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Advanced Drainage Systems Grind Maintenance Technician- Join the 2nd Shift Team to be eligible for $1,000 Sign-On bonus in Shippenville, Pennsylvania


We seek out the best talent and offer tremendous opportunity for growth, competitive compensation and benefits for individuals who want a career with a great company that maintains a family feel.

Why ADS?

Although our products are typically underground and go unnoticed by most people, we come to work every day to provide society cleaner, more sustainable, longer lasting water management products that allow people to continue to live their lives comfortably and healthy.

ADS products prevent fields from eroding and homes from flooding. They keep crops growing, roads and airports in use and prevent contamination of local waterways. The work we do is highly valuable to society and vitally important to our environment, our planet, our health and our quality of life.

With a history of breaking new ground and advancing our industry, Advanced Drainage Systems seeks talented people looking to make an impact on a growing, dynamic company. Since our founding, we've built ADS into an industry leader thanks to the work of associates who recognize the vital importance of water management.

Living a healthy, well-balanced life with the ability to achieve success –- professionally, financially and emotionally -- is what ADS team members want for themselves, and what ADS wants for its team members.

The Grinder Maintenance Technician oversees and performs the preventive and reactive maintenance duties required for the material grinders of the plant. Priorities of the Grinder Maintenance Technician include management and execution of PM schedules, repair of any equipment that is needed to maintain maximum production rates and maintenance of an adequate spare parts inventory. This position requires the flexibility to work 40+ hours per week, weekends as required and also fulfill on-call duties for repairs and assistance. The Grinder Maintenance Technician reports directly to the Plant Maintenance Manager.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

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

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

  • Maintain adequate inventories of spare parts and equipment

  • Immediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to Plant Maintenance Manager

  • Ensure that all equipment is kept in a proper and safe working condition

  • Practice proper forklift operation and preventive maintenance

  • Direct and perform scheduled Preventive Maintenance duties

  • Maintain facility housekeeping

  • Communicate with all plant personnel

  • Maintain and build job skills through company training programs

  • Communicate with ADS support services

  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment that is not operating properly

  • Assist with ADS support service team projects

  • Effectively manage UPTIME performance

  • Understand and practice ADS CORE VALUES

Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Basic industrial mechanical, electrical, plumbing and pneumatic skills including troubleshooting

  • Understand purpose and proper use of small hand and power tools

  • Understanding of ADS manufacturing process including troubleshooting

  • Strong time management and task prioritization skills

  • Inventory management

  • Self-motivation

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with and communicate to other plant personnel

  • Facility organization

  • Basic computer skills

Educational Requirements:

  • High School/Vocational School Diploma or equivalent

  • 3-5 years experience as ADS line operator or similar training and experience

Physical Requirements:

  • The employee will lift and move heavy items, which will require the ability to repeatedly lift 50 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

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.

Requisition ID: 2021-8288

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Street: 22793 RT 66N