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Plant Services Group Engineer in Bessemer City, NC at Advanced Drainage Systems

Date Posted: 4/1/2019

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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 Plant Service Engineer is responsible for planning, budgeting and executing a variety of manufacturing equipment projects across domestic and international locations. The Plant Services Engineer acts as the project manager for the implementation projects ranging from plant expansions, production line installations, plant retrofits and efficiency improvement projects. This role will require proficiency in engineering moderately complex plant layouts, adapting existing equipment designs, and training plant employees. Additionally, organizing and leading small teams is central to this role. Plant Service Group engineers are the liaison between Engineering and Manufacturing. Travel exceeds 50% throughout the US and Canada.

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

  • Provide leadership and support for equipment and infrastructure installations
  • Implement PM Programs
  • Routinely provide hands-on equipment and process troubleshooting & training
  • Perform AutoCAD drawings and functions while maintaining mechanical and electrical drawing files
  • Identify root causes of downtime, scrap and rate restrictions and partner with Engineering and Plant resources to resolve the challenges
  • Support Engineering on R & D of new equipment and processes.
  • Project Budgeting and Equipment Purchases
  • Travel > 50%


Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Plastic extrusion or injection mold experience preferred
  • Ability to work within a Team enviornment
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications
  • Strong mechanical and electrical troubleshooting aptitude
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Work autonomously and with minimal supervision

 Educational Requirements:


  • Prefer minimum 2-yr Associates Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Plastics, or equivalent.

  • Minimum 2 years’ Experience in Project Management

 Preferred Experience:


  • At least 3 years in a manufacturing enviornment

 Physical Requirements:


  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs.
  • Work safely in and around plant equipment
  • Work within the plant climate conditions
  • Ability to perform physical labor for extended periods of time in temperature extremes
  • Position requires full range of body motion including twisting, bending, reaching, squatting and ability to mount/dismount industrial equipment and vehicles
  • Ability to stand and be mobile for a minimum of 8 continuous hours
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.