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Job: 2nd & 3rd Shift Production Line Operator - $1200 Sign-On Bonus, Advanced Drainage Systems, Mendota, IL

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2nd & 3rd Shift Production Line Operator - $1200 Sign-On Bonus
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Mendota, IL  61342 United States
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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.


A Line Operator is responsible for performing and maintaining the daily activities associated with a production line. This includes housekeeping, safety, quality, maintaining production efficiencies, repair and maintenance and minimizing downtime. This position requires the flexibility to work 40+ hours per week and weekends as required. Ability to work varying shifts is also required due to equipment changeovers. A Line Operator reports directly to the shift Production Supervisor.

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

  • Maintaining a safe work environment through practicing proper PPE and housekeeping compliance.

  • Immediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to the Production Supervisor

  • Practice proper forklift operation and preventive maintenance.

  • Completion of shift production and reporting paperwork.

  • Meet ADS and AASHTO quality specifications for all products produced.

  • Adhere to ADS product sampling schedule.

  • Assist with Preventative Maintenance program as required

  • Meet or exceed standard production efficiencies on all production lines.

  • Maintain ability to operate various production lines and process effectively, earn certifications

  • Maintain and build job skills through company training programs.

  • Troubleshoot process and mechanical problems and perform repairs and adjustments to meet production needs as required.

  • Perform tooling changeovers in an efficient manner

  • Meet wired plant compliance metrics

Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Mechanical troubleshooting and repair abilities.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Analytical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Ability to operate heavy machinery, i.e. forklifts, in a safe manner

  • Reading and Writing skills

  • Self-motivated

Educational Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous manufacturing machine operation or extrusion experience

  • 1-2 years experience as ADS Down Stream Technician

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to perform physical labor for extended periods of time in temperature extremes.

  • Position requires full range of body motion including twisting, bending, reaching, squatting and ability to mount/dismount industrial equipment and vehicles.

  • Ability to stand and be mobile for a minimum of 8 continuous hours.

  • Ability to use hands, arms and legs to physically handle and transport finished goods.

(Job number: 3948986)
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