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Associate Engineer - 2023 Leadership Development Program Job in Avon Lake, Ohio US

Associate Engineer - 2023 Leadership Development Program

Avient Corporation - Avon Lake, OH

Posted: 10/4/2022 - Expires: 1/2/2023

Job ID: 247900115


Job Description

Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), with 2021 revenues of $4.8 billion, provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:

Unique technologies that improve the recyclability of products and enable recycled content to be incorporated, thus advancing a more circular economy
Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation and reduce carbon footprint
Sustainable infrastructure solutions that increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural resource conservation and fiber optic / 5G network accessibility

Avient employs approximately 8,400 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and certified Great Place to Work.  For more information, visit .

Job Summary

The Engineering Leadership Development Program accelerates professional development by placing participants in multiple engineering related roles during a two-year rotational program working with different Avient teams within a business. Individuals get hands-on experience by going through three or more rotations (depending on function and/or geographic) gaining key technical, project management, and leadership competencies.  Each of these assignments will support a wide range of projects and activities focused on adding real value for the business and driving improvement in the critical processes of Avient.

The program will place the individual in different facets of business operations including, for example, plant operations or supply chain operations. Individuals will participate in Lean Six Sigma Training and certification. During each phase of assignment, Engineering Associates will establish relationships with peers and leaders, learn fundamentals and be provided mentoring from the program manager and business level leadership. Upon completion of the program, individuals will be placed in a full time role within Avient that best suits their personal and professional goals and matches the business needs.

Essential Functions

Develop, design and communicate manufacturing processes.
Monitor and revise processes to generate cost savings and improve the quality and efficiency of the product and / or process.
Responsible for activities related to the development of new processes including researching current and emerging technologies, evaluating process cost, quality and safety.
Identify and solve issues with processes and equipment. Troubleshoot possible causes and coordinate the activities of maintenance, production and other available resources to implement cost effective solutions.
Manage capital project activity for the specification and installation of new equipment.
Own change management projects to drive process improvement.
Interact with Senior Management, build relationships with other employees across the globe and make a difference in Avient's future success.

Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Science, or related field.
1+ years of experience preferred (can include strong internship experience).
Must graduate by the program start date, but no more than one year prior.

Additional Qualifications

Willing to relocate and travel


Each position at Avient focuses on eight Core Competencies as a Leader of Self.  These competencies are designed to drive behavior that will ultimately help our associates excel at their current roles, while supporting individual and career development.


At Avient, we strive for a culture of trust and engagement. Our associates are leading company initiatives such as LEAD by Women, HYPE (Harnessing Young Professionals), Pride and EMBRACE 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.

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.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
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