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PolyOne Corporation PRODUCTION OPERATOR in Albion, Michigan

DESCRIPTION: 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 usesAvient 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, visitWHY 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 SUMMARYDuties and Responsibilities•Safely operate a variety of production equipment including but not limited to weighing equipment, mixing equipment, extrusion equipment, cleaning equipment, packaging equipment, mills, etc. Pack raw materials or finished goods in preparation for shipment.•Clean and prepare machine for next color, multiple times per shift•Follow all Company procedures, rules, policies, and training. Report deviations to Management. Follow Quality Control instructions, Bill of Materials (BOM) instructions and packaging instructions.•Understand work instructions in work area•Understanding of daily schedule. Monitor production orders and flow. •Understanding of Kanban system. How to set up orders and use equipment according to batch size.•Perform cleaning of production equipment and tools after each batch as needed.•Safely operate material handling equipment including but not limited to fork lifts, hand pallet truck, walker.•Accurately document work completed and update required paperwork. Enter data and log order through computer system.•Troubleshoot equipment and processing issues that may occur. Make adjustments to equipment and production orders.•Identify raw materials or finished goods through printing of labels or reading BOM. •Communicate issues to co-workers, Leads, Supervisors or Manager. Has a continuous improvement mindset. •Follow Company rules, procedures and Policies. •Performs other duties as necessary or as assigned.Occupational and process safety, environmental protection•Comply with all Safety, Health and Environmental related rules and policies.•Complete all related 5S requirements. Participate in 5S improvements. Maintain housekeeping standards. •Actively contribute towards identifying risks. Suggest actions to reduce risks.•Wear required Personnel Protective Equipment daily. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:•Performs other duties as necessary or as assigned.•Contributes to other process improvement projects as needed. •Train new employees and re-train present employees as required. •Supports the vision, mission a