industrial & Healthcare Materials (IHM) business and manufactures pressure sensitive materials used in the healthcare and medical industry. In this role, you will be a part of the plant leadership team (PLT), and report directly to the Plant Manager.

Your primary responsibilities and essential functions of this position include:

  • Safety: Promote safety as the most meaningful value in the organization by contributing through training, project management and other EHS responsibilities.

  • Process Safety Management: Lead for applicable PSM elements including management of site Process Hazard Analysis, Management of Change, Pre-Startup Safety Reviews, and Mechanical Integrity systems. Drive continuous improvement in these processes.

  • Lead, develop, and challenge the engineering team to improve process reliability, technology advancement, and support continuous improvement projects.

  • Ensure proper maintenance procedures are performed correctly in regards to the equipment and facility. Responsibilities include directing both internal and external resources to insure all assets are properly maintained, critical spares are properly identified and inventory maintained, and life cycle equipment planning is appropriately considered and implemented.

  • Comply with ISO 13485, FDA 21CFR Part 820, cGMP and other Quality / Regulatory requirements for all engineering and maintenance activities.

  • Support and drive Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) processes.

  • Collaborate with other plants/divisions to identify and implement operational standard methodologies.

  • Lead capital project planning, communication, and execution to achieve time, cost, and results targets.

  • Manage/control cost center and capital project portfolio to achieve targeted results.

  • Apply rigorous observation and analytical tools for execution of projects focused on safety, quality, operating cost, productivity, and fulfillment of customer requirements.

  • Facilitate/collaborate with other functions to insure project objectives are aligned with division and plant objectives.

  • Assess, select, and handle external contractors for project and service requirements.

  • Member of the PLT with leadership responsibilities both within primary function and beyond.

  • Provide training, mentoring, performance planning, and feedback to develop direct reports and others.



  • 10+ years experience in plant operation/maintenance/engineering leadership role.

  • Experience with process safety management (PSM).

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering field is required.

  • Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems (including automation control, AC and DC drives, mechanical drives and systems, PLCs, sensors, and motor controls) and facilities systems.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, ability to influence and motivate others to excel.

  • Shown ability to handle multiple priorities and projects concurrently in a dynamic factory environment.

  • Ability to work with others in a team environment. Actively promote collaboration & teamwork and resolve conflicts.

  • Strong organization and computer skills - MS Office, MS Project, Google, Lotus Notes, MINITAB, AutoCAD, MP2, Rockwell RS software.


  • Exposure to Six Sigma or Lean Methodologies (Blackbelt/Greenbelt).

  • Familiar with medical device regulations and industry guidelines.



Additional Information

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/DisabledAll 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