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Plastic Fabricator Basic

Plastic Fabricator Basic

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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. 

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The Plastic Fabricator – Basic position is the title attained for an associate working in the Fab Department that has taken the first step beyond the Assembler level through Qualification and Certification. In addition to the knowledge of assembly the associate is now fully engaged in all forms of welding and finishing.  While in this role the employee is actively pursuing next level qualification and certification.
Primary Job Responsibilities:

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

  • Abide by all safe practices and procedures.
  • Independently conducts quality audits
  • Continuous involvement in Fabrication/Plant programs and Lean initiatives
  • Extrusion welding – all fittings through 24”;        
  • Hot plate welding – multi-miter bends and tees
  • Actively pursuing Plastic Fabricator - Advanced
  • Material handling and scrap management
  • Engage in cross-functional training
  • Material preparation and product finishing
  • Product knowledge – Plastic Fab Basic Level
  • Equipment Operation – Plastic Fab Basic Level and actively conducting preventive maintenance
  • Adherence to all quality standards and conducts quality audits.
  • Practice proper forklift operation and preventive maintenance
  • Specifications – Plastic Fab Basic Level
  • Communication with the Fab Support Group
  • Assists with training of Assembler position
  • Understand and practice ADS Core Values 

Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Strong housekeeping skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Mathematics – Geometry; Drawing interpretation
  • Welder repair – Basic level
  • Hand and Power Tools – Plastic Fab Basic Level
  • Decision making and problem solving abilities

Educational Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred Experience:

  • Carpentry or trade apprenticeship or experience
  • Metal fabrication or welding.

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.