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Saw Operator

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.

Saw Operator


Job ID: 2022-11536
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Manufacturing
Nyloplast Findlay




At ADS, no idea is off limits, and we celebrate creativity and bold moves. For more than 50 years ADS has been manufacturing a variety of innovative and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional materials. Headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio, we are a multi-billion dollar stormwater management company, manufacturing pipe and ancillary products. What does that mean? When it storms, we capture rain with our drain basins, convey it with pipe, store it using chambers and finally treat it with our water quality products, before safely returning water back to the environment. We handle, what we call, the entire lifecycle of a raindrop. Our products help prevent flooding, which increases quality of life for people living in large cities, suburbs, and rural towns. We also believe in creating a circular economy and are the second largest plastic recycling company in North America. We use plastic shampoo and detergent bottles to create pipe, diverting over 500 million pounds of plastic from landfills every year. ADS operates a global network of over 60 manufacturing plants and 30 distribution centers.


We have amazing stories to tell, and we need your help getting our story out there. To learn more about ADS, please visit our website at


The Saw Operator is responsible for processing all orders that require the raw material to be cut to a specific length. The Operator must determine the length to be cut based on the information provided by the Production Manager or the Drain Basin Data Entry Associate. The Operator is also responsible for all raw material that does not meet the standards for production. This loss in raw material must be documented for accounting purposes. The Operator is also in communications with the Blow Line Lead Operator to ensure continuous flow of material to the Blowline Department to minimize downtime from raw material shortages. Daily communication regarding department performance with Production Manager is required. Ultimate goal is to produce high quality parts with minimum downtime in the most safe and economical manner. The Saw Room Operator must be flexible to work 40+ hours per week. The Saw Room Operator reports directly to the Production Manager.


Job Responsibilities:

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

  • Maintain accurate inventory of consumable items with replenishment schedules
  • Maintain accurate production records in relation to loss of raw material and the quantity of cuts needed to fulfill order requirements
  • Ensure safe operations of all machines including saw inspections
  • Utilize daily production schedule board to maintain accurate cut counts to minimize overages and shortages of order requirements
  • Maintain accurate records of raw material usage to reflect daily consumption of raw material
  • Proper set up and maintenance of equipment used in the department
  • Maintain a clean work environment
  • Report any change in raw material characteristics to the Production Manager
  • Maintain the grounds where raw material is stored
  • Safely and timely unload inbound raw material
  • Organize raw material storage for accessibility and ease of counting by the Inventory Clerk
  • Understand and practice ADS CORE VALUES


Job Requirements

Job Skills:

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

  • Knowledge of inventory and supply chain management principles and techniques
  • Ability to communicate at different levels within the organization
  • Drive large size forklifts
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Excellent decision making skills
  • Work well under stress and pressure of fast paced production environment
  • Leadership skills
  • Complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision
  • Attention to safety requirements working with large machinery with multiple moving parts
  • Mathematical skills
  • Organizational skills

Educational Requirements:

  • High School education or equivalent. Able to work in a mechanical environment with hand tools and power tools.

Preferred Experience:

  • Manufacturing experience in a production/shop floor environment
  • Some floor Supervisory / Lead experience a plus

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
The Position requires full range of body motion on a daily basis including twisting, bending, reaching, squatting and ability to mount/dismount industrial equipment and vehicles

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