Sr. Application Development Technical Service Engineer
Salt Lake City, UT  / Romeoville, IL 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), with expected 2021 revenues of $4.6 to $4.7 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
  • Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials 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 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 .


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 at Avient 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 in hiring, promotion, development, compensation and advancement are based upon non-discriminatory factors such as, for example, qualifications, abilities, experience, and performance.

Job Summary

The Senior Lead ADTS, Avient Distribution is responsible for optimizing customer processes and conditions while providing education to external customers on how to run Avient materials. Tooling design and flow modeling. Troubleshoot issues that are raised by the customer. May be accountable for or participate in the resolution of customer complaints. May also be responsible for developing a new application or product launch testing plan and procedure, data analysis, and communication of results. Eight plus years of direct, relevant experience with the ability to interact, present and influence cross functionally and globally both internally and externally with customers. Performs independently and effectively coaches others to achieve results in a matrix environment. Demonstrated ability to influence at the peer level as well as next level in the organization. The individual must have the professionalism, technical and business competencies, and communication skills to lead design application development efforts with OEMs and Contract Manufacturers.

The position is based in the U.S. and the preferred location is near Denver, Colorado; Salt Lake City, Utah; or San Francisco Bay, California. Up to 75% travel may be required.

Essential Functions

  • With minimal to no guidance, provides project management for the development of new application, product launch testing plan, data analysis, and/or communication of results.
  • Works with targeted and established customers to identify technical specifications required for Avient customers.
  • Incorporates Avient products and services into customer applications across multiple business units.
  • Work with suppliers to understand and convey OEM material / market needs.
  • Documentation and preparation of product specifications incorporating Avient products and services into customer applications.
  • Manages successful resolution of customer complaints/issues.
  • Other duties as assigned


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree required in Chemical Engineering, Plastics or Polymer Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Minimum 10 year completing technical writing, customer support, research, and project management

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Complex problem thinking skills in translating customer needs into solutions.
  • Technical aptitude.
  • Broad knowledge of solutions, materials and processing.
  • Self-motivated and team player.
  • Strong organizational skills required.
  • Position will require up to 75% travel

Physical/Environmental Demands:

The characteristics listed below are representative of the physical and environmental demands required by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Requires remaining in a stationary position for prolonged periods of time, and frequent communication.
  • Must be able to traverse and operate computer and other office equipment.
  • Typical work is in an office environment where the noise level is low to moderate.
  • Valid US driver's license and good driving record required.

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).

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. #LI-KF1

PolyOne is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status, or other legally protected classification in the state in which a person is seeking employment. PolyOne will use E-Verify to ensure employment eligibility of newly hired employees where required.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8+ years
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