Avery Dennison Reliability Engineer in Quakertown, Pennsylvania

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

Are you looking for a rewarding growth opportunity? Energized by the idea of working with a dynamic, safety-focused manufacturing team? Are you a leader that helps promote and build a positive working environment in which all employees are aligned, engaged and valued? Are you looking for a challenging role with a company that offers continued growth, development and long-term advancement? If so, this might be the position for you!

The Avery Dennison Label and Graphic Materials Group North America is seeking Reliability Engineer to join our facility in Quakertown, PA. Our plant is a 125-person, 24/5, non-union facility that produces pressure sensitive labeling solutions for the health, hygiene, food and beverage space. We encourage you to check us out on our website at www.averydennison.com and learn about becoming a part of the exciting and innovative Avery Dennison team.

Core Functions:

  • Life Cycle Asset Management: As Reliability Engineer (R.E.), you will determine cost of ownership and life cycle cost for all major assets. Understand asset costs from design to disposal of an asset and, with clear and concise communication, educate business leaders in the principles of what it costs to own and maintain their assets.

  • Loss Elimination: As a key partner in the business, the R.E. must contribute savings in two major areas, production losses and maintenance spend. Prioritized focus and opportunity identification will lead to projects that the R.E. will manage to create a return to the business, through loss elimination.

  • Risk Management: The R.E. must understand and help business leaders manage risk factors to the assets and the products the assets produce. Leading Machinery Failure Modes and Effects Analysis and Criticality Analysis will lead the R.E. to improvement projects.

  • Project Management: The findings in the first three functions will lead to both small and large projects that may require capital. The R.E. will manage requests for capital funds and work in collaborative teams to achieve measured results.

Responsibilities and Duties of the Reliability Engineer:

  • Manages projects to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations. The R.E. is responsible for adhering to the Life Cycle Asset Management process throughout the entire life cycle of new assets.

  • Guides efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls, and safety/security systems.

  • Professionally and systematically defines, designs, develops, monitors and refines an Asset Maintenance Plan that includes:

  • Value-added preventive maintenance tasks.

  • Effective utilization of predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies designed to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems.

  • Provides input to a Risk Management Plan that will anticipate reliability-related, and non-reliability related risks that could adversely impact plant operation.

  • Develops engineering solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations. These problems include capacity, quality, cost or regulatory compliance issues. To fulfill this responsibility the R.E. applies:

  • Statistical Process Control

  • Reliability modeling and prediction

  • Fault Tree Analysis

  • Six Sigma (6σ) Methodology

  • Root-cause and Root-Cause Failure Analysis (RCA, RCFA)

  • Provides technical support to production, maintenance management and technical personnel.

  • Applies value analysis to repair/replace, repair/redesign, and make/buy decisions.


  • Minimum of an Associate’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical Engineering, or related degree.

  • Certified Reliability Leader (CRL), Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP), Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician (CMRT), or relevant reliability knowledge and experience.

  • Project and capital management experience preferred.

  • Hands on knowledge of Condition Monitoring tools, such as vibration analysis, thermal imaging, oil analysis, and ultrasound measurement tools.

  • Demonstrated ability to use Lean Engineering to solve problems that produce returns to the business.

  • Ability to work in a diverse environment with many personalities from Maintenance and Engineering disciplines.

  • Experience using and/or implementing CMMS is a plus.

  • Two or more years of experience in a manufacturing environment is required.



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