Avery Dennison R&D Lab Technician - Building 6 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

The R&D Lab Technician follows prescribed procedures and conducts product development, performance testing and characterization. A team player who works cooperatively with other members in the laboratory. You will work 1st shift at our Painesville, Ohio site

CRITICAL OBJECTIVES & OUTCOMES:

Setting Up & Maintenance

Make digital inks by weighting and mixing chemical components.

Conducts maintenance, calibration, and cleaning of laboratory equipment.

Sets up test apparatus and conducts tests units following methods, procedures, standards, and sequences.

Lies out and assembles units for equipment according to designs and specifications.

Modifies equipment by adding, removing, or altering components as defined by predetermined diagrams and sketches. Corrects malfunctions by making adjustments or replacing parts or components as directed. Uses hand and small power tools, and various measuring and testing devices in performing job duties. May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.

Manage inventory of experimental raw materials; procure and ship raw materials for trials and finished goods to customers. Lifting of materials up to 50 lb might be involved.

Order lab supplies, chemicals and gasses.

Able to work overtime, when needed.

Testing & Research:

Conducts developmental tests for new and/or modified products or product components. Documents test data from performed testing and reviews test results with engineering personnel. Confers with engineering and other technical personnel to resolve testing problems such as product or equipment issues, malfunctions, incomplete test data and interpretation.

Conduct lab testing in support of project management, customer response, process technology, and segment and emerging technology teams.

Performs wide variety of laboratory tests and/or research on raw materials, finished products, chemicals and equipment. Conduct testing of applicable materials and components for characterizing material properties and performance attributes.

Support product development and existing products through material and performance characterization and trials at bench, pilot, and commercial stages.

Performs chemical and physical analyses and tests required for research, development, or quality control of processes or products.

May participate in the development, maintenance and refinement of internal quality control and reliability programs.

May participate in field trials and evaluations; provide measurements, observations, and document findings with written reports.

Develops test methods and test protocols.

Observing, Recordkeeping & Evaluating:

Interprets analytical results, draw conclusions and theories, and communicate the impact of product performance. Interpret and analyze data to provide conclusions and recommendations for product development, problem solving, and continuous product improvement.

Delivers timely and accurate analytical results and technical reports for the purposes of supporting research projects, testing, troubleshooting and resolving customer complaints, as well as performing competitive product benchmarking, developing or improving existing products and supporting the various business or commercial teams. Provide written and graphical reports

utilizing basic statistical tools and methods.

Makes recommendations regarding improvements to test methodology.

Performs technical and record keeping duties in conformance with company and regulatory policies and standards to meet quality and accuracy requirements.

Documents detail of process, which can be used for problem resolution, and understanding of product behavior under different processing conditions.

Prepares product preliminary data sheets as needed.

Provides reports on product testing to be utilized in customer presentations.

Inputs/updates all systems with details, results, and product specs.

Creates raw material specs and product specifications as needed.

Safety:

Practices all health and safety procedures, policies and practices of Avery Dennison.

Practices excellent housekeeping. Maintain a clean and organized work area.

Attends all required safety training.

Participates in or leads lab safety initiatives.

Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED. Associates Degree in Science or Engineering Technology. Technical Certification preferred.

0 - 2 years of experience in related field.

Demonstrates knowledge of procedures and equipment.

Understanding of computer systems, such as Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes and function specific software.

General scientific and engineering knowledge.

Knowledge of math/algebra as they apply to engineering field.

Good analytical and problem solving skills. Good verbal and written skills.

Knowledgeable on how to make accurate testing and engineering computations.

Able to follow oral and written directions and understands basic concepts of testing, observing and preparing reports.

Good organization and attention to detail.

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/DisabledAll 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