Senior Application Development Technical Service Engineer (Mexico)
McHenry, IL  / San Antonio, TX 
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Job Description

Job Summary

The Application Development & Technical Service (ADTS) Engineer will be responsible for recommending appropriate Engineered Thermoplastics (ETP) and Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) for customer applications and optimizing customer processes, while also providing education/training on how to design applications and tooling. The candidate will also participate in the resolution of customer complaints, as needed. ADTS Engineer may also be responsible for developing testing plans and procedures, data analysis, and communication of results for new applications and product launches. Travel within North America, Central America, South America and Canada. Up to 50% may be required as needed.

Essential Functions

  • Support application evaluation and material selection
  • Attend process trials of new and existing products
  • Troubleshoot processing problems at existing customers
  • Engage customers on quality issues as well as process and technology questions
  • Create product part or mold design and processing/troubleshooting literature for each product line
  • Construct presentations and provide processing and design training to the customer
  • Interpret and analyze customer part drawings, mold filling simulation, elemental analysis, etc.
  • Additional support as needed to internal customers - Sales, Product Management, Technology, Manufacturing.
  • Familiarization of current and legacy product portfolio.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors in Plastics Engineering or related Engineering field required.
  • Advanced degree or experience a plus
  • 10+ year's related experience (including internship/co-op experience) preferred
  • Injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, thermoforming experience a plus


  • Strong injection molding and/or extrusion processing skills. Knowledge of other processing methods a plus
  • Strong mold and part design skills
  • Capability to think outside the box and work on cutting edge concepts
  • Proficiency with SolidWorks and Moldflow (or similar software)
  • Understanding of plastics materials and compounding processes
  • Performs work with speed and accuracy.
  • Adheres to internal Avient policies and rules. Interprets Technical Data sheets (TDS) / Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and provide proper instruction
  • 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.


  • Strong communication skills required, both oral and written (technical and non-technical)
  • Able to present ideas and results in a logical manner
  • Receptive to ideas and feedback
  • Responds to emails/calls and provides detailed reports in appropriate fashion and timeframe.
  • Understands project purpose and commitment required. Able to present ideas and results in a logical manner.
  • Can effectively communicate technical information with other functions that are non-technical.
  • Works seamlessly with others without difficulty.
  • Bi-lingual; Spanish and English is required.
  • Must be able to travel by car or airplane.

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to work in laboratory, plant and processing environments.
  • 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.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus, and ability to differentiate color.
  • 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.
  • Occasionally work in a manufacturing environment where the noise level is loud.
  • The individual will be required to work extensively at a computer screen and will, at times, sit at a desk for extended periods.

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

  • Avient integrates EHS&S into all aspects of our operations. Each position at Avient is responsible for complying with all applicable EHS&S requirements. Additionally, employees and management are responsible for reporting all EHS&S incidents immediately to ensure we keep EHS&S a priority within the organization.
  • Security includes physical security and cyber security.

Who We Are

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.

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
10+ years
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