• Blow Line Operator

    Job Locations US-GA-Buford
    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/4/2018 11:29 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 Blow Line Operator is responsible for running all machines utilized in the production of PVC fittings and components in the Blow Line department. The Blow Line Operator will specifically run three pieces of equipment in simultaneously order starting with the PVC heater, then the Blow mold, and finally the Finishing Saw. Daily communication regarding machine performance must be communicated to the Blow Line Lead. Machine inspection is performed for accurate setup and performance safety. All product quality is the sole responsibility of the operator and must be communicated to the Quality Manager and/or the Blow Line Lead. Ultimate goal is to produce high quality parts with minimum downtime in the most safe and economical manner. The Blow Line Operator must be flexible to work 40+ hours per week. The Blow Line Operator reports directly to the Blow Line Lead.


    Job Responsibilities:

    The tasks, duties, and responsibilities of the Blow Line Operator include, but are not limited to:

    • Notify Lead of any shortages in consumable items required for departmental operation
    • Maintain accurate production records such that all raw material used and all finished goods produced in the department are accurately reported
    • Ensure safe operations of all machines
    • Clean work area daily and remove any unused tooling improperly stored in the work zone
    • Help identify incorrect raw material quantities in an effort to reduce production run shortages/overages
    • Proper set up and maintenance of equipment used in the department including safety inspection signoff forms
    • Seek improvements in production efficiencies
    • Remove full crate quantity of product out of production area properly labeled as to product and quantity
    • Monitor the quality of products produced and ensure that all initial products are approved by the Quality Manager.
    • Understand and practice ADS CORE VALUES

    Job Skills:

    The Blow Line Operator should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

    • Knowledge of Blow Mold machines
    • Ability to communicate at different levels within the organization
    • Ability to lift product up to 40 pounds
    • Ability to stand for long periods of time in a hot environment
    • Mechanically inclined
    • Ability to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision
    • Work well under stress and pressure of a fast paced production environment
    • Attention to detail
    • Mathematical skills
    • Able to work in a mechanical environment with hand tools and power tools.

    Educational Requirements:

    • High School education or equivalent. Some course work at a Technical School with a focus on industrial applications is a plus.

    Preferred Experience:

    • Manufacturing experience in a production/shop floor environment
    • Blow Mold experience a plus

    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to lift a maximum of 100 lbs
    • Ability to perform labor in extreme temperatures and temperature changes for long periods of time
    • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time
    • Position requires full range of body movement including lifting, twisting, bending, reaching, pulling and pushing
    • Ability to mount and dismount industrial equipment

    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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