Production Team Trainer

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 Trainer plays an imperative role in the success and development of our Production and Yard Team Associates. We are looking for an individual who can coach, teach and mentor current and new employees in a positive manner by effectively delivering and facilitating training programs in various formats (classroom, virtual, work areas, etc) in a clear and effective manner that emphasizes safety, continuous improvement, accountability and process standardization

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

Work safely and follow all safety policies and procedures
Practice continuous improvement and 6S, including facility housekeeping
Train and guide employees (new hires and existing) on proper and safe procedures in relation to standard operating guidelines within the production and yard environments
Champion and lead in delivering of training programs to employees
Support and assist in developing standard practices and training programs to increase efficiencies in delivery of various programs
Coach and mentor team members to achieve success on an ongoing development basis
Assist in evaluating and documenting learning and progression of team members

Job Skills: This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

Self-motivated with the ability to work within small groups and teams.
Ability to teach, coach and deliver training programs in a clear and concise manner to team members of various levels of knowledge and skill
Proven leadership and team building skills
Thrives in a fast-paced environment, ability to maintain efficiency and pace
Extremely strong communicator and high level of interpersonal skills, with ability to deliver training in writing and verbally in English
Very organized with ability to maintain high level of detail
Intermediate Computer knowledge and understanding with Microsoft Office

Physical Requirements:

Able to lift 25 lbs
Ability to physically maneuver around workstations, stand, walk, crouch and climb stairs/ladders where required
Able to work on feet for long periods of time
Ability to work a variety of shifts and rotations; including days, afternoon and nights, weekdays, and weekends
Ability to travel to other sites to support training efforts

Educational Requirements:

High School Diploma or equivalent with focus on Manufacturing related studies
Post-Secondary diploma/degree preferred
Adult learning and/or training experience an asset

Preferred Experience

ADS process and function knowledge
Machine Operation or Plastic Extrusion background
Manufacturing or Industrial experience, especially the ability to function in a production team environment
Forklift & OTR vehicle experience
Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) a plus

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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