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Avery Dennison Compounder - Various Shifts in Lowell, Indiana

Company Description

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 more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2020 were $7.0 billion. Learn more at

Job Description

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a Compounder for our plant in Lowell, Indiana. As a Compounder, you will compound production vinyls to strict quality standards to be run on cast lines. We are interested in individuals who are great teammates and are able to accept and respond to multitask assignments quickly. In addition, you are motivated toward productivity improvements, quality conscientiousness, and hold safety as a value. Being our Compounder, you have an attention to detail and are able to inspect, detect, and correct product quality according to standards.

Typical work hours are Monday through Friday on either B Shift (3PM-11PM) or C Shift (11PM-7AM).

What you will be doing:

The primary role and responsibility of this role will be:

  • Producing compounds by following standard operating procedures and specifications or instructions of higher level technical personnel. Monitoring controls and guidelines to ensure adherence to production/process specifications.

  • Optimizing the use of equipment to assure casting lines have material ready

  • Ensuring updated and current production schedules are followed sequentially and production status is communicated to next shift

  • Accurately performing computer entry to record material transactions and operating data

  • Maintaining production records and logs of equipment and product performance.

  • Expediting the turnaround of color adds in batch shading

  • Assisting the Color Lab with quality testing and other duties, NOT including color matching.

  • Communicating and following escalation procedures if any delays or bottlenecks caused by process, quality, equipment, and raw materials to Color Lab and supporting staff

  • Assisting in equipment maintenance activities as needed

  • Supporting Six Sigma projects and activities

  • Following all health, safety and housekeeping procedures, policies and practices. Consistently working in a safe manner with regard to self, co-workers and manufacturing systems.

  • Maintaining a safe and clean work area (5S)

  • Supporting safety, quality and continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Teamwork: Assisting and supporting other team members in meeting department and site goals. Participating and sharing in performing all tasks necessary to run the facility. Contributing and participating in team decision making. Providing support in project work and other special requests.

  • Performing all other functions, as necessary.


What you will need to bring to the team:


  • GED/High school diploma or higher


  • Previous manufacturing experience preferred (previous compounding experience desirable)

  • You will regard safety as a core value; serving as role model for other employees and encouraging adherence to safety practices, policies and procedures.

  • You will need to have a strong service and quality focus; addressing issues effectively when problems arise and taking initiative to understand root cause, then communicating / educating the team in a timely manner.

  • Ability to operate compounding equipment (mixers, versator, dispenser, etc.)

  • You will be required to show proficiency with computer applications.

  • You will be required to possess sufficient math skills


  • Ability to obtain forklift operator's license and complete HAZDOP Training

  • You will need to be able and willing to work overtime, including short-notice requests.

  • Able to perform the essential functions and physical requirements of the job

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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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