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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 billon 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.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Shift Leader and Production Supervisor/Manager, the Production Associate/blender operator is responsible for the set up and operation of equipment which blends/mixes/packages/transports the liquid or dry chemicals that comprise our customer products.  The Production Associate ensures the highest quality product at the lowest possible costs while meeting customer specifications and delivery requirements in accordance with PolyOne Corporation policies and procedures.


Essential Functions

·    Demonstrates & meets qualification on blending, packaging, weighing operations & fork lift.

·    Demonstrates team work in all phases of operation.

·    Sets up and starts all machines, checking all controls for adherence to mixing or packaging procedures.

·    Weighs ingredients to meet recipe specification and inserts into machinery.

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

·    Operates machinery to mix, 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 evaluations and instructions.

·    Refers issues/problems to lead/supervisor for disposition.

·    Performs all required machine cleaning

·    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.

·    Supports the vision, mission and guiding principles of the company.

·    Follows all rules, laws and procedures related to HS&E, ISO and other regulations.

  • Other projects/duties as assigned or needed.



Education and Experience

·    US High School diploma,  GED equivalency or equivalent experience

·    One (1) month to Two (2) years of industrial/manufacturing experience

Additional Qualifications

·    Must have mathematical skill to add, subtract, multiply and divide and to apply these skill to weights, measures of volume and distance.

·    Must effectively communicate in writing and verbally in English.

·    Competency in computer and PC software including email, internet, and MS office.

·    Must have manual dexterity for hand tools of various types.

·    Required to lift and/or move up to 55lbs

·    Must be able to drive fork lift.

·    Must have problem solving skills and some mechanical aptitude.



  • Achieving Results with Urgency
  • Communication Skills
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Customer Centric
  • Principled


Physical Demands

The characteristics listed below are representative of the work environment typically encountered by an individual while performing the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

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

o   moving mechanical parts

o   fumes or airborne particles

o   noise level in the work environment ranges from normal office noise levels to loud noise

·         Employees are required to wear mandatory PPE(8 to 12hrs per shift)which include:

o   hearing protection when on production floor

o   steel toe shoes/boots when on production floor

o   specific gloves when performing specific tasks


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 is a drug free workplace.  PolyOne 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 state and local law




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