Process Engineer
Avon Lake, OH 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), with 2021 revenues of $4.8 billion, provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:

  • 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 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 .

Job Summary

The Process Engineer is responsible for process improvement, standard cost and production variance analysis. Maintaining and setting process parameters in order to safeguard Quality Standards and Cost efficiency. Responsible for process testing plan and procedure, data analysis, and communication of results. Primary contact with Manufacturing and R&D for writing and communication of production specifications. Requires three plus years direct, relevant experience with the ability to operate with little to no direction.

Essential Functions

  • Monitors and revises processes to help generate cost savings and improve the quality and efficiency of products/processes.
  • Analyze data and initiate corrective actions for production related improvements.
  • Maintain and adjust process parameters in the ERP system.
  • Documentation and preparation of production specifications for manufacturing Avient products.
  • Investigation of production cost variances and root cause analysis.
  • Coordinates with R&D partners to establish quality and testing conditions for established Avient products.
  • Participates in resolution of plant production issues including troubleshooting.
  • Utilizes proven project management methods and skills to plan and execute a full range of project sizes and scopes, which may include capital.
  • Identify and implement improvement suggestions for extruder lines and associated equipment.
  • Commissioning of new lines including training documentation and instruction.
  • Ability to provide coverage, when necessary, on the off shifts for new product scale ups, trials or other engineering related improvements.
  • Participates in site's safety programs.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Engineering, Chemical/Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 3 - 5 years' experience within an operational/process engineering capacity ideally within the Chemicals/Polymer industry, specializing in compounding and extrusion.
  • Continuous improvement/lean six sigma experience preferred.

Additional Qualifications

  • Analysis
  • Organizational Skills
  • Partnering Globally
  • Communication at all levels
  • Achieving results with urgency
  • Influencing Skills
  • Results Driven
  • Lean Six Sigma experience


  • 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 Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 55 lbs. Specific vision abilities may be required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment ranges from normal office noise levels to loud.


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 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 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. #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
3+ years
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