Advanced Drainage Systems Grinder Maintenance Technician in WATERLOO, Iowa

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.Job ID 2018-4379Job Locations US-IA-WaterlooPosted Date 2018-05-01Category ManufacturingOverview 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 NYSEi. To enable our continued growth, we are looking to add top talent to our dynamic organization.Responsibilities The Grinder Maintenance Technician oversees and performs the preventive and reactive maintenance duties required for the material grinders of the plant. Priorities of the Grinder Maintenance Technician include management and execution of PM schedules, repair of any equipment that is needed to maintain maximum production rates and maintenance of an adequate spare parts inventory. This position requires the flexibility to work 40+ hours per week, weekends as required and also fulfill on-call duties for repairs and assistance. The Grinder Maintenance Technician reports directly to the Plant Maintenance 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 environmentMaintain adequate inventories of spare parts and equipmentImmediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to Plant Maintenance ManagerEnsure that all equipment is kept in a proper and safe working conditionPractice proper forklift operation and preventive maintenanceDirect and perform scheduled Preventive Maintenance dutiesMaintain facility housekeepingCommunicate with all plant personnelMaintain and build job skills through company training programsCommunicate with ADS support servicesTroubleshoot and repair equipment that is not operating properlyAssist with ADS support service team projectsEffectively manage UPTIME performanceUnderstand and practice ADS CORE VALUESJob Skills:This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:Basic industrial mechanical, electrical, plumbing and pneumatic skills including troubleshootingUnderstand purpose and proper use of small hand and power toolsUnderstanding of ADS manufacturing process including troubleshootingStrong time management and task prioritization skillsInventory managementSelf-motivationStrong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with and communicate to other plant personnelFacility organizationBasic computer skillsEducational Requirements:High School/Vocational School Diploma or equivalent3-5 years experience as ADS line operator or similar training and experiencePhysical Requirements:The employee will lift and move heavy items, which will require the ability to repeatedly lift 50 pounds to a height of 6 feetThe 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 hoursFacilities 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 temperatur