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FRP/Production Operator-Shift Differential

19001182 Requisition #
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FRP Associate/Operator (Hickory, PA)

Fiber-Line a PolyOne Company has a FRP operator role at our Hickory, NC facility.


PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL), is an award-winning workplace because of the value we place on our people and their contributions through, recognition programs, competitive pay, community involvement, and opportunities to grow professionally and personally. We have a proven track record of promoting from within by providing professional development opportunities. We are a $3 billion world-class, global provider of polymer solutions with our materials used in everyday products ranging from sports equipment to medical devices to electronics and more. With approximately 6,000 global associates and 70+ facilities around the world, we collaborate closely with our customers to deliver innovative products and services. If you like to be challenged in a fast-paced, team environment and to work with top, innovative talent, then PolyOne is the ideal company for you to build a career.



At PolyOne, we strive for a culture of trust and engagement. Our associates are leading company initiatives such as Lead by Women, HYPE and Pride at PolyOne to advance diversity in professional and personal development. We also provide our associates with robust development programs such as PolyOne 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, flex Fridays, and paid time off for community service, we are committed to building upon our positive momentum.

Under the direction of the Shift Leader/Supervisor, the FRP operator will set up and operate multiple manufacturing lines where coatings are applied to raw fiber material by performing the following duties:

  • Makes changes and adjustments to ovens, let-off racks, and take-ups as specified on the manufacturing specifications and loads reels on the take-ups.
  • Determines materials, dies, & chemicals to be used for production run from spec.
  • Inspects, prepares and loads raw material in creel, strings lines, and initiates start up.
  • Performs inspection of entire area and the setup of the line before starting.
  • Insures that spec and all other applicable documentation is complete.
  • Performs and documents in-process monitoring of oven temperatures and line speeds, tensions, and OD.
  • Shuts down and / or doffs FRP runs at specified intervals or when needed.
  • Provides QA with samples at end and start of FRP runs.
  • Communicates all issues, concerns, and maintenance and supply needs to supervisor.
  • Updates incoming shift personnel on all FRP area-related activities.
  • Responsible for performing mechanical changes to winder including speed, wind, traverse, spindle, slub catchers and tension as required by winding spec
  • Troubleshoots and/or communicates abnormal sounds and situations to the Lead
  • Demonstrates team work in all phases of operation.
  • Refers issues/problems to lead/supervisor for disposition.
  • Completes and maintains all required computer inputs.  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.
  • Maintains departmental housekeeping standards.
  • Follows all rules, laws and procedures related to HS&E, ISO and other regulations.
  • Other projects/duties as assigned or needed.

Required Education & Experience:

·         US High School diploma, GED equivalency or equivalent experience

·         Six (6) months to one (1) year of  industrial/manufacturing experience


Additional Qualifications

  •       Required Skill: Must be able to read/comprehend written and oral instructions in  English; read and comprehend safety rules, operating and  maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and product  recipes/materials.
  •      Previous experience with ERP software system or computer knowledge
  •      Proven mechanical aptitude with the ability to troubleshoot and fix common problems
  •      Self-starter with initiative, attention to detail, and strong work ethic
  •      Able to work within a team environment
  •      Must have mathematical skill to add, subtract, multiply and divide and to apply these skill to weights, measures of volume and distance.
  •      Competency in computer and PC software including email, internet, and MS office.
  •      Must have manual dexterity for hand tools of various types.
  •      Must be able to drive fork lift. 

We offer a competitive salary, incentive and benefit plan to eligible employees. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, spending accounts and 401(k).

PolyOne Corporation maintains 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 the state or locality in which a person is employed. #LI-PM1








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