Material Handler
McHenry, IL 
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Posted 5 days ago
Job Description

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 .

WHY AVIENT:

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

Position is an entry-level Material Handler position within the manufacturing area, primarily responsible for performing weigh-up or packaging duties within the production department. Ensures the highest quality product at the lowest possible cost and meets customer specifications and delivery requirements in accordance with Avient policies and procedures.

Essential Functions

  • Obtains the correct documentation for the batch.
  • Ensures the correct ingredients are delivered to the work area. May be required to obtain the correct ingredients for mixing and weigh out the ingredients to meet the recipe specifications.
  • Sets up and starts any weigh-up or packaging machinery, checking all controls for adherence to operating/safety procedures.
  • Notifies appropriate personnel of any issues, problems or concerns in a timely manner.
  • Safely and neatly processes, batch off, screen, cut up, package and/or skid material to correct size/container according to customer specifications.
  • Accurately supplies/supports Production Operators with appropriate materials/functions to efficiently keep all equipment operational.
  • Performs all required machine cleaning.
  • Completes and maintains required paperwork and/or documents.
  • Follows and complies with all safety and work rules and regulations.
  • Maintains departmental housekeeping standards.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience

  • US High School diploma, GED equivalency or equivalent experience
  • 1 year of related manufacturing/warehouse experience.
  • Fork Lift certification perferred.

Additional Qualifications

  • Must be able to read/comprehend written and oral instructions in English; read and comprehend safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, problem solving techniques and conflict conflict resolution skills.
  • Must be able to write legibly to keep records and to correspond.
  • Must have strong mathemical skill to add, subtract, multiply and divide and the ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate one-on-one and in small group situations.
  • Requires matching proficiency, including the ability to color match.
  • Must have ability to reason and address problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Must have manual dexterity sufficient to use a wide variety of standard lab equipment including a scale, ovens, viscometers and the ability to operate standard office equipment such as a computer, a calculator, telephone, fax, and photocopier.

Competencies

  • 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 (8 to 12hrs per shift) required to:

  • stand, walk, or sit
  • stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and talk or hear
  • use hands to finger
  • handle or feel objects, tools, or controls
  • occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs
  • specific vision abilities required include:
    • close vision
    • distance vision
    • color vision
    • peripheral vision
    • depth perception
    • ability to adjust focus

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The characteristics listed below are representative of the work environment typically encountered by an individual while performing the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

The employee is occasionally exposed to:

    • moving mechanical parts
    • fumes or airborne particles
    • vibration
    • noise level in the work environment ranges from normal office noise levels to loud noise

Employees are required to wear mandatory PPE (8 to 12hrs per shift) which include:

    • long sleeve uniform shirts
    • hearing protection
    • steel toe shoes/boots
    • safety glasses
    • specific gloves when performing specific tasks
    • face shield, if required by work area

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and use foot/feet to operate machine. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds and frequently move more than 250 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision, distance 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. Work is inside and the typical noise level is loud. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; and explosives. Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.

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 Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1+ years
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