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Plastic Fabrication Manager

Company: Advanced Drainage Systems
Location: Harrisonville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


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 Fabrication Manager is accountable for the training, productivity and motivation of a team of Plastic Fabricators in the production of standard and non-standard HDPE dual wall pipe fittings. The Manager is responsible for safety, productivity, quality and cost control in the Fabrication Department on a daily basis. The Fabrication Manager is responsible for all personnel issues including but not limited to hiring, employee development, terminations and disciplinary actions. This position requires the flexibility to work 40+ hours per week and weekends as required and performs production tasks for support purposes. The Fabrication Manager reports directly to the Plant Manager and indirectly to the National Manager of Fabricated Fittings.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

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

  • Implements and manages Fab Shop programs and policies
  • Hold regular production meetings with team
  • Lead all safety standards and seek improvements
  • Meet all Fabrication Support Group reporting requirements
  • Lead involvement in all Fab/Plant improvement programs and Lean initiatives
  • Be proactive in all Fabrication Support Group initiatives
  • Ensure a high level of product quality while looking for cost and performance improvements
  • Regular communication with Sales, Service, Application Engineering, Fab Service Specialists
  • Make certain that production and efficiency standards are maintained.
  • Lead equipment preventive maintenance programs and actively seek improvements
  • Bring a positive attitude to the position and be aware of team morale and building opportunity
  • Raw material and finished goods inventory mgmt
  • Ensure proper personnel administration
  • Assist Plant manager with the budget creation process and managing operating costs throughout the year
  • Maintain and build job skills through company and outside training programs
  • Understand and practice ADS Core Values
  • Satisfy all local Plant reporting requirements

Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Leadership and motivational skills
  • Basic drawing & orthographic projection interpret
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • ADS cross functional experience (yard and plant)
  • Ability to speak in public and give presentations
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Complete ADS Fab product/process knowledge
  • Educational Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Vocational or college degree preferred

Preferred Experience:

  • Supervisory training or related background
  • Industrial maintenance/mechanical experience
  • Master Fabricator Level
  • 3-5 years of ADS/Fabrication experience

Physical Requirements:

  • The employee will lift and move heavy items, which will require the ability to repeatedly lift 75 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
  • The Position requires full range of body motion on a daily basis including twisting, bending, reaching, squatting and ability to mount/dismount industrial equipment and vehicles

EEO Statement

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.

Keywords: Advanced Drainage Systems, Overland Park , Plastic Fabrication Manager, Other , Harrisonville, Kansas

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