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Production Operator Job in Avon Lake, Ohio US

Production Operator

Avient Corporation - Avon Lake, OH

Posted: 3/24/2021 - Expires: 6/22/2021

Job ID: 225603105


Job Description

Avient Corporation (formerly PolyOne Corporation), with 2019 revenues of$2.9 billion, provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:

Barrier technologies that preserve the shelf-life and quality of food, beverages, medicine and other perishable goods through high-performance materials that require less plastic

Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation

Breakthrough technologies that minimize wastewater and improve the recyclability of materials and packaging across a spectrum of end uses

Avient employs approximately 9,100 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care and a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. For more information, visit


At Avient, we strive for a culture of trust and engagement. Our associates are leading company initiatives such as Lead by Women, HYPE and Pride to advance diversity in professional and personal development. We also provide our associates with robust development programs such as Avient Academy, Lean Six Sigma, and various leadership workshops to allow for career growth in a variety of ways. With workplace flexibility, health and wellness programs, casual dress days, and paid time off for community service, we are committed to building upon our positive momentum.

At Avient, we believe diversity of ideas and backgrounds gives us the creativity to be successful in a rapidly changing world. In support of this, we stress equality of opportunity for all qualified individuals in accordance with applicable laws. Decisions on hiring, promotion, development, compensation or advancement are based solely on a person's qualifications, abilities, experience and performance.

Starting hourly rate at $18 per hourwith at least two (2) years of manufacturing experience, extrusion experience preferred.

This role will also pay the following retention bonuses: $250 at 90 days employed&$250 at 180 days employed.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Shift Leader and Production Supervisor, the 2nd shift Production Operator is responsible for the set up and operation of equipment which blends/mixes/extrudes/packages/ transports the liquid or dry chemicals that comprise our customer products. The Production Operator ensures the highest quality product at the lowest possible costs while meeting customer specifications and delivery requirements in accordance with Avient policies and procedures. Work hours are 10PM - 6AM.

Essential Functions

Demonstrates & meets qualification on blending, packaging, weighing operations & fork lift.

N Demonstrates team work in all phases of operation.

Sets up and starts all machines, checking all controls for adherence to procedures.

Weighs ingredients to meet recipe specification and inserts into machinery.

Monitors production and equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation. Troubleshoots equipment and processing issues.

Operates machinery to mix, discharge or handle materials according to operating procedures.

Examines materials visually or physically to ensure conformance with established standards.

May take samples of materials to lab for evaluations and instructions.

Refers issues/problems to lead/supervisor for disposition.

Performs all required machine cleaning

Completes and maintains all required computer inputs. Responsible for data integrity.

Documents work completed as required including logs, data reports, procedures, etc.

Participates in training, retraining and continual improvement processes and methods.

Maintains departmental housekeeping standards.

Supports the vision, mission and guiding principles of the company.

Follows all rules, laws and procedures related to HS&E, ISO and other regulations.

Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

US High School diploma or GED equivalency

Two (2) years of industrial/manufacturing experience

Experience operating a forklift is preferred

Additional Qualifications

Must have mathematical skill to add, subtract, multiply and divide and to apply these skill to weights, measures of volume and distance.

Must effectively communicate in writing and verbally in English.

Competency in computer and PC software including email, internet, and MS office.

Must have manual dexterity for hand tools of various types.

Must be able to drive fork lift.

Must have problem solving skills and some mechanical aptitude.


Each position at Avient focuses on eight Core Competencies as a Leader of Self. Additionally, management positions focus on Leadership Competencies as a Leader of Others and/or a Leader of the Business. These competencies are designed to drive behavior that will ultimately help our associates excel at their current roles, while supporting individual and career development.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk and/or hear. Occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds and occasionally handle up to 250 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Requires the use of safety equipment as dictated by the work area such as safety glasses and shoes, dust mask, hard hat, respirator, face shield, hearing protection, chemical suit, gloves, aprons, etc. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with the exception of high noise areas. Proper personal safety equipment needs to be used while performing this job and that equipment is dictated by the plant safety guidelines. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, dust, fumes, airborne particles, chemical dust, and risk of electric shock, vibration, non-hazardous chemical agents and outside weather conditions. Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to vibration.

Avient Corporation is a drug free workplace. Avient is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran's status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law.

PolyOne is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status, or other legally protected classification in the state in which a person is seeking employment. PolyOne will use E-Verify to ensure employment eligibility of newly hired employees where required.

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Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
High school graduate
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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