Avery Dennison RFID Engineer in Miamisburg, 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 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2020 were $7.0 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
ABOUT AVERY DENNISON SMARTRAC:
Built on a legacy of innovation and materials science, Avery Dennison has embarked on a new era of opportunity. This is an opportunity to take the functional and traditional label and enable it with digital technologies that can give every item a unique digital identity and digital life.
This “intelligence applied” technology has the capability to enable a world of connected everything. A world where the 'who, what and where' of every physical, become points of irrefutable fact and absolute visibility. Provenance, authenticity, sourcing, history, real-time location; guaranteed for businesses and consumers throughout the entire supply chain and all the way to the home. At its most simple, a company with a legacy in “making labels” becomes a category-leading technology company making the Internet of Things a positive, transformative, world-wide reality for all of us. The label has always told us something about the product. Now it can tell us everything.
In February 2020, Avery Dennison acquired Smartrac, a leading manufacturer of RFID products. Combined with the Intelligent Labels business, we will leverage our deep industry knowledge and know-how in technology and innovation, R&D, quality and service to drive RFID and technology adoption across multiple industries. And we want you to be part of our journey!
This engineering position provides an engaging environment, working in a fast-paced, global, cross-functional team to influence product development and customer use case decisions. The position works with RFID technology which is a critical link for enabling the Internet of Things, Block chain and Omni-Channel fulfillment.
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
Provides actionable data on new product development samples, prototypes and factory builds
The RFID Engineer will will optimize test processes including automating with software scripting as needed
Responsible for for documenting and following written procedures
Ensures test processes meet cross-functional team members needs in a timely manner
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 across various market segments
Generate customer facing and internal reports and presentations with clear messaging
This role will ensure data integrity by characterizing 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 with master's degree preferred
Experienced with application engineering processes: collect data interpret data translate to real world benefits and outcomes
Experienced with scripting test protocols using Python. Also helpful is Perl, VBA, Java, .NET and/or other
Experienced with RFID Wireless Communications protocols analog and power circuits and computer programming
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
Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and adapt to new situations
Demonstrated ability to thrive on a cross-functional team
Skilled with applicable computer systems such as Google Applications, Microsoft Office 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
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.
We do not accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates using their personal email addresses.
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