Maintenance Technician
McHenry, IL 
Posted 2 days ago
Job Description


Avient Corporation provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:

* Dyneema, the world's strongest fiber, enables unmatched levels of performance and protection for end-use applications, including ballistic personal protection, marine and sustainable infrastructure and outdoor sports

* 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 10,000 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


Avient Corporation is a world-class sustainable organization built on innovation, collaboration, and employee development. We are committed to providing a supportive and dynamic work environment where our diverse associates can grow and succeed, as well positively impacting our planet and the communities we serve. Our Great Place to Work culture, values, and benefits make Avient an employer of choice for top talent.

Job Summary

The 3rd shift Maintenance Technician (night shift) is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the manufacturing plant and assumes responsibility for maintaining the physical assets of the property. This position will be responsible for a wide variety of general building maintenance, maintaining site services and manufacturing equipment repairs and services.

Essential Functions

  • Take an active role in workplace safety by engaging in safe workplace practices, communicating any equipment based safety issues to both the maintenance manager/supervisor and production supervisor, and proactively fixing any issues that could potentially become safety hazard in the future
  • Take an active role in protecting the communities environment by following all rules and guidelines and communicating any environmental hazards to the correct parties
  • Support the vison, mission, and guiding principles of both the company and the facility
  • Install new or troubleshoot mechanical devices in operation. Dismantle and examine devices to gain access to and remove defective parts. Adjust, repair and or replace defective parts as necessary
  • Troubleshoots electrical controls including PLC's, motors and variable speed drives systems. Ability to work on power systems 480VAC and below
  • Installs new or repair/modify hydraulic and pneumatic equipment as needed.
  • Operates forklift and hydraulic working platform as needed
  • Sets up and operate shop machinery such as lathe, drill press, grinders, band saws, cutting torch, welder, etc. Use hand tools and pneumatic tools to modify or repair parts and equipment
  • Fabricate basic metal equipment using welding and other methods that the facility needs to support operations
  • Complete all assigned maintenance work to the established standards in a timely and effective manner with minimum guidance or intervention
  • Complete all individually assigned maintenance responsibilities to the established standard in a timely and effective manner with minimum guidance or intervention
  • Take an active role in reliability by enforcing the established work order submittal process and verifying that equipment records are submitted accurately
  • Fully understand what is expected in regards to the Computerized Maintenance Management System, eMaint, and correctly use the eMaint system to the full capacity as clearly defined by the eMaint standards and procedures
  • Correctly complete all required documentation in a timely manner including, but not limited to: labor hours, part allocation, root cause analysis, repair information, and preventative maintenance data collection and documentation.
  • Take a proactive approach to maintenance by completing all assigned preventative maintenance tasks in accordance to the established procedures in a thorough and timely manner with the intent of limiting equipment downtime
  • Drive the progression of a detailed equipment history by accurately documenting all tasks that require maintenance involvement that have not already been accounted for by an existing work order (work not requested by production, preventative maintenance schedule, predictive maintenance schedule, or previously scheduled work)
  • Contribute to an accurate maintenance inventory by correctly signing in and out parts in the eMaint system and actively participate in completing inventory cycle counts on a regular basis
  • Research the equipment, tools, and parts needed to complete a task and notifies the maintenance supervisor or lead when the department does not have them
  • Actively attempt to learn new maintenance functions as they become necessary to complete needed maintenance tasks
  • Promote good housekeeping practices by keeping all maintenance areas including, but limited to: the maintenance shop, the maintenance office, lubrication area, and the inventory area clean and organized
  • Take an active role in effective communication by communicating thoroughly with production operators, production supervisors, maintenance manager/supervisor, maintenance lead/scheduler, fellow maintenance technicians, and other maintenance shifts
  • Complete other duties as assigned


Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent. Associate's degree (A.A.) or Licensed Journeyman in lieu of degree or commensurate experience preferred.
  • Proven expertise in troubleshooting controls systems, electric components, pneumatic, instrumentation and mechanical devices. Proven expertise in industrial electrical, including design, sizing, installation and component level troubleshooting.
  • Experience in other fields of maintenance such as plumbing, refrigeration, carpentry, welding, forklift repair, etc. Competent PC (MS Office and Windows) computer skills desired.

Additional Qualifications

  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize and adjust to rapid changes
  • Computer experience


  • Each position at Avient focuses on eight Core Competencies as a Leader of Self. Additionally, management positions focus on Leadership Competencies as a Leader of Others and/or a Leader of the Business. 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

  • Requires the use of safety equipment as dictated by the work area such as safety glasses and shoes, dust mask, hard hat, respirator, face shield, hearing protection, chemical suit, gloves, aprons, etc.
  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. here to enter the physical demands of the position that must be met by an employee to successfully perform all essentials duties and responsibilities of the job.

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.

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
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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