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Job Description



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 second 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

Leadership Competencies

The successful candidate must bring high level of ethical, intellectual, professional, and personal values that complement the team.

  • Strategic Mindset – anticipates future trends and implications accurately
  • Decision Quality – relies on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment when making decisions
  • Customer Focus – identifies opportunities that benefit the business
  • Business Insight – keeps up with current and possible future policies, practices, and trends in the organization, function, and in the marketplace
  • Plans and Aligns – breaks down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions
  • Optimizes Work Processes – seeks ways to improve processes, from small tweaks to complete reengineering
  • Ensures Accountability – establishes clear responsibilities and processes for monitoring work and measuring results
  • Collaborates – works cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives
  • Develops Talent – develops others through coaching, feedback, exposure, and stretch assignments
  • Builds Effective Teams – forms teams with appropriate and diverse mix of styles, perspectives, and experience
  • Drives Vision and Purpose – talks about future possibilities in a positive way
  • Courage – faces difficult issues and supports others who do the same


The Production Manager is responsible for all daily activities within the plant including production functions, plant organization, housekeeping and other duties as required. The Production Manager is also involved with all plant personnel including hiring, employee development, terminations and disciplinary actions. This position requires the flexibility to work 40 hours per week and weekends as required. The Production Manager reports directly to the Plant Manager.


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


  • Practice proper PPE compliance and maintain a safe working record and environment
  • Maintain communication with other ADS manufacturing facilities and offices
  • Immediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to Plant Manager
  • Scheduling of weekly production and tooling changeovers
  • Practice proper forklift operation and preventive maintenance
  • Maintain ADS product and resin sampling schedule
  • Meet or exceed facility housekeeping expectations
  • Review of inventory reports (Min/Max, Over-allocated)
  • Maintain and build job skills through company and outside training programs
  • Ensure that ADS and AASHTO quality specifications are met for all products produced
  • Meet or exceed standard production efficiencies on all production lines
  • Ensure Wired Plant compliance
  • Traveling Tooling scheduling and management
  • Troubleshoot equipment/process problems
  • TIR maintenance and compliance
  • Raw material inventory and management
  • Ensure proper personnel administration
  • Understand and practice ADS CORE VALUES
  • Facilitation of personnel training and certification
  • Promotes a positive and transparent work environment
  • Ensure proper management of operating supply purchases via the internal purchase order system or company credit card



Job Skills:


This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:


  • Leadership skills
  • Mathematical skills
  • Inventory Management
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Familiarity with BOM products
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Complete knowledge of all ADS products
  • Operating system knowledge including, Inventory and Production functions
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Proficient ADS production equipment knowledge


Educational Requirements:


  • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • Vocational or college degree preferred


Preferred Experience:


  • Supervisory training or related experience
  • Basic industrial maintenance/mechanical training or equivalent


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 for a specified amount of time 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

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.

Skills for Production Manager

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Career Path for Production Manager

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