Production Operator
Minneapolis, MN 
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Posted 5 days ago
Job Description

Opportunity for you to work with a great company! Paid vacation time and 401k match vested Day 1!

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

Full time opportunities are available in our production department. Associates will support the set up and operation of equipment which blends / mixes / packages / transports liquid or dry chemicals that comprise our customer products. It is critical to ensure the highest quality product at the lowest possible costs while meeting customer specifications and delivery requirements in accordance with Avient Corporation policies and procedures, and this role will help to ensure this.

Essential Functions

  • Weighs ingredients to meet recipe specification and inserts into machinery, or ensures the correct ingredients are delivered to the work area and inserts pre-blended materials into machinery.
  • Supports Production Operators as they run machinery to mix, extrude, or handle materials according to operating procedures.
  • Supports Production Operators in packaging finished products and using pallet jacks, drum dollies, or carts to move finished goods to proper storage locations.
  • Examines materials visually or physically to ensure conformance with established standards.
  • Refers issues / problems to Lead or Shift Supervisor for disposition.
  • Supports all required machine cleaning.
  • Participates in training, retraining and continual improvement processes and methods.
  • Follows and complies with all safety and work rules and regulations. Maintains departmental housekeeping standards.
  • Separates customer orders. Pulls and stages orders. Repacks material if required to meet customer specifications.
  • As required, makes boxes, packs, labels and locates materials.
  • Ensures all products are properly labeled.
  • May perform functions/transactions in SAP
  • 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

Competencies

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. The most critical for success in this role include:

  • Communicates Effectively
  • Customer Focus
  • Action Oriented
  • Collaborates
  • Being Resilient
  • Instills Trust
  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness
  • Situational Adaptability

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.

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