Avery Dennison Applications Engineer RFID in Miamisburg, 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


  • The RFID Engineer designs and performs tests to ensure our RFID products meet customer requirements

  • Responsible for clear focused scientific rigor in evaluating RFID inlays with measurement equipment, various readers, printers and other RFID systems

  • This role will optimize test processes including automating with software scripting as needed

  • The RFID Engineer is accountable for product tests to develop strong value propositions

  • Evaluate new product samples, accept or reject based on data collected and requirements

  • Conduct hands on applications testing creating test plans collecting data and articulating value and benefit of products

  • Generate customer facing and internal reports and presentations with clear messaging

  • This role will ensure data integrity by characterising RFID product in RFID encoding systems and developing encode parameters

  • Formatting RFID media integration into RFID encoding systems collaborating with media design and printer engineering groups

  • Collaborate closely with other Avery Dennison groups including platform team system integrators and printer engineering

  • Work with document control systems responsible for updating critical spec documents for internal and customer use

  • This position has direct customer interaction to understand use cases and tagging requirements

  • Translate customer requirements into design of experiments to define and recommend RFID tagging solutions

  • Consult with market development managers sales team and customers with application testing and product recommendation

  • Responsible for the collection and analysis of customer and partner feedback on product samples

  • Conduct training on product performance to our marketing and product line management teams

  • The RFID Engineer works directly with several RFID hardware systems including readers printers handheld etc to ensure our products meet specifications

  • Scientific evaluation of RFID systems reporting on fitforuse and capabilities

  • Create a market view of systems and how our tags and competitors perform


  • Bachelor's degree with 1+ years engineering research scientific or related experience required master's degree preferred

  • Experienced with application engineering processes: collect data interpret data translate to real world benefits and outcomes

  • Experience with scripting test protocols using Perl, VBA, Java, .NET and/or other

  • Experience with RFID Wireless Communications protocols analog and power circuits and computer programming a plus

  • Excellent analytical capability with the expertise to research and apply logical and scientific thinking to a wide range of technical problems

  • Required system hardware/software setup and integration

  • Experience with roll to roll manufacturing industrial printing and RFID manufacturing a plus Required RF (radio frequency) or antenna theory and experience in high frequency ultra high frequency or microwave frequency

  • Experience with Six Sigma Lean and other manufacturing improvement methods

  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new situations, demonstrated effectively working with cross functional teams

  • Skilled with applicable computer systems such as Microsoft Office Google Applications and function specific software

  • Strong math and organizational skills

  • Keen interest in new technologies and their applications

  • Keen attention to detail, strong written and oral communication skills with ability to be an advisor to clients and build strong and sustainable relationships

Additional Information

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