Technology Chemistry Intern

Polyone Corporation Berea , OH 44017

Posted 2 months ago

Avient Corporation (formerly PolyOne Corporation), with 2019 revenues of $2.9 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


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

Avient's ColorMatrix business in Berea, OH is looking for an intern for the summer of 2021 to work with our technology and quality team. This role is designed to support both functions while reporting to the site Technology Manager. The intended duration of this role is 90 days.

Essential Functions

  • Ensures that color samples are scheduled in accordance with customer specifications at the lowest possible cost, while meeting company standards of performance.

  • Schedules and coordinates color match requests to assure on-time, cost effective, accurate color match samples are delivered to the customer.

  • Organizes and maintains color match records.

  • Generates shop orders for samples, chip label production, and order matches.

  • Communicates with Lab, Customer Service, and Sales to assure that customer requirements are understood.

  • Prepares color matching samples for shipment.

  • Labels and files sample retains.

  • Generates correspondence for customers to include request for formulas, retains, and regulatory documentation.

  • Communicates with customers regarding status of samples/orders and to obtain samples.

  • Maintains the Quality Assurance log.

  • Maintains pricing quotes for Sales area.

  • Develops and maintains accurate and current understanding of customers' business and processes in order to improve customer service and reduce cost.

  • Utilizes automated systems and technology (SAP, PC, Color Computer, etc.) to develop, diagnose and/or improve processes and resolve customer issues.

  • Develops and maintains a safe working environment and good housekeeping conditions.

  • Observes applicable Safety, Health, and Environmental rules and guidelines. Uses appropriate personal protective equipment.

  • Attends and participates in training opportunities and seminars relevant to this position.


Education and Experience:

  • Current student with focus in chemistry or chemical engineering.
  • 2-3 years general work experience.

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.

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.

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Technology Chemistry Intern

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