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Material Handler

Material Handler

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Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of innovative water management products and drainage solutions. ADS operates a global network of 61 manufacturing plants and 29 distribution centers through our 3,800 employee team members. 

Why choose ADS?  We seek out the best talent and provide you with resources for career development, support and the chance to lead something big.  We offer tremendous opportunity for individuals who want to advance in the industry through innovation and leadership.  Choosing a career with ADS means joining a great company and being part of a great family.

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The Material Handler’s primary function is to maintain raw material for each line and ensuring that the proper machines and parts they need are operating correctly. Another responsibility of a Material Handler is moving and packaging palletized loads to the yard.  . This position requires the flexibility to work 40+ hours per week and weekends as required. The Machine Handler reports directly to the Shift Supervisor.


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

  • Practice proper PPE compliance and maintain a safe working record and environment
  • Fill out skid labels properly and place on the proper skids.
  • Immediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to the Plant Manager
  • Practice proper forklift operation and preventive maintenance
  • Provide excellent customer service; meet or exceed expectations daily
  • Palletizing using the shrink wrap machine.
  • Has the ability to operate mixer, loader and pump controls.
  • Responsible for keeping all machinery loaded with the proper material
  • Can perform routine maintenance on mixers, loaders and pumps.
  • Knows all material recipes and the proper machines and parts they are used on.
  • Has the ability to identify the many different types of materials.
  • Understand and practice ADS CORE VALUES


Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Self-motivation
  • Must be a certified forklift operator
  • Dependability
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Team oriented
  • Written and verbal skills
  • Energetic
  • Basic Mathematical skills


 Educational Requirements:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent



 Preferred Experience:


  • Previous Manufacturing or Factory



 Physical Requirements:


  • The employee will lift and move heavy items, which will require the ability to repeatedly lift 75 pounds to a height of 6 feet
  • The employee will be working specified shifts and moving around at all times, which will require the ability to stand and be mobile for a minimum of 8 continuous hours
  • Facilities can be extremely hot or cold at times, so the employee must have the ability to perform physical labor for extended periods of time in temperature extremes
  • The employee will be handling materials daily, which requires the ability to use hands, arms and legs to physically handle and transport finished goods
  • The Position requires full range of body motion on a daily basis including twisting, bending, reaching, squatting and ability to mount/dismount industrial equipment and vehicles


EEO Statement

Advanced Drainage Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.