Production Supervisor

at Advanced Drainage Systems
Location See Description, United States of America
Date Posted August 13, 2023
Job Type Full-time



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

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

Hourly Range:
Individual pay may vary and is determined by work location, shift, and factors such as job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. ADS offers competitive compensation, professional development opportunities, and competitive medical and retirement benefit programs. Your recruiter can share more specific information on the role and location of which you apply.
EEO Statement:

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.

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