• Engineer - Automation and Controls

    Job Locations US-OH-Hilliard
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/23/2019 5:26 PM)
    Job ID
    Supply Chain
  • 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 Corporate Automation Controls Engineer supports all aspects of ADS automation and control systems. This role will be key to designing, implementing an d monitoring systems and tools to meet new/changing process requirements through disciplined project management. The Corporate Automation Controls Engineer will also drive and track capital projects that will support automation and control systems.


    Primary Job Responsibilities:


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

    • Works with the IT team and plant teams to implement upgrades and insure alignment with the future vision for manufacturing
    • Helps to train various plant resources to support new technologies
    • Develops standards for key areas of manufacturing
    • Ensures alignment with these standards amongst all teams
    • Aids in plant integration projects and support afterwards
    • Single point of contact for plant resources for controls concerns
    • Works closely with the corporate maintenance engineer to ensure continuity of work
    • Leads Operations projects using PMI process principles
    • Capable of communicating at all levels of the company
    • Strong presentation skills
    • Able to manage multiple complex multi-faceted projects
    • Keeps the team aligned to the defined project charters and project metrics
    • Experience with systematic problem solving tools
    • Customer focused
    • Capable of aligning all key stakeholders
    • Understands the ADS structure and capable of navigating the various corporate obstacles and avoid any pit falls
    • Able to manage internal/external/direct/indirect project team resources s needed

    This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

    • Excellent Leadership skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Understanding of manufacturing supply chain
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Ability to communicate at different levels within the organization

    Educational Requirements:

    • Bachelors' Degree in Electrical or Controls Engineering

    Preferred Experience:

    • two (2) or more years of manufacturing experience 
    • Experience in capital project development and execution
    • Equipment/system level trouble shooting experience
    • Helped to develop/mentor other team members and project managers
    • Similar Job experience

    Other Requirements:

    • 40% travel is required


    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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