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Lab Technician

Company: PolyOne
Location: Suwanee
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), with 2021 revenues of $4.8 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 Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials 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 usesAvient employs approximately 8,400 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and certified Great Place to Work. For more information, visit AVIENT:At Avient, we strive for a culture of trust and engagement. Our associates are leading company initiatives such as Lead by Women, HYPE (Harnessing Young Professionals), Pride at Avient and Embrace 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 in hiring, promotion, development, compensation and advancement are based upon non-discriminatory factors such as, for example, qualifications, abilities, experience, and performance.Job SummaryThe Suwanee Lab Technician position will work in the Suwanee Innovation Center. The Technician will complete compounding and molding testing on specific assigned projects and have a high degree of proficiency with materials processing on equipment such as Master Brabenders, Single Screw, Twin Screw and Injection Molding equipment. Essential Functions Work with a professional technical staff in projects related to product development, process development or application development depending on the work area of the job. Laboratory work involving new experiments and sample preparation. Master Brabenders, Single-Screw, Twin-Screw, Injection Molding Machines and testing equipment. Accurate measurement, recording and reporting of data. Follow safety and housekeeping procedures. Other duties as assigned. Education and Experience High School Diploma or GED. 3 years relevant experience required.Additional Qualifications Analytical skills required. 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/material identifications. Must have mathematical skill to add, subtract, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers. Must be able to effectively communicate in English one-on-one and in small group situations. Must have ability to reason and address problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to read and understand MSDS sheets and processing guides for a variety of raw materials. Possess good mechanical skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel programs.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 current roles, while supporting individual and career development. Physical DemandsThe characteristics listed below are representative of the physical demands required by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. Must have manual dexterity sufficient to operate a wide variety of small hand tools, scales, spatula, barrel cart, hand trucks, fork lift, utility knife, and mixer/blender machinery and computer equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the individual 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 individual must frequently lift and/or move 55 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus and the ability to differentiate color.Work EnvironmentThe characteristics listed below are representative of the work environment typically encountered by an individual while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. 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 is loud. Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The individual is frequently exposed to vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.Avient Corporation is a drug free workplace. Avient 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 federal, state and local law.

Keywords: PolyOne, Roswell , Lab Technician, Professions , Suwanee, Georgia

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