R&D Technician

Adecco is assisting a local client in recruiting for an R&D Technician job in Mentor, OH 44060.  This position will be working with Materials Science and the Analytical group which is responsible for developing, optimizing and characterizing material technologies worldwide.  In this role, the successful candidate will conduct product performance testing and characterization, as well as possess expertise in a testing area or material component to help establish test methods and provide analysis for project teams in a leading company where individual and team success are recognized and rewarded.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Perform routine analytical tests including but not limited to chromatography, FTIR, Raman, microscopy, physical property measurements, chemical reaction, separation and product performance testing, prototyping, etc. under the supervision of senior technical staff members.
  • Ability to interface and collaborate with technical teams to help perform testing and provide results for further analysis.
  • Proactively develop and update test methods.
  • Forecast promise date completion with all assigned requests, managing time to juggle multiple requests while ensuring on time completion.
  • Creating sample material according to our standard procedure.
  • Conducting requested tests according to our standard procedure with high accuracy.
  • Create and maintain technical documentation and reporting data to the customer/colleague
  • Able to handle multiple work streams concurrently.
  • Cooperation with the different colleagues and functions within all Avery divisions and external parties (i.e. Marketing, other areas of R&D, Suppliers/Customers).
  • Ensuring that all actions comply with our safety and quality procedures.


Required Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Materials, Polymer, Paper, and/or Films Science or related degree preferred.
  • Minimum 1-2 years of lab experience.
  • Exceptional candidates with 5-10 years’ experience will be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Must demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills coupled with creativity, versatility and analytical thinking in designing experiments to solve technical problems.
  • Must possess excellent hands-on experimentation skills including wet-lab skills. Prior experience in adhesives or plastics industries is an advantage.
  • Fast learner, meticulous attention to detail and scientific curiosity.
  • Proficient computer skills (familiarity with Google, Microsoft- and other software).
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Well-organized and with a service-oriented attitude.
  • Can-do attitude: skilled in executing experiments and trials per instruction; demonstrated scientific acumen and strategic thinking in obtaining results.
  • Skilled in developing documentation of experimental results and interpretations.
  • Skilled in making moderately complex mathematical computations.
  • Proven experience in completing moderately complex technical assignments without immediate supervision; analyzing moderately complex data and preparing effective reports and recommendations.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to both summarize critical results and to write in-depth technical reports.
  • Skilled in interfacing effectively with cross-functional groups to define and execute overall requirements.
  • Solid scientific and engineering knowledge and experience in specific field.
  • Capable of working in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • Environmental awareness and safety conscious.



The pay rate for this position is $24.00 an hour. This is a long-term temporary opportunity with the possibility to lead to a full-time job.


Adecco provides one of the most comprehensive benefits package in the industry to contract workers. Benefits are available to you as a contractor after one week of employment.


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