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Customer Quality Engineer



Customer Service, Quality Assurance
Mentor, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 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

The Material Quality Consultant (MQC) serves as the customer’s point of contact for material-related quality complaints and works to ensure issues encountered by customers are resolved. Material-related quality problems can occur anywhere within the product’s supply chain, from supplier through to end-users. The MQC establishes the problem statement for each complaint and works to solve the problem:

  • Interacts with the customer via email and telephone to collect and record information relating to quality issues.

  • Follow standard work processes to discern whether or not the issue results from Avery Dennison’s processes or is a processing issue at the Customer.

  • Tests affected material against established specifications and provides diagnosis/recommendations for purchased products testing outside of quality specifications or having poor performing characteristics.

  • Uses problem solving methods to identify and resolve issues that are not revealed as a result of the testing standard work processes. This includes the use of

  • Interacts as needed with Sales, RTM’s, Facilities, PTI, Technical Leads, Customer Service (ACs and SCs), site resources, and divisional technical resources to acquire information pertinent to understanding and resolving customer quality issues.

  • Suggests on-site RTM support if needed to discern whether it is an Avery Dennison processing issue or a customer processing issue.

  • Is responsible for the claim handling process from evaluation to credit generation. Claims process includes giving customers’ traceability information, providing material disposition, assigning corrective action letters, and sending samples to a responsible manufacturing location.

  • Ensures that we are responsive to customer needs through timely processing of complaints. Uses a positive demeanor when responding to customer complaints.

  • Provides customer requested documentation of claim details and provides proactive claim status updates when there are new findings.

  • Acts as a customer advocate, providing valuable feedback to the organization on customer satisfaction.

  • Serves as a neutral party between customer and organization in claim investigation.

  • Pulls, analyzes, and summarizes quality performance data for the customer.

  • Identifies quality trends (i.e. unique to material, manufacturing process, or customer) to initiate quality project support to resolve repeating, ongoing issues.

  • Collects material samples for site investigation and divisional A3 support.

  • Provides training when needed to both team members and external personnel.

  • Develops area of technical expertise to act as subject matter expert within the MQC team.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related fields required, preferably in an engineering field.

  • Minimum 1-2 years related experience.

  • Ability to balance multiple tasks - the role requires that you will be working on 20+ claims at the same time

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Attention to detail & organizational skills

  • High degree of accuracy, time-management and priority setting skills

  • Collaborator. Work well with peers and people at all levels of an organization, both internally and externally.

  • Strong customer service skills - written, verbal and telephone communication skills

  • Reliable and Dependable. One who can be there when needed and deliver consistent results.

  • Adhesive and Silicone Coating & Label Printing process knowledge preferred.

  • Understanding of applicable computer software and systems, such as Google Platforms, Microsoft Office, and function-specific software (EBS, Oracle), Minitab

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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