Corporate Technology Technician
Avon Lake, OH 
Posted 1 month 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.

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 .


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.

Job Summary

Responsible for supporting Avient's efforts in the research and development of polymer products. Support includes primary processing as well as secondary processing and product characterization using equipment including single and twin screw extruders and injection molding machines. The primary focus will be on melt compounding and reactive extrusion operations.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct work in a safe, respectful and ethical manner
  • Set-up, operate, modify, and maintain melt compounding equipment
  • Process experimental materials in a consistent and reproducible manner for the purpose of scientific advancement
  • Configure and execute an experimental program with technical resources
  • Using state-of-the-art controls and data acquisition systems, obtain samples and record relevant data
  • Conduct various analysis and quality control testing to support operations within the process area
  • Support projects related to product development, process development and application development
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel and Word
  • Document activities and results in electronic laboratory notebook
  • Support equipment maintenance, spare parts inventory and record keeping
  • Maintain an organized and clean operating environment
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Familiarity with polymer processing is preferred
  • Mechanical aptitude preferred

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and bring projects to completion in a timely fashion
  • Must be able to effectively communicate one-on-one and in small group situations
  • Must have manual dexterity sufficient to use wide variety of standard equipment and ability to operate standard office equipment
  • Must have the ability to learn quickly to utilize software related to specific techniques


  • 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

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel objects or controls
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Requires use of safety equipment as dictated by work area such as safety glasses and shoes, dust mask, hard hat, respirator, face shield, hearing protection, chemical suit, gloves, aprons, etc
  • Work is inside and typical noise level fluctuates from moderate to loud

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
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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