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Yard Loader

Yard Loader

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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 Yard Loader is responsible for safely and accurately loading and unloading all deliveries made and received by ADS. A Loader must demonstrate safe and proper vehicle operation at all times. A Loader also interacts with company and non-company drivers as well as will-call customers. Loaders should represent ADS in a friendly and courteous manner and display excellent customer service skills. This position requires the flexibility to work 40+ hours per week and weekends as required. Loaders report directly to the Yard Supervisor and/or Yard Manager


* * * We currently have opportunites for all shifts. * * *


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


  • Practice proper PPE compliance and maintain a safe working record and environment
  • Conduct cycle-counts
  • Immediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to Yard Supervisor
  • Ensure proper product rotation
  • Practice proper forklift and yard vehicle operation and preventive maintenance
  • Maximize payloads
  • Maintain yard housekeeping, organization and layout
  • Finished Goods quality inspections
  • Maintain and build job skills through company training programs
  • Promote good customer service
  • Load and unload all deliveries utilizing a forklift or physical labor
  • Confirmation of customer orders (ASN)
  • Minimization of loading errors
  • Maintain paperwork and product transfers
  • Management of CPU’s and RMA’s
  • Understand and practice ADS CORE VALUES
  • Safely operate all yard vehicles
  •  Creation of all required shipping documents


Job Skills:


This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:


  • Leadership, professionalism, organizational and communication skills
  • Knowledge of local shipping regulations
  • Knowledge of all ADS products
  • Familiarity with AG & resale products
  • Receiving procedures
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Basic Inventory Management
  • Forklift & OTR vehicle driving skills
  • Basic computer skills



Educational Requirements:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent



Preferred Experience:


  • 1-2 years experience as ADS Down Stream Technician or Production Hauler
  • Previous customer service and/or warehouse experience




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.