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Avery Dennison Pilot Plant Engineer Internship in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania

Company Description

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 over 50 countries. Reported sales in 2019 were $7.1 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

What we are looking for

We are seeking innovators, collaborators, and problem solvers. Our interns do not shy away from a challenge, and are looking for a chance to create a real impact with our company. Avery Dennison’s Internship Program has a single business focus to cultivate future talent for our rapidly growing organization. With a concentrated blend of experiential on-the-job learning, a dynamic environment, access to business leaders, and a supportive team of co-workers, peers, and supervisors, the Internship Program will provide you the opportunity to sharpen your skills and collaborate on a number of strategic projects.

We are seeking an Engineering Intern to join our Label and Graphics Group in North America at our Mill Hall, PA facility during the spring / summer of 2021. The Pilot Plant Engineering Intern under the supervision of the pilot plant engineer and other full time pilot plant staff will implement improvements to existing pilot plant operations by modifying Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and directing the installation or modification of new or existing equipment. This position will support the pilot plant in meeting site Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) and Processes Safety Management (PSM) initiatives. The candidate will review existing documentation (e.g., SOPs, piping instrumentation & diagrams (P&IDs), etc.), maintain records including Management of Change (MOC) documentation, and will be required to generate and publish revised documents describing the changes. There will be significant interaction with Site EHS, Capital Project and Process Engineering teams as well as third-party electrical/ mechanical/system integration contractors. The successful candidate will work safely and wear necessary PPE at all times and must adhere to Avery Dennison (AD) Mill Hall site security/EHS policies. Our summer internship program serves as a talent pipeline for our Early Careers Program and throughout the organization.

What you will be doing

  • Identify and support process improvement opportunities

  • Build project plans and lead/support projects to completion

  • Assist pilot plant leadership team and help implement plant initiatives

  • Support cross-functional teams with special projects as required

What sets us apart

Avery Dennison’s Summer Internship Program is unlike any other with its emphasis on networking, community and support. From Day 1, networking is encouraged, promoted and expected within the program. As you are on-boarded with other summer interns and Early Careers Program associates from various tracks, you quickly develop a community of individuals all committed to make sure you have what it takes to succeed.

A core component of the curriculum is the peer mentoring program. Paired with an Early Careers Associate or program graduate within the organization, the program focuses on the transition from college to corporate, leveraging strengths and defining your early career path.

In addition as an organization that values diversity and inclusion, we welcome our Summer Interns to take an active role in our Employee Resource Groups(ERG’s). ERG’s are a group of employees that help advance and promote diversity, cultural awareness and an inclusive work environment. Some of our ERG’s are Black Employee Resource Group (BERG), Elevate(Women’s Leadership Development), NEO Chinese Association, Unite(LGBT+), Veteran Employee Resource Group (VERG).


What you will need to bring to the program

Avery Dennison has a long history of being an industry leader. Your history is important to us. It should include the following:


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with a focus on Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial.

Preferred Experience

  • Previous internship/co-op experience or relevant work experience

  • Experience with AutoCad software is highly desirable

  • Completion of computer programming and science lab courses

  • Experience via student organizations, such as Engineers without Borders, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Chemical Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers etc.

  • Volunteerism or similar activities


  • Ability to travel 10 - 20 percent of the time

Additional Information

Equal Opportunity Statement

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. All 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