Quality Engineer

Polyone Corporation Birmingham , AL 35202

Posted 2 months ago

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.

Job Summary

This position supports plant manufacturing by utilizing quality control standards, procedures, and statistical techniques in order to develop and maintain quality standards. Position applies fundamental knowledge of basic principles, theories and concepts of industry standards and practices to support the planning, coordination and direction of quality systems for continuous improvement within the plant.

  • Assists in the development and implementation of a formalized quality system.

  • Actively participates on plant teams to promote continuous improvement of processes, procedures and work instructions. Studies, analyzes and recommends methods of improvement.

  • Supports manufacturing operations and plant support groups by providing quality data analysis.

  • Coordinates problem-solving activities within manufacturing regarding customer complaints.

  • Drives accountability for corrective actions until completion. This involves education and coordination of problem resolution activities.

  • Assists engineers to define and analyze process conditions, conduct capability studies and improve line capabilities.

  • Monitors and revises processes to help generate cost savings and improve the quality and efficiency of product/process.

  • Conduct Quality ISO training for all new hires.

  • Other projects/duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field

  • Minimum of 5 years' of experience in quality/processing experience

  • 3 years' of supervisory/leadership experience

  • Previous experience in a Manufacturing setting is preferred

  • Green Belt certification is preferred

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment ranges from normal office noise levels to loud.

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. #LI-KF1

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