Color Designer

Posted on: 
March 29, 2024

Avient Corporation

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:


Color Designer

supports the Innovation Center lab by ensuring that color samples are developed in accordance with customer specifications while meeting company standards for quality and performance. This position operates with a high degree of autonomy and requires little to no day-to-day direction and provides color concentrates that support Avient SEM Manufacturing sites.

Essential Functions:

  • Observes applicable Safety, Health, and Environmental rules and guidelines. Uses appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Understands the use of color pigments to formulate color solutions for pre-color applications
  • Compares sample of desired color with standard color specifications to determine pigments required.
  • Utilizes automated systems such as iMatch/Data Color to validate Color accuracy
  • Develops new formulas for color samples which meet customer and business needs
  • Responsible for testing products and keeping accurate logs of samples submitted
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment.
  • Records, compiles and presents activities and results in the required format.
  • Attends and participates in training opportunities and seminars relevant to this position.
  • Knowledge operation and injection mold machines.
  • Trains and mentors team on making color adjustments.
  • Other projects/duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent. Associates Degree Preferred
  • A working knowledge of color theory and at least 3 years' experience matching color in a lab or manufacturing environment
  • Previous Experience with automated color systems e.g. X-Rite/Data Color
  • Ability to differentiate color nuances by eye.
  • Knowledge of the Pantone System would be an advantage

Additional Qualifications:

  • Previous knowledge and experience in color matching applications an advantage
  • The position requires the ability to work with a personal computer in a Windows environment. Requires proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • 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 math skills 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.
  • Ability to acquire new skills, knowledge and abilities.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate one-on-one and in small group situations.


  • 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

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.

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