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Downstream Technician

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 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

A Plastic Manufacturing Technician is responsible for the packaging, labeling and visual quality inspection of all products produced on their respective production line. A Plastic Manufacturing Technician is also required to assist Line Operators with line start-ups, shutdowns and tooling changeovers. Partners closely with the Line Operator to meet established production goals.

This position requires the flexibility to work 40+ hours per week and weekends as required.


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

+ Embrace a culture of safety

+ Ensure quality by conducting final visual inspections and labeling all finished goods

+ Track quantity of units produced from the production line to ensure efficiency

+ Utilize standard operating procedures to package pipe to be delivered to customers

+ Maintain a safe working environment that includes the consistent use of Personal Protection Equipment to ensure your safety

+ Assist with line tooling changes, start-ups, shutdowns and down-stream equipment set-up

+ Ability to learn and stay current on pipe specifications and packaging requirements

+ Practice continuous improvement which not only includes the line but also facility housekeeping

+ Invest in your career with ADS. Build and maintain job skills and additional earning potential through company training programs

Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

+ Self-motivated and the ability to work independently

+ Energetic and thrive in a fast-paced environment

+ Dependability

+ Ability to learn new skills

+ Team oriented

+ Basic Mathematical skills

Preferred Experience:

+ Previous industrial or manufacturing experience

Physical Requirements:

+ Ability to perform physical labor for extended periods of time in fluctuating temperatures.

+ 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 throughout the shift.

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


We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits program including:

+ Medical

+ Dental

+ Vision

+ Retirement Plan

+ Paid Holidays/ Vacation Days

+ And much more

ADS supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience, and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. ADS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 2023-14804

External Company Name: Advanced Drainage Systems

External Company URL:

Street: 4800 Marlette Road

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