Production Operator
North Haven, CT 
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:

Under the direction of the Shift Leader and Production Supervisor/Manager, the Production Associate is responsible for the set up and operation of equipment which blends/mixes/packages/transports the liquid or dry chemicals that comprise our customer products. The Production Associate ensures the highest quality product at the lowest possible costs while meeting customer specifications and delivery requirements in accordance with PolyOne Corporation policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrates & meets qualification on blending, packaging, weighing operations & fork lift.
  • Demonstrates team work in all phases of operation.
  • Sets up and starts all machines, checking all controls for adherence to mixing or packaging 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 procedure.
  • Examines materials visually or physically to ensure conformance with established standards
  • May take samples of materials to lab for evaluations and instructions

Required Skill:

  • Must be able to read/comprehend written and oral instructions in English
  • Must be able to read and comprehend safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and product recipes/materials
  • Must have mathematical skill to add, subtract, multiply and divide and to apply these skills 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.

Required Education & Experience:

  • US High School diploma, GED equivalency or equivalent experience
  • Six (6) months to one (1) year of industrial/manufacturing experience


The characteristics listed below are representative of the physical demands required by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
  • stand 8 to 12hrs per shift
  • use hands to finger 8 to 12hrs per shift
  • handle and/or feel and reach with hands and arms 8 to 12hrs per shift
  • required to walk 8 to 12hrs per shift
  • required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and talk or hear 8 to 12hrs per shift
  • occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 55 lbs
  • specific vision abilities required include:
  • close vision
  • depth perception
  • ability to adjust focus
  • color vision


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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to:
  • moving mechanical parts
  • fumes or airborne particles
  • 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:
  • hearing protection when on production floor
  • steel toe shoes/boots when on production floor
  • specific gloves when performing specific tasks

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
6 years
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