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Process Engineer



Mt Prospect, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 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 34,000 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:

  • Health & Wellness benefits starting on day 1 of employment
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401K eligibility
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program eligibility / Health Advocate
  • Paid vacation and Paid holidays
  • Annual uniform allotment
  • Safety shoe reimbursement program
  • Prescription safety eyeglass program

Job Description

Avery Dennison is looking for a Process Engineer for our Reflective Solutions business, focused on the traffic and safety industry. In this role, you will be responsible for designing innovative processes, increasing operational and process efficiency, and executing on complex engineering projects. To be successful, you will need a degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, have demonstrated consistent ability to successfully execute on complex engineering projects, and have a real passion for collaborative work in a team based environment.


  • Providing technical support to the site operations including optimizing the· manufacturing processes, electroforming process, reduce production cost, scrap and set-up time, maximize productivity and support quality enhancements, and increasing throughput, production capabilities and efficiencies

  • Providing application support to the customers by solving converting issues at customer locations

  • Solving process issues associated with process equipment and/or product performance

  • Supporting safety initiatives, programs and daily requirements

  • Supporting Marketing and Product Development teams during new product communications

  • Lead cost-out initiatives on specific products to lower cost by maintaining the same level of quality thus improving margins on the products

  • Conducting process and equipment evaluations and develop operating parameters;

  • Developing and maintaining a network of reputable vendors/suppliers and drive facility-wide continuous improvement initiatives

  • Working in conjunction with R&D on the development, scale-up, and commercialization of new products and technology platforms;

  • Conducting process optimization DOE’s in order to increase line speeds, decrease changeover times, and improve product yields; and,

  • Maintaining process condition database for constructions produced on the assigned production lines.

  • Providing leadership for production by creating a motivating environment for team members to meet and exceed facility goals for safety, service, quality, productivity, cost, and inventory control targets

  • Ensuring execution of standard operating procedures, quality standards cycle counts, safety and housekeeping audits, and ISO corrective actions

  • Collaborating and partnering with technical and support resources in resolving problems and developing improved manufacturing and support processes through lean sigma and six sigma tools

  • Promoting safety as the most important value in the organization by actively enforcing all Environmental, Health and Safety policies & procedures and assuring participation of team members in required safety training

  • Participating in investigation and implementation of corrective action plans


  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical / Mechanical / Metallurgical Engineering

  • Strong quantitative, analytical capability, statistical analysis skills and data driven

  • Minimum of 4 or more years of related Process Engineering work experience Manufacturing environment.

  • Understanding of applicable computer software and systems, such as Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes, and function specific software (e.g. PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Autocad, Solidworks)

  • Attention to detail & organizational skills

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Advanced troubleshooting skills are critical for this role. Thinking "out of the box"

  • Six Sigma certification is preferred

  • PE certification is a plus

  • Electroforming experience is a plus

  • Effective interpersonal skills dealing with people at various levels and in a variety of functions.

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.

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