Avery Dennison is looking for an Application Specialist to become the technical lead for our digital printing platforms focused on ink-jet inks including general printing monitoring of printer performance. This role will independently tests ink products for market segments served by digital ink products. Products include formulated inks and media. To be successful, you must possess and promote an understanding of product design-performance, including printing, print-heads, wave-forms, etc. This role will require 10 to 15% travel.
Help in the verification, analysis and troubleshooting inks including jetting, chemical compatibility, drying, fastness, substrate compatibility, print-head compatibility, curing, etc.
Image quality analysis.
Improve the reliability of inks by evaluating the interaction with ink-jet print-heads, curing and mechanics of the printer.
Be the main contact with the customer with regards to printing, color and printing performance. Maximize printing quality and output including printer set up, maintenance and calibration. Manage multiple product development projects.
Short-term troubleshooting to address customer complaints.
Work closely with commercial teams in the design and development of new products, including VOC analysis, CTQ-mapping and cost-benefit analysis.
Utilize Enterprise Lean Sigma (ELS) tools and methodologies and follow the stage gate process in product development projects.
Follow all corporate safety policies and procedures. Practice good housekeeping and proper safety procedures in accordance to company standards.
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Polymer Engineering or related field.
3 to 5 years of experience in inks, topcoats, or printing industry.
Basic knowledge of pigment and/or dye formulations used in the design of inks would be an added advantage.
Experience with digital ink-jet printing.
Familiarity with related equipment such as laminators, electronic plotters and cutters is preferred.
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.