• Production Engineer

    Job Locations US-IL-Naperville
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/19/2018 10:54 AM)
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  • 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.


    The Production Engineer is responsible for communicating the daily production requirements with the shop while verifying build requirements and product designs. The Production Engineer is ultimately responsible for the build sequence and schedule working closely with the Shop Supervisor while improving work flow, production processes, and quality control. Additional responsibilities include inventory control, BOM generation, cycle counting and reporting, plant organization, housekeeping and other duties as required. This position requires the flexibility to work 40+ hours per week and weekends as required. The Production Engineer reports directly to the General Manager.


    Primary Job Responsibilities:

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


    Production Scheduling:

    • Manage daily production schedule coordinating production orders and internal stock builds
    • Work closely with Customer Service and Inside Sales to determine order priorities
    • Create a build sequence and hold meetings with the shop to clearly communicate the schedule

    Manufacturing Engineering:

    • Work with sales and engineering team to review and create shop drawing while learning Flexstorm Inlet Filter design rules
    • Create new BOMs and assembly drawings
    • Recommend and identify design improvements and cost reduction opportunities
    • Assist in new product development and R&D initiativesEnsure all orders are processed correctly with proper components

    Inventory Management / SOX Compliance:

    • Become proficient in Oracle for all Plant Manager responsibilities
    • Responsible for all corporate SOX compliance and documentation
    • Run/Create reports or other tools to help monitor inventory status and identify short and long term requirements
    • Establish min max levels for all components and coordinate purchase orders with purchasing department
    • Complete work order completions in Oracle
    • Monitor negative inventory levels and make appropriate adjustments to BOMs or work orders to balance inventory along with physical count confirmation
    • Perform Cycle Counts as required in accordance with SOX controls

    Operational Efficiencies:

    • Determine most efficient work flow and develop new processes or procedures
    • Identify cost reduction or design enhancement opportunities
    • Recommend capital equipment expenditures and provide justification
    • Maintain and monitor all equipment and work stations with recommended service schedules
    • Maintain the pattern rooms and create new systems to guarantee design accuracy and consistency

    Personnel Management:

    • Determine worker strengths and weaknesses and align individuals for future success and workplace satisfaction
    • Create a safe, positive, fun, and synergistic work environment

    Other Considerations:

    • Reports to the General ManagerMust be capable of performing all work functions in the shop
    • Cannot be afraid to get hands dirty; will spend most time on the production floor
    • Must be well organized and not easily distractedMust be willing to adapt to rapid changes and manage hot insertion orders
    • Must have above average computer skills Bi-lingual English-Spanish speaking is a definite plus

    Job Skills:

    This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

    • Leadership skills
    • Mathematical skills
    • Inventory Management
    • Strong computer skills
    • Familiarity with BOM products
    • Strong Interpersonal skills
    • Complete knowledge of all ADS products Operating system knowledge including, Inventory and Production functions Mechanical Aptitude Proficient ADS production equipment knowledge

    Educational Requirements:

    • College or Technical Degree

    Preferred Experience:

    • Supervisory training or related experience Basic industrial maintenance/mechanical training or equivalent

    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 for a specified amount of time and moving around at all times, which will require the ability to stand and be mobile for a minimum of 8 continuous hours. The 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.


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