Lewiston, ME 
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description

Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), with expected 2021 revenues of $4.6 to $4.7 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

* Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials 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 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


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.

Job Summary

Avient is seeking a Production Operator for its Lewiston, ME. location. The Production Operator will work from verbal/written instructions for the operation of extruder and blending equipment. The Production Operator may be required to operate multiple extruders simultaneously. The Production Operator operates as a team player to assist in meeting or exceeding customer expectations. Other duties may be assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Mix and/or blend materials to be used in production
  • Setup of extruder, water bath, pelletizer, classifier, weighing and packing equipment
  • Select proper feeds, speeds and temperatures from material history in computer system and process order
  • Seal, stencil and/or label containers of finished product and move to designated area
  • Run mixers and or hoppers as assigned
  • Transfer blended material into specified containers
  • Use appropriate handling equipment to load machines and move finished material
  • Use production orders and formula sheets. Monitor operation of blenders, feeders and extruding equipment
  • Maintain 5S Cleanliness of work area
  • Ensure participation and cooperation in company implemented ESHA programs. Follow all company safety rules
  • Accurately maintain necessary logs, data, or reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma (or GED) preferred, educational requirements may be offset with proven success in a substantially similar role and requisite years of business experience.
  • 1+ years related experience and/or training
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Computer knowledge
  • Experience with blending equipment and twin-screw extruders
  • SAP experience a plus


  • 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 operator is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The associate is frequently required to walk. The associate is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and talk or hear. The associate is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 55 lbs. Specific vision abilities may be required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the operator is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and exposure to some fumes from plastic compounding and some dust; hot or cold ambient work environment (Seasonal); standing on concrete floor; use of respirator required when exposed to dust or off-gassing. The noise level in the work environment ranges from normal office noise levels to loud.

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
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
1+ years
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