Maintenance Technician
Hickory, NC 
Posted 14 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

Job Summary:

The Maintenance Technician role at our Hickory, NC location is responsible for maintaining all equipment and all building-related repairs and maintenance. This oversight provides for efficient operation of all phases of the facility and thereby directly contributes to maintaining the Company's high Quality standards.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform preventive and required maintenance on all Fiber-Line manufacturing and support equipment. This includes, but is not limited to, the Extrusion Line, Winders, FRP Lines, Coating Lines, Fork trucks, Ovens, etc.
  • Assist in installation of new equipment.
  • Compile, organize, and maintain maintenance procedures on all company equipment.
  • Provide ongoing information and assistance to the Fiber-Line safety program regarding the safe operation of all equipment. This particularly applies to the company's lockout-tagout program and all related operational safety requirements and considerations.
  • Responsibility for identifying and contracting with the best service providers on scopes of work that exceed the company's in-house capabilities.
  • Responsibility for overall building maintenance, and for determining improvements necessary and arranging for them.
  • Other duties as assigned


Education and Experience

  • US High School diploma, GED equivalency or equivalent experience
  • Five (5) plus years of maintenance experience in an manufacturing environment

Additional Requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Demonstrate a high degree of problem solving ability and initiative.
  • Strong degree of creativity
  • Self-starter with initiative and a strong work ethic.
  • Requires the ability to operate a wide variety of tools such as hand tools, power tools, drill press, band saw, welder, cutting torch, lathe, etc.
  • Must have knowledge of industrial electrical, including advanced electrical (three phase 260 volt and higher) design, sizing of components and installations, etc.
  • Knowledge of all company safety procedures.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Strong team player when collaborating with internal and external team members.

Physical Demands

The characteristics listed below are representative of the work environment typically encountered by an individual while performing the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to:
    • moving mechanical parts
    • fumes or airborne particles
    • noise level in the work environment ranges from normal office noise levels to loud noise
  • Employees are required to wear mandatory PPE(8 to 12hrs per shift)which include:
    • company issued unifroms
    • hearing protection when on production floor
    • steel toe shoes/boots when on production floor
    • specific gloves when performing specific tasks

Work Environment

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 55 lbs.

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 Avient Corporation is a drug free workplace.


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.

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.

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
5 years
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