• Manufacturing Process and Asset Specialist

    Job Locations US-WA-Washougal
    Posted Date 7 months ago(9/13/2018 1:25 PM)
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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, 61 manufacturing plants and 29 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 Manufacturing Process and Asset Specialist will be responsible for evaluating, recommending, and improving operational processes by eliminating product/process variability and increasing manufacturing quality, productivity and other related operational performance measures. This role identifies potential efficiency gains designed to improve key performance indicators across all value streams. This role will also be responsible for tracking and managing all site equipment and assets.

     Primary Job Responsibilities:


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

    • Track, monitor and record data around the changeover and tooling process
    • Actively work to improve OEE through downtime elimination and process improvement
    • Create action plans to drive improvements and fix problems based on data driven decisions and effective root cause analysis
    • Coordinate tooling repairs with Maintenance and engineering as needed
    • Accountable for inspecting and verifying all inbound and outbound tooling is in proper runnable condition.
    • Ensure tooling is being loaded to internal specifications
    • Identify and train Tooling Champions for each shift.
    • Accurately track and manage all site equipment and assets through our CMMS system
    • Assist in directing and supervision of the manufacturing changeover process across all lines. 
    • Train employees on the changeover process.
    • Continually analyze changeover process for continuous improvement. Formulate actions and execute with the production team.
    • Assist in changeovers (when required) in a safe and efficient manner.
    • Review changeover process to ensure it is running at the documented process. Determine root cause if not running at standard and report (document) findings to management.
    • May be assigned special projects or investigations as directed by management.

    Job Skills:


    • Ability to multi-task with excellent time management
    • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
      Strong aptitude with common computer applications
      Ability to communicate at different levels within the organization
      Ability to read and understand technical information

    Educational Requirements and Preferred Experience:

    • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Associates or Bachelors technical degree in a field relevant to plant operations preferred.
    • 3-5 years of related work experience in manufacturing setting, plastics preferred

     Physical Requirements:

    • The position requires full range of body motion on a daily basis including twisting, bending and reaching
    • Ability to work in a manufacturing environment with extreme hot and cold temperatures.
    • Capable of working on your feet for an extended period of time.
    • The employee will lift and move heavy items, which will require the ability to repeatedly lift 75 pounds to a height of 6 feet


    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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