Avery Dennison R&D Engineer in Painesville, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing 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 2017 were $6.6 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

Responsibilities:- Become a technical lead for Avery Dennison Reflective Solutions, focused ontraffic and safety industry- Lead development of next generation retro-reflective products and solutions- Bring strong problem solving skills- Manage multiple product development projects through a rigorous Stage Gateprocess simultaneously, while achieving targeted costs, project timing, andcustomer and regulatory specifications.- Act as a key integrator at business unit level between functions and regionsincluding product development, purchasing, operations, supply chain, andmarketing to move projects forward.- Work closely with commercial teams in the design and development of newproducts, including VOC analysis, CTQ-mapping and cost-benefit analysis.- Engage with external partners, customers and suppliers on key developmentprojects; lead external innovation for the department- Identify new products, technologies, suppliers and materials relevant to thereflective industry.- Utilize Enterprise Lean Sigma (ELS) tools and methodologies and follow theStage Gate process in product development projects- Develop and execute ECR's at the plants in support of the development ofnew or modified products.- Provide technical leadership in the area of polymer chemistry, polymerprocessing of common polymers such as polycarbonates, poly-methylmethacrylates, poly-vinyl chlorides, polyurethanes and polyesters.- Support and lead lab testing, like accelerated weathering of polymers,adhesive testing, chemical analysis, printing, etc.- Follow all corporate safety policies and procedures.


  • Degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Polymer Engineering,Chemistry or related.- 3+ years industry experience- M.S. degree required, Ph.D. preferred.- Strong project management skills, and experience executing multi-facetedresearch and development projects.- Excellent knowledge of polymer chemistry, specifically of engineeringpolymers and knowledge about engineering, optical, mechanical and physicalproperties of polymer films.- Experience with polymer additives, particularly dyes/pigments and functionaladditives.- Some experience with polymer compounding and/or film extrusion with ageneral understanding of extrusion process parameters and extrusionequipment.

  • Proven success working with medium to large teams, internal and external todrive forward Innovation projects.- Knowledge of Six Sigma and ELS techniques. Prefer Green or Black belt inELS.- Worked with and/or developed techniques to test for polymer stress behaviorsuch as long-term durability testing, chemical resistance, control of surfaceerosion, etc.

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