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Production Operator

Job in Glendale - Maricopa County - AZ Arizona - USA , 85301
Company: AVIENT
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-08-02
Job specializations:
  • Manufacturing
    Material Handler, Machine Operator, Manufacturing Production, Production Supervisor
  • Production
    Material Handler, Production Supervisor
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Avient Corporation (formerly PolyOne Corporation), with 2019 revenues of $2.9 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 that require less plastic

* Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, 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 9,100 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care® and a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. 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 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

Production Operators starting at $17/hr. No waiting period for medical benefits or 401(k). Paid vacation and holidays. Opportunities for advancement.

Glendale, Arizona - This position requires 3 - 5 years of experience in a manufacturing facility. Extrusion experience is a plus. In this position, you will be running extrusion lines, cleaning, weighing and adding powder resins into production lines to ensure the highest quality product for our customers. Forklift certification is a plus.

Essential Functions

* Sets up, starts and runs all machinery, checking all controls for adherence to operating/safety procedures and ISO standards.

* Weighs ingredients to meet recipe specification and inserts into machinery, or ensures the correct ingredients are delivered to the work area and inserts pre-blended materials into machinery.

* Monitors production and equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation. Troubleshoots equipment and processing issues.

* Operates machinery to mix, extrude/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 evaluation and instructions on any batch adjustments if needed.

* Refers issues/problems to Production Lead or Production/Shift Supervisor for disposition.

* Performs all required machine cleaning.

* Completes and maintains all required system inputs/transactions. 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.

* Follows and complies with all safety and work rules and regulations. Maintains departmental housekeeping standards.

* Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

* Proven Extruder or machine operating experience.

* Must be able to lift 50lbs.

* Minimum High School or GED

* Adherence to health and safety regulations (i.e. constant use of protective gear).

* Preferred forklift experience.

* Flexibility in shifts is a plus.

* Bilingual preferred, but not required.


* 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.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to:

* Marked changes in temperature and humidity

* Dust, fumes and/or airborne particles

* Moving mechanical parts and vibration

The noise level in the work environment can be loud.

Be aware that in this position you will be working with powdered colorants and more times than not, you will be grimy and dirty at the end of the day.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear.

* This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds.

* Be able to lift, push or pull up to 200 lbs. with the aid of equipment.

* Be able to stand/walk for 10-hour shift.

* Able to walk, see (20/40 vision), and hear sufficiently to perform assigned tasks.

* Be able to communicate orally and in writing.

* The employee must be able to read at a level of comprehension sufficient to meet job requirements.

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.
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