Avery Dennison Senior Chemist in Painesville, Ohio

Company Description

About Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison is Everywhere You Look. 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

This position will be in the Technical Innovation Group providing technical support to Retail Information Services and the Divisions.


The qualified candidate will conduct applied research and product/process development in support of new and existing proprietary product concepts at the laboratory, pilot scale, and manufacturing plant environment. Working with teams of engineers and scientists, he/she will investigate creative solutions to technical problems and create business opportunities by systematically exploring approaches based on Polymer and Materials Science, Adhesives, Coatings and Ink Chemistries, and Process Improvement. Candidate will use his/her knowledge of the chemistry and physics of polymers, adhesives and coatings to support the development of variable printing capabilities and technology platforms. Position requires hands-on lab prototype development of coatings, inks, adhesives, and systems, as well as manufacturing pilot and scale up trials in conjunction with plant personnel. RESPONSIBILITIES: Develops materials and compositions that may be used in coated and/or printing systems that are used in various conventional Graphic Arts and/or apparel printing methods (such as flexographic, offset, screen, and gravure),and/or in impact and non-impact printing systems (such as thermal transfer, hot stamp, ink jet, toner based, and other digital printing methods). Develops Heat Transfer apparel labeling constructions. Develops manufacturing methods and establishes specifications and standard operating procedures for such products. Provides training and leadership on new products and processes to other technical and commercial team members.


M.S. in the sciences required, (PhD degree is highly desirable) with specific degrees in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Surface/ Coatings Science, or Materials Science preferred. Strong knowledge of good laboratory practices & relevant research experience required. Position requires excellent problem-solving skills with high levels of motivation, initiative and energy. Must have direct experience in the development of coatings, dispersions, inks, toners, and supplies related to labels and preferably apparel labeling. Direct experience with Heat Transfer labeling and chemistry is highly desirable. Working knowledge of current digital printing methods, technology, suppliers, and chemical systems related to such. Must possess knowledge of or be familiar with analytical methodologies and standard analytical techniques. Experience with manufacturing methods used in the dispersion of pigmented systems, mixing, coating, and printing. Experiences in the following areas are also important: polyurethane; epoxy; vinyl and polyester, pigments, dyes, adhesive systems for both solvent and water on plastic, paper and textile substrates. Effective written and oral communications Excellent computer skills. Excellent working knowledge of Excel, Word, MS Project, etc. Thorough working knowledge of statistical Design of Experiments. Good planning skills and working experience with project management techniques. Able to work independently as well as in a team. Ability to interact effectively with both internal and external customers.

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.

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