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Senior Process Engineer



Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science 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 more than 36,000 employees in over 50 countries. Reported sales in 2022 were $9.0 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

• Develop and implement processes, methods, tooling, and machine modifications for high speed inlay, label, and tag manufacturing.

• Analyze the strap attach and converting processes and then develop and implement proper controls to assure a reliable operation.

• Be a change agent – challenge old ways of doing business and implement breakthrough improvements.

• Investigate and troubleshoot failures to identify and resolve root cause of problems.

• Document and implement the procedures.

• Actively pursue opportunities to continually improve the processes that increase quality, throughput , and reduce cost , by utilizing lean/sigma tools.

• Define and Establish “Best Practices” in the strap attach and converting processes.

• Develop and implement preventive maintenance routines for strap attach and converting.

• Provide on-machine expertise to operators and technicians to ensure that manufacturing capability and capacity are meeting delivery and performance targets.

• Manage or support the strap attach and converting projects ensuring timelines and budgets are met.

• Assist operations and technical staff in developing solutions to problems occurring in the manufacturing process.

• Provide training and technical support to strap attach and converting operations.

• Operates machines in urgent situations and assists in identifying resolution toward reestablishing normal operations.

• Assists R&D, Platform team, and NPD staff in evaluating, testing and qualifying new equipment and processing strategies that will transfer to production operations.

• Identify, develop, and maintain a network of suppliers in China and abroad for obtaining technical information, service support, equipment and supplies.

• Develop test methods for qualifying new products, materials and processing procedures.

• Motivate others to accept process changes, sustain them, and take ownership of them.

• Other work assigned by supervisor.


• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical discipline.

• At least 5 years of manufacturing experience and of driving team excellence.

• Must have converting and web handling experience in a manufacturing environment.

• Must be able to communicate well in English.

• Firsthand experience in operating, servicing, and debugging converting, slitting and other web handling equipment.

• Firsthand experience with Arsoma, Comco and/or other Flexo printing platforms is an advantage.

• Proven leadership skills (lead and motivate people and project management skills).

• Certification in improvement processes is preferred (i.e. Six Sigma, Lean, etc.).

• Strong quantitative and analytical capability - strong statistical and computer background a plus.

• Solid understanding of business issues, metrics, and customer value.

• Expert knowledge of standard procedures and practices used in web handing operations.

• Previous experience writing ISO compliant procedures and standard work.

• Willingness to work with all levels of operational and professional staff across all shifts.

• Demonstrated ability to work on multiple tasks and projects over a wide range of priorities to completion.

• Experience with MSProject, AutoCAD and MS Office is preferred.

Additional Information

AVERY DENNISON IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER. 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.