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Avient Corporation Production Associate in Winona, Minnesota

Avient Corporation (formerly PolyOne Corporation), with 2020 revenues of $3.8 billion, provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include: Barrier technologies that preserve the shelf-life and quality of food, beverages, medicine and other perishable goods through high-performance materials that require less plastic Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation Breakthrough technologies that minimize wastewater and improve the recyclability of materials and packaging across a spectrum of end uses Avient employs approximately 9,100 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care and a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. For more information, visit WHY AVIENT: At Avient, we strive for a culture of trust and engagement. Our associates are leading company initiatives such as Lead by Women, HYPE and Pride to advance diversity in professional and personal development. We also provide our associates with robust development programs such as Avient Academy, Lean Six Sigma, and various leadership workshops to allow for career growth in a variety of ways. With workplace flexibility, health and wellness programs, casual dress days, and paid time off for community service, we are committed to building upon our positive momentum. At Avient, we believe diversity of ideas and backgrounds gives us the creativity to be successful in a rapidly changing world. In support of this, we stress equality of opportunity for all qualified individuals in accordance with applicable laws. Decisions on hiring, promotion, development, compensation or advancement are based solely on a person's qualifications, abilities, experience and performance. Job Summary This position is in the manufacturing area, which produces long fiber materials. This position is primarily responsible for performing production and packaging duties within the production department. Ensures the highest quality product at the lowest possible cost and meets customer specifications and delivery requirements in accordance with Avient policies and procedures. Essential Functions Obtains the correct documentation and materials for the production run. Sets up and starts any production or packaging machinery, checking all controls for adherence to operating/safety procedures. Notifies appropriate personnel of any issues, problems or concerns in a timely manner. Safely and neatly processes, packages and/or skid material to correct size/container according to customer specifications. Performs all required machine cleaning. Completes and maintains required paperwork and/or documents. Follows and complies with all safety and work rules and regulations. Maintains departmental housekeeping standards. Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience In addition to the Avient Competencies required for all jobs, the following qualifications are required for this job: High School Diploma or GED Completed Experience-Cross Functional Problem Solving Techniques 1 Year Certifications-Manufacturing Fork Lift Operators License Completed Experience- Plastics Manufacturing (0-2 years) Industrial Operations 1 Year Personal Skills Quantitative Skills Intermediate Conflict Resolution Skills Intermediate Manual Dexterity Intermediate Reading/Comprehension Intermediate Information Technology Training Courses IT Security Education Training Completed Additional Qualifications Outlook Competencies Each position at Avient focuses on eight Core Competencies as a Leader of Self. Additionally, management positions focus on Leadership Competencies as a Leader of Others and/or a Leader of the Business. These competencies are designed to drive behavior that will ultimately help our associates excel at their curren