3rd Shift Line Operator

Advanced Drainage Systems

2021-01-13 11:26:26

Job location Wooster, Ohio, United States

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Manufacturing Operations

Job description


Headquartered in Hilliard Ohio, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS) is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and drainage solutions. Our innovative products and superior drainage solutions are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including residential, non-residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications. We have established a leading position in many of these end markets by leveraging our national sales and distribution platform, overall product breadth and scale, and our manufacturing excellence. Founded in 1966, we operate a global network of 3,700 employees, 63 manufacturing plants and 31 distribution centers. In July, 2014 we became a public company traded on the NYSE®. To enable our continued growth, we are looking to add top talent to our dynamic organization.


A Line Operator is responsible for performing and maintaining the daily activities associated with a production line. This includes housekeeping, safety, quality, maintaining production efficiencies, repair and maintenance and minimizing downtime. This position requires the flexibility to work 40+ hours per week and weekends as required. Ability to work varying shifts is also required due to equipment changeovers. A Line Operator reports directly to the shift Production Supervisor.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining a safe work environment through practicing proper PPE and housekeeping compliance.
  • Immediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to the Production Supervisor
  • Practice proper forklift operation and preventive maintenance.
  • Completion of shift production and reporting paperwork.
  • Meet ADS and AASHTO quality specifications for all products produced.
  • Adhere to ADS product sampling schedule.
  • Assist with Preventative Maintenance program as required
  • Meet or exceed standard production efficiencies on all production lines.
  • Maintain ability to operate various production lines and process effectively, earn certifications
  • Maintain and build job skills through company training programs.
  • Troubleshoot process and mechanical problems and perform repairs and adjustments to meet production needs as required.
  • Perform tooling changeovers in an efficient manner
  • Meet wired plant compliance metrics

Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Mechanical troubleshooting and repair abilities.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to operate heavy machinery, i.e. forklifts, in a safe manner
  • Reading and Writing skills
  • Self-motivated

Educational Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous manufacturing machine operation or extrusion experience
  • 1-2 years experience as ADS Down Stream Technician

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to perform physical labor for extended periods of time in temperature extremes.
  • Position requires full range of body motion including twisting, bending, reaching, squatting and ability to mount/dismount industrial equipment and vehicles.
  • Ability to stand and be mobile for a minimum of 8 continuous hours.
  • Ability to use hands, arms and legs to physically handle and transport finished goods.

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