You are viewing a preview of this job. Log in or register to view more details about this job.

Corporate Technology Intern - Summer 2024

Description - External

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.


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.

Job Summary


Avient Corporation is seeking a technical intern during summer 2024 at the corporate headquarters in Avon Lake, OH.  This is a paid internship. 

Essential Functions

  • The individual will work with a senior scientist to carry out polymer analysis using FT-IR, XRF, thermal analysis, physical property and fire science test methods as needed.
  • The individual must be able to perform assigned tasks in accordance with good safety practices.
  • Respond to internal and external requests
  • Train in other areas of Corporate Technology
  • Often work with fellow members of technology team to obtain a complete understanding of the solution to an analysis
  • Other duties as assigned


Education and Experience

  • The candidate must be working towards a BS degree in science, engineering, materials science or a related field

Additional Qualifications

  • Must have excellent laboratory skills, i.e. be willing to handle chemicals, equipment, delicate instrumentation, etc. carefully and safely
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and bring projects to completion in a timely fashion
  • Must be flexible and versatile in order to handle changing laboratory needs and to serve a variety of functions or technologies as the business demands
  • Must have competent PC computer skills, e.g. Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint
  • Must be able to effectively communicate one-on-one and in small group situations
  • Must have manual dexterity sufficient to use wide variety of standard lab equipment and ability to operate standard office equipment
  • Must have skills in manipulation of data, mathematical formulae, calibration procedures, record keeping, and mechanical aptitude
  • Must have the ability to learn quickly to utilize software related to specific techniques
  • Core Competencies include Safety/Housekeeping, Quality of Work, Quantity of Work, Position/Work Knowledge, Initiative, Reliability, Attitude, Teamwork, and Attendance


  • 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

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally handle up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Requires use of safety equipment as dictated by work area such as safety glasses and shoes, dust mask, hard hat, respirator, face shield, hearing protection, chemical suit, gloves, aprons, etc
  • Work is inside and typical noise level fluctuates from moderate to loud
  • Repetitively exposed to moving mechanical parts or airborne particles
  • Occasionally exposed to vibration. May occasionally perform tasks involving toxic or caustic chemicals, and operate instruments that pose a risk of electrical shock.


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.