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Technician Plant Quality Lab at Advanced Drainage Systems

Technician Plant Quality Lab

Advanced Drainage Systems New Miami, OH (Onsite) Full-Time
CB Est Salary: $75K - $75K/Year

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 Plant Quality Lab Technician is responsible for Lab Quality pipe evaluations, implementing quality methods and protocol in accordance with ADS, and industry standards as well as customer requirements at a specific plant location. This person must demonstrate excellent leadership skills and work coherently with the plant management team. This position will require flexibility to work 40+ hours a week plus weekends as required. The Plant Quality Lab Technician must also have the flexibility to work various shifts if needed. The Plant Quality Lab Technician reports directly to the Plant Manager for day to day plant responsibilities. The Plant Manager will conduct the annual review session.

Job Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the Plant Quality Lab Technician include, but are not limited to:

* Implementation and training of company, AASHTO, ASTM & CSA quality standards.
* Daily review of product from all lines and inventory since previous day. Communication and follow-up is to be established between plant manager and production manager.
* Monitor proper handling of product by all employees (i.e. product damage, proper storage).
* Facilitate DST/LO certifications. Administer the Quality portions of all training certifications.
* Maintain schedule and proper calibration of quality measurement instruments.
* Monitor incoming resin sampling procedures to ensure compliance with requirements.
* Monitor retain sample program and review all correlation issues with the LO. Issue corrective action as necessary.
* Administrating Training Academy courses.
* Communicate with Central Labs and resource personnel on quality related issues.
* Ensure Wired Plant compliance through training, follow-up and documentation to plant management team if issues persist.
* Facilitate monthly quality training with Line Operators, DST's, Loaders and Material Handlers.
* Monitor inspections of resale products to ensure compliance with requirements.
* Generate certification and compliance letters as required.
* Respond to field complaints/visit customer locations
* Understand and practice ADS Core Values.
* Evaluate complaint samples if received.

Job Skills:

* Leadership skills
* Excellent verbal and written skills
* Strong organizational skills
* Strong time management skills
* Mathematics skills
* Intermediate computer skills (MS Office Suite)
* Proven facilitation and team building skills
* Mechanical and process aptitude

Educational Requirements:

* 2-year associates degree minimum requirement

Preferred Experience:

* 3-5 years related manufacturing/quality experience

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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