Avery Dennison Lab Technician in Painesville, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global leader in pressure-sensitive and functional materials and labeling solutions for the retail apparel market. The company's applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and more than 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers in the consumer packaging, graphical display, logistics, apparel, industrial and healthcare industries. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company reported sales of $6.1 billion in 2016. Learn more at www.averydennison.com

Job Description

Support R&D chemists to prepare, formulate, evaluate, and develop new and/or modified products and processes. Ability and willingness to work with chemicals in new formulation development work. If necessary training and safe work procedures will be provided by the R&D personnel


  • Assists with R&D laboratory testing requirements of new and improved products developed by chemists.

  • Accountable for maintaining up-to-date laboratory records including formulations, tests, data, conditions and procedures.

  • Performs testing for R&D production including wash testing, crock testing, application testing, print testing, etc.

  • Receives direction from a staff member, project leader, chemist, or technical manager.

  • Orders lab quantities of raw materials as needed

  • Maintains accurate records of tests performed and the results of such tests.

  • Plans work efficiently so that results are obtained in a timely fashion. Ability to work in multi task lab work on projects that are substantially different

  • Accountable for preparing samples and shipping product samples to various external sites

  • Accountable for performing lab trials, tests and analyses with attention to detail and technique in order to produce good statistical reproducibility.

  • Accountable for writing reports summarizing results, data, and conditions of tests and procedures used. Highly preferred is knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel or Google docs with ability to perform statistical interpretation of data (averaging, standard deviation calculation, confidence limit, regression etc)


• Practice all health and safety procedures, policies and practices.

• Practice excellent housekeeping. Maintain a clean and organized work area.

• Attend all required safety training.

• Participate in or lead lab safety initiatives.


  • Previous experience operating and maintaining printing equipment, preferrably screen printing press, minimum 1 year

  • Associates Degree in Scientific Discipline with 5+ years experience, or equivalent, in areas related to Lab/R&D/Quality Control testing of coated materials, inks, films and textile materials. Experience in a technical laboratory environment, preferably dealing with formulated chemical products is preferred.

  • Capable of performing routine repetitive tasks with little supervision once trained. Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, etc.) required.

Additional Information

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