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RFID Engineer



Miamisburg, OH, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2024

Company Description

About Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides a wide range of branding and information solutions that optimize labor and supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, advance sustainability, circularity and transparency, and better connect brands and consumers. Our products and solutions include labeling and functional materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, software applications that connect the physical and digital, and a variety of products and solutions that enhance branded packaging and carry or display information that improves the customer experience. Serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive — we employ approximately 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.


Job Description



This engineering position provides an engaging environment, working in a fast-paced, global, cross-functional team to influence product development and customer use case decisions. The position works with RFID technology which is a critical link for enabling the Internet of Things, Block chain and Omni-Channel fulfillment. This role would work in the food, general retail, and logistics industries.

  • The RFID Engineer designs and performs tests to ensure our RFID products meet customer requirements
    • Responsible for clear focused scientific rigor in evaluating RFID inlays with measurement equipment, various readers, printers and other RFID systems
    • Provides actionable data on new product development samples, prototypes and factory builds

  • The RFID Engineer will will optimize test processes including automating with software scripting as needed
    • Responsible for creating and updating test processes and softwares for accuracy and usefulness
    • Responsible for documenting and following written procedures
    • Ensures test processes meet cross-functional team members needs in a timely manner
  • The RFID Engineer is accountable for product tests to develop strong value propositions
    • Evaluate new product samples, accept or reject based on data collected and requirements
    • Conduct hands on applications testing creating test plans collecting data and articulating value and benefit of products across various market segments
    • Generate customer facing and internal reports and presentations with clear messaging

  • This role will ensure data integrity by characterizing RFID product in RFID encoding systems and developing encode parameters
    • Formatting RFID media integration into RFID encoding systems collaborating with media design and printer engineering groups
    • Collaborate closely with other Avery Dennison groups including platform team system integrators and printer engineering
    • Work with document control systems responsible for updating critical spec documents for internal and customer use

  • This position has direct customer interaction to understand use cases and tagging requirements
    • Translate customer requirements into design of experiments to define and recommend RFID tagging solutions
    • Consult with market development managers sales team and customers with application testing and product recommendation
    • Responsible for the collection and analysis of customer and partner feedback on product samples
    • Conduct training on product performance to our marketing and product line management teams

  • The RFID Engineer works directly with several RFID hardware systems including readers printers handheld etc to ensure our products meet specifications
    • Scientific evaluation of RFID systems reporting on fit for use and capabilities
    • Create a market view of systems and how our tags and competitors perform



Avery Dennison has a long history of being a market leader. Your history is important to us. It should include the following:

  • Bachelor's degree with 1+ years engineering research scientific or related experience
  • Software engineering or development experience is preferred
  • Experience with application engineering processes: collect data interpret data translate to real world benefits and outcomes
  • Experience with RFID Wireless Communications protocols analog and power circuits and computer programming
  • Excellent analytical capability with the expertise to research and apply logical and scientific thinking to a wide range of technical problems
  • Previous experience with system hardware/software setup and integration
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and adapt to new situations
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive on a cross-functional team
  • Skilled with applicable computer systems such as Google Applications, Microsoft Office and function specific software
  • Strong math skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Keen interest in new technologies and their applications
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and relationship building, to work as an advisor to clients
  • Experience with roll to roll manufacturing industrial printing and RFID manufacturing is preferred
  • Experience with RF (radio frequency) or antenna theory and experience in high frequency ultra high frequency or microwave frequency is preferred
  • Experience with Six Sigma Lean and other manufacturing improvement methods is preferred
  • Experience with C, C++, C# .NET, Java, or similar as pertains to software and application development is preferred
  • Experience with scripting test protocols using Python is preferred
  • Experience with barcode scanner or controls equipment (PLCs) is preferred

Additional Information

Additional information We grow strong talent through stretch opportunities only restricted by your interests. We are committed to workplace diversity, both for employees and for the business. We are a force for good, embedded in industries and communities worldwide. We are challenging ourselves and others to reach higher and think bigger to improve the quality of all life. Avery Dennison is a great place to work for everyone. We offer:

  • Workplace & work hours flexibility
  • International environment
  • A growing team with good spirits!
  • Competitive total rewards
  • A place where you can develop and grow within the company

Avery Dennison is an equal opportunity employer.

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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.

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