Manufacturing Process & Asset Specialist

Job Locations US-IL-Mendota
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/17/2024 1:10 PM)
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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. 


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The Manufacturing Process and Asset Specialist is responsible for supporting manufacturing operations byi helping to troubleshoot tooling equipment and process problems to increase manufacturing quality, productivity and other related operational performance measures. The manufacturing Process and Asset Specialist should be proficient with the changeover process and tooling equipment and proactively work to identify potential efficiency gains designed to improve key performance indicators and train employees to improve their skills on the process. This role will also be responsible for tracking and managing all site equipment and assets.


Primary Job Responsibilities:


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

  • Track, monitor and record data around the changeover and tooling process
  • Actively work to improve OEE through downtime elimination and process improvement
  • Create action plans to drive improvements and fix problems based on data driven decisions and effective root cause analysis
  • Coordinate tooling repairs with Maintenance and engineering as needed
  • Accountable for inspecting and verifying all inbound and outbound tooling is in proper runnable condition.
  • Ensure tooling is being loaded to internal specifications
  • Identify and train Tooling Champions for each shift.
  • Accurately track and manage all site equipment and assets through our CMMS system
  • Assist in directing and supervision of the manufacturing changeover process across all lines. 
  • Train employees on the changeover process.
  • Continually analyze changeover process for continuous improvement. Formulate actions and execute with the production team.
  • Assist in changeovers (when required) in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Review changeover process to ensure it is running at the documented process. Determine root cause if not running at standard and report (document) findings to management.
  • May be assigned special projects or investigations as directed by management.

Job Skills:


This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Ability to multi-task with excellent time management
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong aptitude with common computer applications
  • Ability to communicate at different levels within the organization
  • Ability to read and understand technical information

Educational Requirements and Preferred Experience:

  • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Associates or Bachelors technical degree in a field relevant to plant operations preferred.
  • 3-5 years of related work experience in manufacturing setting, plastics preferred

 Physical Requirements:

  • The position requires full range of body motion on a daily basis including twisting, bending and reaching
  • Ability to work in a manufacturing environment with extreme hot and cold temperatures.
  • Capable of working on your feet for an extended period of time.
  • The employee will lift and move heavy items, which will require the ability to repeatedly lift 75 pounds to a height of 6 feet


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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