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Production Associate

Company: Avient
Location: Carolina Beach
Posted on: May 16, 2022

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 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/Operator 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/Operator 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 procedures.
Examines materials visually or physically to ensure conformance with established standards.
May take samples of materials to lab for evaluations and instructions.
Refers issues/problems to lead/supervisor for disposition.
Performs all required machine cleaning
Completes and maintains all required computer inputs. 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.
Maintains departmental housekeeping standards.
Supports the vision, mission and guiding principles of the company.
Follows all rules, laws and procedures related to HS&E, ISO and other regulations.
Other projects/duties as assigned or needed.

Required Skill:
Must be able to read/comprehend written and oral instructions in English; 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 or GED equivalency or equivalent experience
Six (6) months to one (1) year of industrial/manufacturing experience

Additional Qualifications

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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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 up to12hrs per shift
use hands to finger 8 to 12hrs per shift
handle and/or feel and reach with hands and arms up to 12hrs per shift
required to walk up 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

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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
uniforms
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.

Keywords: Avient, Wilmington , Production Associate, Professions , Carolina Beach, North Carolina

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