• Safety Continuous Improvement and Innovation Manager

    Job Locations US-OH-Wooster
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/16/2018 4:55 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-4446
    Category
    Safety
  • Overview

    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.

    Responsibilities

    The position of Safety, Continous Improvement and Innovation Manager 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 Continous 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.
     
    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 and 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 and EPA knowledge and understanding
    • Strong project management skills and the ability to work independently

    Educational Requirements:

    • Bachelors Degree is preferred.

    Preferred Experience:

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

    Physical Requirements:

              Working in a 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.

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