Avient Corporation is seeking applicants for a Maintenance Technician in Birmingham, Alabama.  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. 




  • Completes projects with minimal guidance showing a proactive attitude to minimize equipment down-time and lost production capability. 
  • Troubleshoots mechanical devices in operation. Dismantles and examines to gain access to remove defective parts. Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments, repairs or replaces defective parts. 
  • Sets up and operates shop machinery such as drill press, grinders, band saws, cutting torch, welder. etc. Uses hand tools and pneumatic tools to modify or repair parts and equipment. 
  • Installs new or repairs/modify hydraulic and pneumatic equipment as needed. 
  • Improves reliability and uptime of all equipment. Takes a proactive approach to equipment issues with a preventive maintenance mentality.
  • Operates forklift and hydraulic working platform as needed.
  • Researches supplies, parts and machines needed to complete work orders. 
  • Assists in organizing and maintaining an accurate inventory of parts.
  • Contributes to updating required paperwork such as records, maintenance logs, documents, manuals, drawings, PM logs, etc.
  • Performs and documents work orders and preventative maintenance tasks as assigned.
  • Supports the vision, mission and guiding principles of the company.
  • Follows applicable Safety, Health and Environmental rules and guidelines while performing any procedure. 
  • Maintains departmental housekeeping standards. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Technical School degree or experience equivalency
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in process improvement and problem solving techniques.
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in PLC troubleshooting and repair.
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in mechanical, maintenance, electrical or industrial operations.
  • Self-motivated with strong organization skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Time management skills 
  • Quantitative and statistical skills
  • 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.


Avient offers a competitive salary, incentive, and benefit plan to eligible associates. Benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, spending accounts, and 401(k).



Equal Opportunity Employer

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