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Hawkeye Machine Operator
Advanced Drainage Systems
Job Location: Winston Salem, NC


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 4,700 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 Machine Operator runs the Hawkeye production equipment, crane, and other machines when needed. Also, the Machine Operator must work as a leader with the Crane and Production Operators for maximum production. This position requires the flexibility to work 40+ hours per week and weekends as required. A Machine Operator reports directly to the Production Manager.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

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

  • Practice proper PPE compliance and maintain a safe working record and environment
  • Assist other Crane and Production Operators in a leadership role for maximum productivity
  • Immediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to Production Supervisor
  • Safely operate the production equipment, crane, and other machines when needed
  • Assist with Preventive Maintenance program as required
  • Maintain facility and yard housekeeping
  • Maintain and build job skills through company training programs
  • Practice proper crane operation and preventive maintenance
  • Assist in other jobs around the facility
  • Adjust settings properly on machines to ensure ultimate production
  • Completion of overhead crane class
  • Understand and practice ADS CORE VALUES

Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Self-motivation o Energetic
  • Dependability
  • Ability to learn new skills
  • Team oriented
  • Basic Mathematical skills
  • Forklift driving skills o Basic Writing skills

Educational Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous customer service and/or warehouse experience

Physical Requirements:

  • The employee will lift and move heavy items throughout a shift, which will require the ability to repeatedly lift 50 pounds
  • The employee will be working specified shifts 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
  • The employee will be handling materials daily, which requires the ability to use hands, arms and physical labor for extended periods of time in temperature extremes 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


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