Corporate Engineer
Avon Lake, OH 
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Posted 21 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 .

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.

Corporate Engineer

General Summary:

This role supports Avient globally the areas project management, program support, manufacturing and continuous improvement / change management. Collaboration across businesses (manufacturing) and corporate functions (EHS, LSS, sourcing, IT) will be required to drive improvements in areas of engineering standards, program implementation, capital project management, and other areas of project need.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Corporate Engineer's primary focus areas are:

  • Collaborate across businesses and regions for engineering best practice development and implementation
  • Coordination of enterprise wide strategic capital project plans (e.g. MES).
  • MES engineering support including leading monthly Governance Council calls, cross business support and special projects
  • Liaison to sourcing relating to processing equipment and instrumentation / electrical - with a view to driving standardization.
  • Work with the businesses and corporate sourcing to develop standards for PolyOne's execution of project activity and for operations selection of equipment and instrumentation.
  • APEX deployment leader responsibility for global support
  • APEX site training, assessments and program support for regional sites
  • Support Co-Op and ELDP programs which may include recruiting, training and ongoing development
  • Support Avient Reliability Program as needed
  • Lead special projects across businesses
  • Manage or oversee special capital projects as needed
  • This role supports the Director Manufacturing Improvement and will support other strategic imperatives including Co-op and ELDP program support, lean manufacturing and other initiatives as required.
  • Other identified duties as needed

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Consistent high performer with demonstrated leadership capabilities. Able to work in a team environment. Holds themselves and team members accountable for a high level of performance. Very good informal influence skills.
  • Solid business acumen and a background enabling a detailed understanding of multi-functional business issues.
  • Strong knowledge of EHS requirements for operations.
  • Working knowledge of Quality Management Systems
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to acquire, assimilate, and analyze data from multiple systems and data sources using a variety of business intelligence and reporting tools. Ability to put structure and discipline around defined processes.
  • Project management skills including time management, planning, resource tracking, and data summarization, budgeting, and establishing workflow.
  • Detail oriented and able to manage to milestones and deadlines.
  • Results driven, flexible, and able to lead and influence across a matrix organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to communicate within a global organization.
  • Strong computer skills especially with spreadsheet applications (MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, Access). SAP knowledge a plus.
  • Observant and thorough while auditing to identify critical issues needing attention and opportunities for improvement.
  • Ability to analyze data and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to use statistical techniques and identify which ones are appropriate under various scenarios.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Consistent high performer with demonstrated leadership capabilities. Able to work in a team environment. Holds themselves and team members accountable for a high level of performance. Very good informal influence skills.
  • Solid business acumen and a background enabling a detailed understanding of multi-functional business issues.
  • Strong knowledge of EHS requirements for operations.
  • Working knowledge of Quality Management Systems
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to acquire, assimilate, and analyze data from multiple systems and data sources using a variety of business intelligence and reporting tools. Ability to put structure and discipline around defined processes.
  • Project management skills including time management, planning, resource tracking, and data summarization, budgeting, and establishing workflow.
  • Detail oriented and able to manage to milestones and deadlines.
  • Results driven, flexible, and able to lead and influence across a matrix organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to communicate within a global organization.
  • Strong computer skills especially with spreadsheet applications (MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, Access). SAP knowledge a plus.
  • Observant and thorough while auditing to identify critical issues needing attention and opportunities for improvement.
  • Ability to analyze data and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to use statistical techniques and identify which ones are appropriate under various scenarios.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
  • Minimum 2-5 years' experience in manufacturing with project management experience
  • Experience in Lean Six Sigma with Black Belt certification preferred.

Physical Demands

The characteristics listed below are representative of the physical and environmental 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.

  • Must be able to travel up to 50% of the time.
  • Must be able to traverse through all parts and all levels of a manufacturing plant.
  • Requires standing and sitting for prolonged periods of time, talking and listening

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. #LI-KF1


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
2 to 5 years
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