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Supervisor

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

Job Description:

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Why ADS?

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

With a history of breaking new ground and advancing our industry, we are seeking talented people to join our dynamic company. Thanks to our people ADS has become an industry leader and our people recognize the vital role they play in sustaining our environment and water management.


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 shifts 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



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, Waterloo , Supervisor, Other , Waterloo, Iowa

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