Production Operator
West Chicago, IL 
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Posted 11 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 www.avient.com.

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 at Avient 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 in hiring, promotion, development, compensation and advancement are based upon non-discriminatory factors such as, for example, qualifications, abilities, experience, and performance.

General Summary:


Position is responsible for the set up and operation of equipment which blends/mixes/packages/transports liquid or dry chemicals that comprise our customer products. Position ensures the highest quality product at the lowest possible costs while meeting customer specifications and delivery requirements in accordance with Avient Corporation policies and procedures.

Essential duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Sets up, starts and runs all machinery, checking all controls for adherence to operating/safety procedures and ISO standards.

* 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.

* Monitors production and equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation. Troubleshoots equipment and processing issues.

* Operates machinery to mix, extrude/discharge or handle materials according to operating procedures.

* Examines materials visually or physically to ensure conformance with established standards.

* May take samples of materials to lab for evaluation and instructions on any batch adjustments if needed.

* Refers issues/problems to Production Lead or Production/Shift Supervisor for disposition.

* Performs all required machine cleaning.

* Completes and maintains all required system inputs/transactions. Responsible for data integrity.

* Documents work completed as required including logs, data reports, procedures, etc.

* 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.

* Other duties as assigned.

Physical/Environ. Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk and/or hear. Occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds and occasionally handle up to 250 pounds. Specific vision abilities may require close vision, distance vision, color 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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with the exception of high noise areas. Proper personal safety equipment needs to be used while performing this job and that equipment is dictated by
the plant safety guidelines. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, dust, fumes, airborne particles, chemical dust, and risk of electric shock, vibration, non-hazardous chemical agents and outside weather conditions. 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 and risk of electrical shock.

Scope

Manufacturing Plant

Other

Reports to: Plant Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Production Supervisor, Shift Supervisor/Lead, Production Lead.

Qualifications:

Personal Skills - Manual Dexterity

Personal Skills - Quantitative Skills

Personal Skills - Reading/Comprehension

Software Skills - Microsoft Office

Software Skills - Microsoft Word

Software Skills - Internet

Software Skills - Microsoft Excel

Personal Skills - Conflict Resolution Skills

High School Diploma or GED

Cross Functional - Plastics Industry

Manufacturing - Colorant

Manufacturing - Mixing

Manufacturing - Extrusion

Manufacturing - Blending

Manufacturing - Industrial Operations

Manufacturing - Mechanical

Cross Functional - Problem Solving Techniques


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
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