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Avery Dennison Analytical Chemist in Painesville, Ohio

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About Avery Dennison

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 approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2019 were $7.1 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

About Avery Dennison RBIS

Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS) is a global leader in providing physical and digital labeling solutions that enable brands and retailers to address challenges and opportunities from source through to store, and in consumer engagement. RBIS provides end-to-end solutions in predominantly the apparel and footwear industry and is a $1.7 billion division of Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY). Its products include tickets, tags, woven and fabric labels, heat transfers, software, printers and consumables. The Intelligent Labels division that sits within RBIS is the world’s largest UHF RFID partner, with over 1750 patents and applications worldwide serving multiple industries across retail and industrial segments. RBIS serves the global marketplace with operations in 50 countries, across six continents. For more information, visit www.averydennison.com/RBIS.

Job Description

The position will be in Technical Service investigating product issues by preparing, formulating, and evaluating the root cause of the product failure.


The qualified candidate will conduct applied research and product/process development in investigation of existing proprietary products. Working with teams of engineers and scientists, he/she will investigate creative solutions to technical problems and create corrective solutions by systematically exploring analytical approaches based on Polymer and Materials Science, Adhesives, Coatings and Ink Chemistries, and Engineering. Candidate will use his/her knowledge of analytical chemistry to support product failures and create corrective action plans. Position requires hands-on lab analysis of coatings, inks, adhesives, and systems, as well as manufacturing pilot and scale up trials in conjunction with multiple operational sites.


  • Use and develop analytical test methods to benchmark coated and/or printing systems that are used in various coating and/or apparel printing methods including digital, flexographic, screen, thermal transfer, hot stamp, inkjet, and toner based.

  • Develops Heat Transfer apparel labeling constructions. Using analytical methods and product specifications, determines if standard requirements for such products were achieved.

  • Periodically reviews his work with a senior staff member, project leader, and/or the technical manager/director.

  • Assists in the troubleshooting of production or customer problems related to his area of competence.


  • B.S. in the sciences with 2+ years experience or MS degree with coating background with specific degrees in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Surface/ Coatings Science, or Materials Science preferred.

  • Strong knowledge of good laboratory practices & relevant research experience required. Position requires excellent problem-solving skills with high levels of motivation, initiative and energy. Must have direct experience in the analysis of coatings, dispersions, inks, toners, and supplies.

  • Direct experience with analysis of thermoplastic coating chemistry is highly desirable. Working knowledge of current digital printing methods, technology, suppliers, and chemical systems related to such.

  • Must possess knowledge of or be familiar with analytical methodologies and standard analytical techniques.

  • Experience with manufacturing methods used in the dispersion of pigmented systems, mixing, coating, and printing.

  • Experience in the following areas are also important: polyurethane; epoxy; vinyl and polyester, pigments, dyes, adhesive systems for both solvent and water on plastic, paper and textile substrates.

  • Effective written and oral communications. Excellent computer skills. Excellent working knowledge of Excel, Word, MS Project, etc.

  • Thorough working knowledge of statistical Design of Experiments.

  • Good planning skills and working experience with project management techniques.

  • Able to work independently as well as in a team.

  • Ability to interact effectively with both internal and external customers.

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/Disabled. 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