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Avery Dennison Lead Compounder - Bldg 5 - 7p-7a 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.

Job Description

As a Lead Compounder you will be assigned to work in the Compounding Department handling chemicals and preparing adhesives for the coating process.  You will be responsible for leading the daily operation of the area including normal operation, problem-solving, coordinating PM's, and making decisions on schedule adjustments.  You will provide direction and assign job tasks to other compounding operators in the area. Your shift will be 7pm-7am night shift on a 2-2-3 schedule. 

In this role you will be responsible for: 

  • Ensuring compliance with all environmental, health and safety procedures, policies, and practices.

  • Maintaining a safe working environment for all employees.  Identifying and escalating safety issues immediately. Supporting safety improvement initiatives.

  • Reviewing and following the daily compounding schedule.

  • Adjusting daily compounding schedule to account for changing production needs.

  • Following standard operating procedures and specifications or instructions of higher level technical personnel to monitor screens, meters, gauges, valves, temperatures, pressures, and related controls and guidelines to ensure adherence to production and process specifications. 

  • Unloading bulk tanker deliveries into Tank Farm tanks.

  • Maintaining accurate production records and logs of equipment and product performance. 

  • Driving tow motors and staging materials for adhesive and silicone lacquer batches.

  • Leading shift turnover discussions, communicating daily priorities to the team, and assisting in keeping MDI board up to date. 

  • Assisting and supporting other team members in meeting department and site goals.  Participate and share in performing all tasks necessary to run the area.  Contribute and participate in team decision making.  Provide support in project work and other special requests. 

  • Acting as lead trainer to other employees in the compounding department.

  • Accountable for daily production maintenance, preventative maintenance, and housekeeping tasks according to established standards.

  • Participating in group problem-solving teams and other continuous improvement activities.  Support ELS initiatives to improve manufacturing performance (throughput, scrap reduction, safety, ISO work instructions, SOPs).

  • Performing all other functions as necessary.



  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) or 3+ years of relevant manufacturing work experience.

  • Regard safety as a core value; must be willing and able to work safely; must always wear PPE; must serve as a role model for other employees and encourage adherence to safety practices, policies, and procedures.

  • Demonstrate a strong quality and service focus; must address issues effectively when problems arise and take initiative to understand root cause, then communicate / educate the team in a timely manner.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to read and comprehend documents related to product manufacturing.

  • Able to work both individually and in a team-based environment.

  • Able to work during the designated hours and accept a reasonable amount of overtime (including weekends and short-notice requests).

  • Demonstrated initiative, integrity, and judgment skills

  • Demonstrate record of embracing and contributing to daily ELS processes and tools - MDI, standard work, 5S, etc.

  • Positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and demonstrated reliability.

  • Proficiency  with computer applications, especially strong ERP system transactional skills.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds without assistance periodically through the shift.


  • 5 years of experience in skilled labor position with demonstrated problem solving ability 

  • 5 years Compounding experience

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.

Reasonable Accommodations Notice

If you require accommodations to view or apply for a job, alternative methods are available to submit an application. Please email: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