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 30,000 employees in over 50 countries. Reported sales in 2019 were $7.1 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
ABOUT AVERY DENNISON INTELLIGENT LABELS:
Built on a legacy of innovation and materials science, Avery Dennison has embarked on a new era of opportunity. This is an opportunity to take the functional and traditional label and enable it with digital technologies that can give every item a unique digital identity and digital life.
This “intelligence applied” technology has the capability to enable a world of connected everything. A world where the 'who, what and where' of every physical, become points of irrefutable fact and absolute visibility. Provenance, authenticity, sourcing, history, real-time location; guaranteed for businesses and consumers throughout the entire supply chain and all the way to the home. At its most simple, a company with a legacy in “making labels” becomes a category-leading technology company making the Internet of Things a positive, transformative, world-wide reality for all of us. The label has always told us something about the product. Now it can tell us everything.
In February 2020, Avery Dennison acquired Smartrac, a leading manufacturer of RFID products. Combined with the Intelligent Labels business, we will leverage our deep industry knowledge and know-how in technology and innovation, R&D, quality and service to drive RFID and technology adoption across multiple industries. And we want you to be part of our journey!
As the Materials Specialist you will be leading our new technical materials research and evaluation for new antenna materials, substrates as well as for new adhesives and face films. You will be working as a part of our global research team to deliver new innovations to bolster our position as the innovation leader within the industry.
At Avery Dennison, we seek to ensure our products are sustainable and strive to lower our environmental footprint. As the Materials Specialist you will also play an important role in making sure we continue to choose the environmentally right materials for our new products and further develop our selection of environmentally friendly materials & processes.
In this role you will be working with technical materials related research, test & evaluation and sourcing for our UHF and HF/NFC products for global item-level tagging applications, including but not limited to apparel, supply chain, healthcare, automotive, and food markets. You will also work on creating and optimizing the process and related parameters for early stage pilots and Proof-of-Concepts. You will work closely with our global Product Development Teams and Operations to realize materials & process related new innovations as sellable products. In addition, you will collaborate with Product Management and Sales to gain understanding of future market needs for new types of technical raw material components.
In this role, you will:
Lead new technical materials research, test and evaluation.
Create Proof-of-Concepts and various prototypes using new technical materials & processes to test and evaluate their RF performance and reliability characteristics, process stability and suitability for mass manufacturing.
Work closely with Product Management and Operations to drive innovations and progress in our green products program.
Collaborate with Product Development and Operations to realize innovations into sellable products.
Partner together with various materials suppliers, technical institutes & universities to develop and study new, experimental technical materials.
Support Product Development Teams and Operations with technical materials know-how.
Seek to generate Intellectual Property on new technical materials & process innovations.
Work closely with our global field teams to understand the future market needs for new technical materials.
Master’s degree in materials or chemical engineering.
4+ years of experience with printable electronics materials, characterizing both conductive & dielectric materials and testing & evaluating adhesives (PSAs, hotmelts).
Experience in using materials testing related lab equipment.
Excellent communication skills in English.
It is a plus if you have:
Experience using (screen) printing techniques & devices.
We not only embrace change… we drive it. We work hard, push hard, and take brave risks. Our culture is innovative and collaborative - where bold ideas turn into action. 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:
- State of the art facilities
- Workplace & work hours flexibility
- International environment
- A growing team with good spirit!
- Competitive total rewards
Avery Dennison is an equal opportunity employer.
If you are interested in knowing more about our Diversity & Inclusion approach, please go to https://www.averydennison.com/en/home/about-us/diversity-and-inclusion.html