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Plant Safety and Continuous Improvement Leader

Plant Safety and Continuous Improvement Leader

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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 position of Plant Safety and Continuous Improvement Coordinator is responsible for plant and fleet safety compliance, incident root cause analysis and progress. This initiative seeks to foster employee involvement by capturing the creative input of all ADS associates to identify and implement ideas for improvement.  Overall the role of the Plant Safety and Continuous Improvement Leader is to apply the tools, techniques and methodology of Lean Six Sigma to continually improve the effectiveness and efficiency of business operations. 


This position will require flexibility to work 40+ hours a week plus weekends and light travel as required.

This is an hourly position starting at $20-$21 per hour plus overtime.


Primary Job Responsibilities:

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

  • Assist in identifying, developing and delivering safety training and training materials as needed
  • Monitor safety related computer based training
  • Assemble and distribute safety related metrics/reports focusing on performance, trends and improvement opportunities
  • Observe and conduct periodic safety audits and behavioral assessments and make recommendations to Plant Manager and region
  • Track plant corrective actions associated with safety audits.
  • Assure all safety and environmental compliance issues are current
  • Primary contact for Environmental, Health & Safety compliance issues
  • Assist in accident investigation and follow up
  • Plant safety committee chair
  • Work with plant leadership to improve understanding and promote ADS safety culture
  • Work as needed with outside resources to infuse concepts and ideas

Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Strong math and computer skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Solid OSHA & EPA knowledge and understanding
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to work independently

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree preferred

Preferred Experience:

  • Past safety and continuous improvement experience 2- 5 years
  • Lean Six Sigma training

Physical Requirements:

  • Working in manufacturing environment
  • Climbing and crawling on plant floor and equipment
  • Light Travel

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.