Avery Dennison R&D Lab Engineer in Santa Clara, California

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

Avery Dennison is seeking a Research & Development Lab Engineer to join the Performance Tapes Division in the Electronics segment. The R&D Lab Engineer will drive innovation and new technology development globally. This role is focused on tactical lab execution along with crafting test methodology and providing product recommendations.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Detailed oriented and capable of delivering professional reports for critical technology platforms.

  • Build and execute on lab testing and protocol. Build capabilities by recommending and developing test methods and associated equipment required for electronics based testing.

  • Able to handle multiple work streams concurrently

  • Collaborate with the commercial teams to provide technical direction and product recommendation.

  • Visit customers with Business Development Managers and technical teams to provide deep technical direction with regards to product testing and performance.

  • 20% Domestic travel with occasional international travel

Critical Objectives & Outcomes

  • Build capabilities for the Northern California lab by establishing test methods and specifying new equipment.

  • Collect VOC and CTQs to develop quick to market custom samples for testing and prototype submissions.

  • Conduct experiments/studies to support development efforts.

  • Gather OEM specifications and test per the details in the specifications.

  • Environmental awareness and safety conscious.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required, with a preference for a technical field (Engineering, Chemistry, etc.).

  • Prior experience in customer-facing roles required.

  • Related lab experience strongly preferred.

  • Strong lab protocol knowledge and comfortable with various mechanical test equipment.

  • Capable of preparing technical reports with key findings and summarize observations.

  • Comfortable visiting current customers and working with potential customers regarding custom testing and translating lab results into performance attributes.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Draw from technical background to provide fundamental polymer science and physics perspective to testing conclusions and recommendations.

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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