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Production Lead-Day Shift

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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 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.

Job Summary

Position is responsible for set up and operation of machinery to combine dry and/or liquid chemicals into customer products. Ensures the highest quality product at the lowest possible cost and meets customer specifications and delivery requirements in accordance with PolyOne policies and procedures.

Essential Functions
  • Demonstrates and meets qualifications on all manufacturing operational areas.
  • Demonstrates leadership and team work on all phases of the operation.
  • Sets up and starts all machines, checking all controls for adherence to mixing/blending or milling procedures.
  • 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 or extrude the ingredients according to operating procedures.
  • Examines materials visually or with hands in order to ensure conformance to established standards.
  • May take samples to quality control for testing. Follows lab instruction as to adding raw materials to the batch to bring it into specifications. Labels finished product.
  • Refers issues/problems to lead/supervisor for disposition.
  • Performs all required machine cleaning.
  • Completes and maintains all required SAP transactions. Demonstrates expertise in the use of SAP.
  • Documents work completed. Accurately completes and updates required paperwork such as production logs, data reports, procedures, etc.
  • Participates in training new employees and re-training present departmental employees in processes and methods as required.
  • Completes all necessary documentation at the end of shift.
  • Maintains departmental housekeeping standards
  • Supports the vision, mission and guiding principles of the company.
  • Follows applicable ISO, EH&S rules and guidelines while performing any procedure.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 3 years experience in the plastics industry with experience in problem solving techniques.
  • 3 years experience operating machinery and equipment.
  • Each position at PolyOne focuses on 12 competencies in the areas of Personal and Strategic Skills as well Thought Rigor and demonstrating an Action Bias. Each position ties to specific competencies and levels of proficiency which help individuals excel at their current role as well as chart their growth path with the company through our Career Planning process.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; talk and/or hear. Occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds and occasionally handle up to 250 pounds.


Specific vision abilities may be required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Requires the use of safety equipment as dictated by the work area such as safety glasses and shoes, dust mask, hard hat, respirator, face shield, hearing protection, chemical suit, gloves, aprons, etc. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with the exception of high noise areas. Proper personal safety equipment needs to be used while performing this job and that equipment is dictated by the plant safety guidelines.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, dust, fumes, airborne particles, chemical dust, and risk of electric shock, vibration, non-hazardous chemical agents and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.


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. #LI-PM1

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