Composite Test Engineer
Birmingham, AL 
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Job Description

DESCRIPTION:

Avient Corporation provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:

* Dyneema, the world's strongest fiber, enables unmatched levels of performance and protection for end-use applications, including ballistic personal protection, marine and sustainable infrastructure and outdoor sports

* 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 10,000 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:

Avient Corporation is a world-class sustainable organization built on innovation, collaboration, and employee development. We are committed to providing a supportive and dynamic work environment where our diverse associates can grow and succeed, as well positively impacting our planet and the communities we serve. Our Great Place to Work culture, values, and benefits make Avient an employer of choice for top talent.

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.

Job Summary

Essential Functions

* Advises the business, suppliers, and customers in the development of Quality plans to ensure the flow down of requirements.

* Oversees the development of methods, procedures and metrics to ensure quality standards and practices.

* Advises on development of methods for testing and approval of products, processes, and equipment and measurement systems to ensure manufacturing and test readiness.

* Establishes statistical confidence by identifying sample size and acceptable error, and determining levels of confidence.

* Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data; and making recommendations.

* Ensures quality processes conform to corporate and business safety, health, and environmental protocols and standards.

* Perform and lead materials testing to ensure products' compliance to specifications.

* Train and supervise quality technicians to conduct existing and newly developed test methods and properly document results as part of QC process.

* Lead in root-cause investigations of customer or technical issues through testing, and author internal and external reports.

* Collaborate with Quality Manager to ensure compliance of QC records to standards.

* Review and approve QC specifications and other documents for technical accuracy.

* Contribute to customer-facing activities on quality testing related topics.

* Participate in Plant's R&D and other technical projects as needed.

* Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, benchmarking state-of-the-art practices, participating in professional societies.

* Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

o BS in Engineering from ABET accredited institution in Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related field

o Experience with thermal and mechanical testing of polymers and/or fiber-reinforced composites

o Strong analytical skills, including experience applying statistical methods

o Capacity to work independently from general supervision (must be self-motivated once given direction/guidance)

o Excellent organizational skills with the ability to perform multiple tasks and obtain results working within strict timeframes

o Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary environment

o Focus on attention to detail

o Proficient in MS Office software including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Additional Qualifications

o 5 years of hands-on materials testing, with an emphasis on thermal and mechanical testing of polymers and fiber-reinforced composites

o Master's (or Ph.D.) in Engineering from ABET accredited institution, preferably Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical, Chemical, or a closely related field

o Experience in a manufacturing environment

o Experience managing or directing the work of others, e.g. technicians

o Hands-on experience with SAP or similar ERP systems

o Familiarity with Lean Six Sigma principles

o Demonstrated use of statistical process control methods

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

Environmental, Health, Safety, & Security (EHS&S) Requirements

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
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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