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Quality Technician

Company: Avient
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: May 26, 2023

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:

  • Unique technologies that improve the recyclability of products and enable recycled content to be incorporated, thus advancing a more circular economy
  • Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation and reduce carbon footprint
  • Sustainable infrastructure solutions that increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural resource conservation and fiber optic / 5G network accessibility
    Avient 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

    Job Summary

    This position is for a Quality Technician for our facility in Birmingham, Alabama. The position tests product batches and will make adjustments as necessary to ensure compliance with customer specifications and quality standards. Tests incoming raw materials and maintains Certificates of Analysis (COA) from suppliers.

    Essential Functions
    • Performs standard tests on assigned product line production batches and on some incoming raw materials as needed, ensuring the meeting of Avient and the customer's specifications.
    • Act as a technical resource to production addressing issues related to production batches.
    • Recommends to production and may develop adjustments to batches to meet specifications.
    • Records test results in SAP. Maintains reference files.
    • Completes and maintains all required paperwork, records, documents, etc.
    • Ensures all gauges and test equipment are verified.
    • May participate in investigations of complaints and corrective actions as needed.
    • Follows and complies with all safety and work rules and regulation. Maintains departmental housekeeping standards.
    • Completes and sends documentation to customers (i.e. COA).
    • Other duties as assigned.


      Education and Experience

      • High School diploma or GED equivalency.
      • One (1) year of Quality experience.
      • One (1) year of Lab, Production, and Color Matching Experience.
      • One (1) year of Problem Solving Techniques.
      • Fork Lift Operators License.
      • Quantitative and Conflict Resolution Skills.
      • Manual Dexterity.
      • Reading/Comprehension.
      • IT Security Education.
      • Microsoft Office

        Additional Qualifications

        • Self-motivated with strong organization skills and ability to multi-task.
        • Time management skills
        • Quantitative and statistical skills
        • Knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Office products
        • 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, multiply and divide and the ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance.
        • Must be able to effectively communicate one-on-one and in small group situations.
        • Must have manual dexterity sufficient to operate a wide variety of small hand tools, scales, hand trucks, fork lift, utility knife, and mixer/secondary machinery and computer equipment.
        • Demonstrate ability to rapidly learn the operation and set up of industrial machinery per operating procedures while following all training and plant procedures.


          Each position at Avient focuses on eight Core Competencies as a Leader of Self. 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 Demands

          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 may require 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.

          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 (Harnessing Young Professionals), Pride 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 on hiring, promotion, development, compensation or advancement are based solely on a person's qualifications, abilities, experience and performance.

          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: Avient, Birmingham , Quality Technician, Professions , Birmingham, Alabama

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