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Avery Dennison Controls Engineer in Painesville, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (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 and solutions, 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. The company employs approximately 36,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2021 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

At Avery Dennison, some of the great benefits we provide are:

  • Health & Wellness benefits starting on day 1 of employment

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401K eligibility

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Employee Assistance Program eligibility / Health Advocate

  • Paid vacation and Paid holidays

Job Description

Avery Dennison is seeking a Controls Engineer to join the Painesville Films Facility Engineering group in Painesville, Ohio. In this role, the successful candidate will provide manufacturing support in the forms of project work, process improvement, consulting and trouble-shooting to resolve safety, production and quality issues which arise on a day-to-day basis for a leading company where individual and team success are recognized and rewarded.


The Controls Engineer will lead project planning, communication, and execution to achieve time, cost, and results targets and/or participate in capital and process improvement projects.  This role will also leverage a strong expertise in automation, drive, complex circuitry, and control systems to identify and execute machine enhancements utilizing the latest and best automation hardware and software. 

  • Provide engineering & controls expertise to offer solutions using hardware design, software design, installation, startup, commissioning and ongoing support to improve plant safety, increase productivity, decrease scrap, improve quality, and support new product development.

  • Lead and conduct problem solving efforts and propose resolutions. Troubleshooting complex production issues and implementing corrective actions across functional teams.  Perform and/or participate in risk analysis activities (FMEA, PSSR, MOC, etc) as required to support project work.  Apply rigorous observation and analytical tools to identify and execute projects focused on safety, quality, operating cost, productivity, and fulfillment of customer expectations.

  • Facilitate/collaborate with other functions to ensure project/maintenance objectives are achieved. Present information and effectively communicate with divisions and cross-functionally. 

  • Manage/control cost center and capital project portfolio to achieve targeted results. Create/update drawings, programs, documentation, and operational procedures related to managing projects. Write project plans, determine timeline and resources for projects.  

  • Work with outside vendors to aid in successful project completion. Assess, select, and manage external contractors for project and service requirements. 

  • Assist maintenance team leader in the development and support of maintenance technicians.


  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering with minimum of 4 years of experience in controls or electrical engineering function in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with statistical analysis, statistical process controls, SPC, DOE, FMEA, and MSE.

  • Ability to develop, implement, monitor, measure, and control functional improvement plans.

  • Problem solving, decision analysis, situation appraisal skills.

  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple concurrent priorities.

  • Ability to work under only general direction.

  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills.

  • Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems (including automation control, AC and DC drives, mechanical drives and systems, PLCs, sensors, and motor controls) and facilities systems (required).

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects concurrently in a dynamic manufacturing environment.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).

  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.  Actively promote collaboration & teamwork and resolve conflicts.

  • Strong organization and computer skills - MS Office, MS Project, MINITAB, AutoCAD, Mainsaver, Chase, Rockwell RS & Siemens software.



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.

If you require accommodations to view or apply for a job, alternative methods are available to submit an application. Please contact (440)534-6000 or NA.TA.Operations@averydennison.com to discuss reasonable accommodations.

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