Production Associate

Polyone Corporation Elk Grove Village , IL 60009

Posted 1 week ago

PolyOneCorporation (NYSE:POL), is an award-winning workplace because of the value weplace on our people and their contributions through, recognition programs,competitive pay, community involvement, and opportunities to growprofessionally and personally. We have a proven track record of promoting fromwithin by providing professional development opportunities. We are a $3 billionworld-class, global provider of polymer solutions with our materials used ineveryday products ranging from sports equipment to medical devices toelectronics and more. With approximately 6,000 global associates and 70+facilities around the world, we collaborate closely with our customers todeliver innovative products and services. If you like to be challenged in afast-paced, team environment and to work with top, innovative talent, then

PolyOne is the ideal company for you to build a career.

General Summary

Working in our Elk Grove Illinoismanufacturing plant, this position is an entry-level position within themanufacturing area, primarily responsible for performing weigh-up or packagingduties within the production department. Ensures the highest quality product atthe lowest possible cost and meets customer specifications and deliveryrequirements in accordance with PolyOne policies and procedures.

Essential Duties &Responsibilities

  • Obtains the correct documentationfor the batch.

  • Ensures the correct ingredientsare delivered to the work area. May be required to obtain the correctingredients for mixing and weigh out the ingredients to meet the recipespecifications.

  • Sets up and starts any weigh-up orpackaging machinery, checking all controls for adherence tooperating/safety procedures.

  • Notifies appropriate personnel ofany issues, problems or concerns in a timely manner.

  • Safely and neatly processes, batchoff, screen, cut up, package and/or skid material to correctsize/container according to customer specifications.

  • Accurately supplies/supportsProduction Operators with appropriate materials/functions to efficientlykeep all equipment operational.

  • Performs all required machinecleaning.

  • Completes and maintains requiredpaperwork and/or documents.

  • Follows and complies with allsafety and work rules and regulations.

  • Maintains departmentalhousekeeping standards.

  • Other duties as assigned


USHigh School diploma or GED equivalency

Six (6) months to one (1) year of industrialexperience

Knowledge, Skills &Abilities:

  • 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.

  • Musthave mathematical skill to add, subtract, multiply and divide and theapply these skill to weights, measures of volume and distance.

  • Musteffectively communicate in writing and verbally, in English.

  • Competencyin computer and PC software including email, internet, and MS office.

  • Musthave manual dexterity for hand tools of various types.

  • Must beable to drive a fork lift.

  • Must haveproblem solving skills and some mechanical aptitude.

  • PreferredCertification:

  • Forklift Certification


Each positionat PolyOne focuses on 12 competencies in the areas of Personal and StrategicSkills as well as Thought Rigor and demonstrating an Action Bias attitude. Eachposition ties to specific competencies and levels of proficiency which helpindividuals excel at their current role as well as chart their growth path withthe company through our Career Planning process.


While performing the duties of this job,the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch orcrawl; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; talkand/or hear. Occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently liftand/or move up to 55 pounds and occasionally handle up to 250 pounds. Specificvision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision,color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjustfocus. Requires the use of safety equipment as dictated by the work area suchas safety glasses and shoes, dust mask, hard hat, respirator, face shield,hearing protection, chemical suit, gloves, aprons, etc. The noise level in the workenvironment is usually moderate with the exception of high noise areas. Properpersonal safety equipment needs to be used while performing this job and thatequipment is dictated by the plant safety guidelines. While performing theduties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humidconditions, dust, fumes, airborne particles, chemical dust, and risk ofelectric shock, vibration, non-hazardous chemical agents and outside weatherconditions. Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborneparticles. The employee is frequently exposed to vibration. The employee isoccasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electricalshock.

Weoffer a competitive salary, incentive and benefit plan to eligible employees.Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, spendingaccounts and 401(k).

PolyOneCorporation is a drug free workplace. PolyOne is an equal opportunityemployer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equalemployment 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 legallyprotected classification in accordance with applicable state and local law.

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