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Advanced Drainage Systems EEO Statement: Advanced Drainage Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive...

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Findlay, Ohio

Hancock County


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Advanced Drainage Systems

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.

Process Engineer


Job ID: 2021-8844
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Engineering
Advanced Drainage Systems


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 Process Engineer is the main technical support for our ADS manufacturing sites. This person works closely with these manufacturing sites helping them improve their productivity through extrusion processing, equipment reliability, equipment upgrades (including replacements), standard work, and standardized processes.


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


  • Work with the various teams to develop and deploy processes that help standardize manufacturing practices
  • Support new production tooling runs at key manufacturing sites
  • Identify productivity improvement opportunities and work with the manufacturing sites to develop and implement these opportunities
  • Support production associate training as needed
  • Reviews the condition of existing manufacturing lines and work with the manufacturing teams to develop and execute equipment/line improvement plans
  • Assist the plant teams in reviewing their equipment needs and helping to prioritize these needs for capital planning purposes
  • Managing key equipment installations working closely with the manufacturing teams
  • Developing standard operating procedures for key manufacturing processes
  • Lead systematic problem-solving teams to help identify root causes and permanent corrective actions for key manufacturing issues
  • Provide formal updates and reviews to senior leadership on key projects, tooling runs, and improvement activities that are being implemented
  • Share lessons learned and best practices amongst the plants
  • Drive best practices and continuous improvement through standardized processes
  • Collaborate with various Supply Chain teams to resolve project obstacles or roadblocks



Job Requirements

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:


o Excellent interpersonal skills

o Solid analytical & systematic problem-solving skills

o Lean Manufacturing

o Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization

o Six Sigma

o Ability to drive continuous improvement methodology

o Development and roll out of SOPs

o Plastic processing equipment

o Resilience and resourcefulness

o Strong organizational and analytical skills

o Strong extrusion processing skills

o Equipment reliability and maintainability


Educational Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Plastics, Industrial, Mechanical, or another Engineering discipline



Preferred Experience:


  • Five or more years of manufacturing experience at various levels
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment, plastic extrusion, and molding a plus
  • Proven track record of driving continuous improvement with manufacturing teams
  • Polymer processing equipment and tooling (extrusion, injection molding, and blow molding)
  • Experience with capital planning, project development, and project execution
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite Software





Other Requirements:

  • 50% to 75% travel would be typical for this role
  • Ability to travel as needed to support plant requirements
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to work within the various climate conditions based on plant locations (Florida, Texas, Georgia, New Jersey, etc.)


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