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Process Technician



fitchburg, ma, usa
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Company Description

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.

At Avery Dennison, some of the great benefits we provide are:

  • Competitive starting wage: Range of $18-$35 per hour (plus $1.75 per hour shift differential), with potential for higher compensation based on experience and qualifications
  • Health & Wellness benefits starting on day 1 of employment
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401K eligibility
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program eligibility / Health Advocate
  • Paid vacation, sick time, and holidays

Job Description

The Fastener Solutions Division of Avery Dennison is a worldwide manufacturer of plastic fastening systems used in the automotive, apparel, retail, industrial and packaging industries. Our three-shift injection molding and extrusion operation is located in Fitchburg, MA. The Fastener Solutions Division is ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 certified.

The successful candidate will ensure that equipment is functioning and operating at top efficiency and quality. This position is a technical role, responsibilities to include equipment start-ups, monitoring / adjusting machine parameters, assisting in changeovers and handling process and equipment issues. We are looking for candidates aspiring to develop skills in troubleshooting, diagnosis, and corrective action. This role will need to be continually learning and absorbing knowledge from established/senior process technicians and applying what they learn. 3rd shift: 11PM-7AM

Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Run and oversee all aspects of the plastic extrusion process, including setup, operation, and troubleshooting of machinery.
  • Collaborate closely with line inspectors and packers to uphold product quality and meet production goals.
  • Use precision instruments to monitor meters, gauges, temperatures, and pressures to maintain adherence to production specifications.

  • Configure machines with precision to accommodate varying production needs and ensure optimal performance.

  • Conduct regular tests and inspections to verify product quality according to established procedures.

  • Actively participate in process improvement initiatives to enhance product quality, increase efficiency, and reduce waste.

  • Maintain accurate production records and promptly report any equipment malfunctions or deviations from process standards.


  • HS diploma or GED required. A preferred candidate will have additional targeted technical education in plastics materials or in manufacturing machine processing
  • Minimum 3yrs of experience in plastic extrusion or similar manufacturing environments
  • Ability to interpret technical documents and follow detailed instructions.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills.
  • Commitment to safety, quality, and efficiency.
  • Effective communication and teamwork skills.

Additional Information

Physical Requirements

Bending, squatting, pushing, pulling, visual acuity, climbing stairs and ladders, driving a fork truck and lifting up to 50 pounds
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