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Line Operator

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 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.

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

Schedule: Night Shift

+ 3:00pm-11:30pm M-F

+ 11pm-7:30am Sun- Thursday

Work-life balance, with more days off per month you’ll enjoy time away from work. You can plan your life around predictable schedules and extra days off for personal interests, hobbies, and wellness activities.

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

+ Embraces a culture of safety

+ Manages a plastic extrusion line to ensure finished goods meet quality specifications that meet customer needs

+ Utilizes standard operating procedures to ensure the production line is running with specifications

+ Leads with line tooling changes, start-ups and shutdowns

+ Maintains a safe work environment through practicing proper PPE and housekeeping compliance.

+ Accurately completes shift production and reporting paperwork.

+ Conducts regular product sampling to ensure consistent quality

+ Assist with Preventative Maintenance program

+ Meets or exceeds standard production efficiencies on all production lines.

+ Maintains and increases ability to operate various production lines through certifications

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

+ Perform tooling changeovers in a safe and efficient manner

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

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

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

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 a 12-hour 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: 2023-14353

External Company Name: Advanced Drainage Systems

External Company URL:

Street: 16234 13th Street NE

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