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Site Production Manager in Bakersfield, CA at Advanced Drainage Systems

Date Posted: 4/14/2019

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Job Description


Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of innovative water management products and drainage solutions. ADS operates a global network of 61 manufacturing plants and 29 distribution centers through our 3,800 employee team members. 

Why choose ADS?  We seek out the best talent and provide you with resources for career development, support and the chance to lead something big.  We offer tremendous opportunity for individuals who want to advance in the industry through innovation and leadership.  Choosing a career with ADS means joining a great company and being part of a great family.

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The production manager is responsible for all production, shipping and maintenance employees in the plant. He leads teams to attain plant goals including safety, quality, housekeeping and production. He is a coach that assists teams with problem solving activities. He will lead the employees in motivation, job training and perform performance reviews. He will implement lean manufacturing systems and procedures. Must interact with other departments to insure Quality of product produced. Must have leadership ability.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

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

  • Leadership ability
  • Produce weekly schedule for production in accordance with the set production plan
  • Improve production and shipping efficiencies
  • Maintain spending within the budget
  • Support all other departments in the organization
  • Maintain storage and capacity issues
  • Develop strong teams to insure Quality of product produced and shipped
  • Seek improvements throughout the organization
  • Monitor production output and train to improve efficiencies
  • Understand and practice ADS Core Values.
  • Maintain accurate records for inventory and maintain employee records
  • Hire and terminate employees as required

Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Various computer operating systems (MS office/ Oracle)
  • Team oriented and self motivated
  • Dependability
  • Problem solving skills- Leadership skills
  • Delegation
  • Ability to communicate at all levels within the organization
  • Production and capacity planning
  • Knowledge of inventory and supply chain principles and techniques

Educational Requirements:

  • College degree or 6+ years’ experience in a fast pace production working environment
  • Preferably plastics background

Preferred Experience:

  • Some trade or apprenticeship experience
  • 6+ years Supervisory experience

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift a maximum of 90 lbs
  • Ability to work 40+ hour per week
  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to speak clearly
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.


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