Plant Maintenance Technician

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 Plant Maintenance Technician oversees and performs the preventive and reactive maintenance duties required for the manufacturing operations of the plant. Priorities of the Maintenance Technician include management and execution of PM schedules, repair of any equipment that is needed to maintain maximum production rates and maintenance of an adequate spare parts inventory. This position requires the flexibility to work 40+ hours per week, weekends as required and also fulfill on-call duties for repairs and assistance. The Plant Maintenance Technician reports directly to the Maintenance Manager or Production Manager and/or Plant Manager.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Practice proper PPE compliance and maintain a safe working record and environment
Maintain adequate inventories of spare parts and equipment
Immediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to Plant Manager
Ensure that all equipment is kept in a proper and safe working condition
Practice proper forklift operation and preventive maintenance
Direct and perform scheduled Preventive Maintenance duties
Maintain facility housekeeping
Communicate with all plant personnel
Maintain and build job skills through company training programs
Communicate with ADS support services
Troubleshoot and repair equipment that is not operating properly
Assist with ADS support service team projects
Effectively manage UPTIME performance
Understand and practice ADS CORE VALUES
Job Skills:
This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:
Basic industrial mechanical, electrical, plumbing and pneumatic skills including troubleshooting
Understand purpose and proper use of small hand and power tools
Understanding of ADS manufacturing process including troubleshooting
Strong time management and task prioritization skills
Inventory management
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with and communicate to other plant personnel
o Facility organization
Basic computer skills
Educational Requirements: Preferred Experience:
High School/Vocational School Diploma or equivalent
3-5 years experience as ADS line operator or similar training and experience
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 specified shifts and moving around at all times, which will require the ability to stand and be mobile for a minimum of 8 continuous hours
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
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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