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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 3.5 billion-dollar world-class global provider of polymer solutions with our materials used in products ranging from the colors in sports equipment to the polymers in the latest automobiles. With more than 7,600 global associates and 80+ facilities around the world, we outperform our competitors with our innovative products and services. If you like to be challenged in a fast-paced, team environment and collaborate with top, innovative talent, then PolyOne is the ideal company for you to build a career. 


This position is located at our Glendale Arizona facility and supports Plant Manufacturing and Technical Operations while maintaining a strong focus on continuous Process Improvement and Optimization. Applies fundamental knowledge of advanced principles, theories and concepts of industry standards and practices to design, automate, modify, or develop facilities, testing, machines, equipment or processes used in processing or manufacturing products.

  • Develops, designs, and communicates manufacturing processes.

  • Monitors and revises processes to help generate cost savings and improve the quality and efficiency of product/process.

  • Initiates design reviews to improve the ability to manufacture products.

  • Responsible for the activities related to the development of new processes including researching current and emerging technologies, evaluating process cost, quality, and performing process characterization and optimization studies using designed experiments, problem-solving and decision making tools.

  • Identifies and solves issues or problems with equipment/process. Troubleshoots possible causes and coordinates the activities of maintenance, production and other available resources to implement cost effective solutions.

  • Provides team leadership and direction of new process installation and process changes.

  • Plans, conducts, and supervises assignments. Reviews progress with management.

  • Other projects/duties as assigned

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical/ Chemical engineering, or related degree from accredited four-year college or technical school strongly preferred
  • 3 – 5 years of process manufacturing experience
  • Color concentrate/polymer compounding experience highly preferred
  • Plastic extrusion, blow molding, or injection molding a plus.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of associates.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing systems and processes.

Physical Demands

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 50 lbs.  Specific vision abilities may require 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.

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-KF1

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