Avery Dennison Chemical Technician - Temporary Position in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania

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

The Mill Hall plant is looking to fill a temporary assignment. In this temporary assignment, the temporary Chemical Technician works under the direction and supervision of more experienced operations team members, and is responsible for supporting operations by staging and moving manufacturing materials around the site, performing production floor support activities including compounding and packaging. We are hiring for a 12 hour rotating shift.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Activities and duties may vary dependent upon site specific needs and daily work assignments. Essential functions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Moves manufacturing materials as required, including by hand.

  • Prepares packaging, obtains samples, changes filters, labels and loads drums, totes, and tankers with finished product.

  • Prepares tanks to receive production batches by transferring material or performing water rinsing to meet schedule requirements.

  • Follows standard operating procedures including entering variables and monitoring transfers for compounding/blending materials making adjustments as needed.

  • Records data and maintains paperwork and spreadsheets associated with assigned work, judging for accuracy and completeness of data.

  • Follows safety procedures when handling materials and operating equipment.

  • Maintains a safe and clean work environment by performing assigned housekeeping tasks.

  • Follows verification process to ensure highest quality standards are met.

  • Obtains assistance from higher level production personnel if problems arise or normal instructions are insufficient.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED.

  • This job may require the periodic use of a respirator. Proper fit of the respirator requires the employee to be clean shaven.

  • Must regard safety as a core value; must serve as role model for other employees and encourage adherence to safety practices, policies and procedures.

  • Must be able to actively contribute in a team based environment, encourage open communication and positive interaction with peers and management to effectively reach a common goal.

  • Must have a strong service and quality focus, be able to address issues effectively when problems arise, and take initiative to understand root cause then communicate/educate team in a timely manner.

  • Must demonstrate proficiency in essential tasks of the job and a willingness to learn and share knowledge; must take initiative to cross-train and sustain acquired skills.

  • Must have demonstrated record of flexibility and dependability in order to support production and customer focus.

  • Must have a strong detail orientation and be able to follow written and oral instruction.

  • Must be able and willing to work overtime, including short-notice requests.

  • Must be able to lift / push / pull up to 50 lbs.

  • Ability to stand on feet for several hours

  • Mechanical aptitude

Preferred Requirements:

  • Associate certificate/2 years of college or equivalent experience preferred.

  • EHS & Quality training desired, hazardous materials training desired.

  • Fork lift and Yard Truck experience desired.

  • 1-2 years chemical manufacturing or applicable experience strongly preferred.

NOTE: The physical requirements of this role may vary by location. A detailed listing of the physical requirements may be obtained from the local Human Resource contact or the site Occupational Health Nurse.

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