Process Engineer - Compounding

  • Full-time

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

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

Job Description

We are looking for a Process Engineer at our Painesville, OH facility. In this role, you will be focused on improving the performance of our operations to achieve production excellence. As part of our team, you will work cross-functionally within Supply Chain, Operations, Environmental, Health & Safety and Quality in projects. Ability to work multiple functions and influence others is key to the role.

What you’ll be doing:

In your role as Process Engineer, delivering on these responsibilities is critical to success:

  • Support day to day product and process operations in compounding

  • Support of the scale-up of new products and in the improvement of existing products.

  • Support preventive maintenance plan on compounding asset

  • Work closely with Master Scheduler and operations team to ensure optimal schedule sequence, relay performance to schedule interruptions, and make course corrections to minimize customer impact and improve production efficiencies

  • Lead trials and SOP changes

  • Manage all aspects of Standard Operating Conditions Program

  • Troubleshoot daily operational challenges; first point of contact for shift teams

  • Lead process improvement teams identifying and calling out all areas of improvement

  • Research and identify root cause on customer complaints. Work with team to develop and implement corrective action plan and implementation.

  • Working across functional boundaries and collaborate with various business disciplines in a significant manner - laboratory, manufacturing, engineering, sales, and marketing functions as needed to carry out assignments.

  • Serve as an authority in data analysis and statistical tools

  • Maintain accountability for the key performance indicators - Safety, losses, productivity and quality.

  • Complete capital and expense projects to drive safety, quality, and productivity.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Industrial engineering related preferred.


  • 2+ years Operations Engineering or related experience. Experience in a 24/7 continuous environment preferred.

  • Lean and six sigma manufacturing experience

  • Data analysis and using statistical tools

  • Web handling experience preferred.

  • Strong communication skills to successfully build rapport with the operations, maintenance and commercial teams


  • Flex work schedule as required to cover off shift and weekend production

  • Agent of change. Identify, initiate, execute, control, and audit.

  • Work with quantitative analysis and models for decision-making and problem solving.

  • Able to conduct research, prepare comprehensive reports and present complex statistical information in a clear and succinct fashion.

  • Can demonstrate process trouble shooting ability.

  • Can evaluate multiple variables to arrive at the optimum solution.

  • Competency in objective setting, and providing appropriate situational leadership to execute these strategies.

  • Ability to take on increased responsibility, special initiatives, and leadership role.

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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