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Production Operator

Production Operator

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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.


The Production Operator assists Machine and Crane Operator with loading and unloading forms. Other responsibilities include handling pallets, cages and headers or stripping pipe. The Production Operator is in charge of ensuring that the pallets are ready for the next round of production. This position requires the flexibility to work 40+ hours per week and weekends as required. A Production Operator reports directly to the Production Manager.


Primary Job Responsibilities:

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

  • Practice proper PPE compliance and maintain a safe working record and environment
  • Assist in other jobs around the facility
  • Immediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to Production Supervisor
  • Handles pallets, cages and headers and strips pipes
  • Assist with Preventive Maintenance program as required
  • Conduct visual product quality inspections
  • Maintain and build job skills through company training programs
  • Assist Machine and Crane Operator with loading and unloading forms
  • Practice proper forklift operation and preventive maintenance
  • Understand and practice ADS CORE VALUES

Job Skills:

  • This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:
  • Self-motivation
  • Energetic
  • Dependability
  • Ability to learn new skills
  • Team oriented
  • Basic Mathematical skills

 Educational Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred Experience:

  •  Previous industrial or manufacturing experience

Physical Requirements:


  • The employee will lift and move heavy items throughout a shift, which will require the ability to repeatedly lift 50 pounds
  • 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.