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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.


ColorMatrix™ Liquid Color Concentrates helps our customers boost their products through multiple stages of the production process. Reduced energy consumption, lower material costs, improved color dispersion, rapid color development and high-impact special effects add value and versatility to their offerings, giving them a leg up on the competition. ColorMatrix colors can be combined with a variety of performance and barrier additives to create multi-functional formulations that multiply the advantages for our customers’ businesses.  


PolyOne has an excellent opportunity for a Quality Lab Technician for the Berea, Ohio facility.


While working on the manufacturing team you will be given an opportunity to develop your skills through our training programs.  You will have opportunities to cross-train and develop new skillsets for a successful career at PolyOne.


This position is on a day shift with typical hours of 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

General Summary

The Quality Lab Technician tests product batches and will make adjustments, as necessary, to ensure compliance with customer specifications and quality standards. Tests incoming raw materials and maintains Certificates of Analysis (COA) from suppliers.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Performs standard tests on assigned product line production batches and on some incoming raw materials as needed, ensuring the meeting of PolyOne and the customer’s specifications.
  • Acts as a technical resource to production addressing issues related to production batches.
  • Recommends to production and may develop adjustments to batches to meet specifications.
  • Records test results in SAP. Maintains reference files.
  • Completes and maintains all required paperwork, records, documents, etc.
  • Ensures all gauges and test equipment are verified.
  • May participate in investigations of complaints and corrective actions as needed.
  • Follows and complies with all safety and work rules and regulations. Maintains departmental housekeeping standards.
  • Completes and sends documentation to customers (i.e. COA).
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Some College Chemistry and Math preferred.
  • Computer skills for data analysis are a necessity.
  • Lab experience normally includes at least 3 years in a Technical or Quality function.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with minimal supervision, effectively use problem-solving methodologies, and have a solid knowledge of paint processes/adjustment strategies.
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 10 pounds and occasionally handle up to 50 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. Work is inside and the typical noise level fluctuates from moderate to loud. Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is Occassionally exposed to vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.


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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