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Production Supervisor

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 Production Supervisor is responsible for all aspects of safety, quality and production on his/her shift. The Production Supervisor is also responsible for the direct supervision and training of hourly employees on his/her shift. This position requires the flexibility to work various shifts, 40+ hours per week and weekends as required. A Production Supervisor reports directly to the Production Manager.

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

+ Practice proper PPE compliance and maintain a safe working record and environment

+ Completion of shift production and reporting paperwork

+ Immediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to Production Manager

+ Meet ADS and AASHTO quality specifications for all products produced

+ Assist with Preventive Maintenance program as required

+ Meet wired plant compliance metrics

+ Practice proper forklift operation and preventive maintenance

+ Adhere to ADS product sampling schedule

+ Meet or exceed facility housekeeping expectations

+ Daily allocation and management of available resources to accomplish the shift’s assigned production duties

+ Maintain and build job skills through company training programs

+ Meet or exceed standard production efficiencies on all production lines

+ Ensure that all employees on his/her shift are properly trained in the areas of safety and quality as well as all job functions

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

+ Expedite product changeovers in an efficient manner

+ Understand and practice ADS CORE VALUES

Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

+ Mechanical troubleshooting and repair abilities

+ Leadership skills

+ Supervision Skills/Training Skills

+ Motivational skills

+ Basic computer skills

+ ADS extrusion process knowledge

+ Decision making and problem solving abilities

+ Ability to communicate with various levels within the organization

Educational Requirements:

+ High School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred Experience:

+ 1-2 years experience as ADS line operator or related experience

+ Supervisory training or related experience

Physical Requirements:

+ Ability to repeatedly lift 75 pounds to a height of 6 feet

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

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

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

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

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: 2022-9799

External Company URL:

Street: 16234 13th Street NE

Production Supervisor

Full time
Buxton, NC 27920

Published on 05/26/2022

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