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Senior Production Operator- Starting at $20/hr

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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.

Senior Production Operators starting at $20/hr.  No waiting period for medical benefits or 401(k).  Paid vacation and holidays.


PolyOne Corporation is looking for experienced production operators for their Norwalk, Ohio facility – Afternoon and Midnight shift.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Shift Leader and Production Supervisor/Manager, the Production 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 Operator 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
Essential Duties & Responsibilities

· Sets up, starts and runs all machinery, checking all controls for adherence to operating/safety procedures and ISO standards.

· 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, extrude/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 evaluation and instructions on any batch adjustments if needed. Refers issues/problems to Production Lead or Production/Shift Supervisor for disposition.

· Performs all required machine cleaning.

· Completes and maintains all required system inputs/transactions. 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.

· Follows and complies with all safety and work rules and regulations. Maintains departmental housekeeping standards.

· Other duties as assigned. 

  • Diploma or GED

Additional Qualifications

Must have 5+ years of experience in plastics extrusion, molding or related field.

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.

· 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.

· Must be able to drive fork lift.

· Must have problem solving skills and some mechanical aptitude.

· Must have a good attendance history.
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 required by this job may 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, respirator, hearing protection, bump hat. 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 dust, fumes, airborne particles, chemical dust, vibration, non-hazardous chemical agents.

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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