Plant Quality Assurance Specialist

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Website Advanced Drainage Systems

Advanced Drainage Systems

Company : Advanced Drainage Systems

Country: United States

Location : Swedesboro, New Jersey

Post: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 21:25:20 GMT

Expires: Sat, 27 Aug 2022 23:59:59 GMT

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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 second 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. 


We have amazing stories to tell, and we need your help getting our story out there. To learn more about ADS, please visit our website at 

The Quality Specialist is responsible for implementing quality methods and protocol in accordance with ADS Quality System. The Quality Specialist is also responsible for driving Continuous Improvement on companywide initiatives as well as plant specific programs as they arise. The Quality Specialist reports directly to the Quality Process Manager and has a dotted line to Plant Manager.


Primary Job Responsibilities:

Maintain Quality Assurance (Lab Quality) portion of ADS Quality System so that requirements are being met. Lab sample testing and correlation feedback to LO constitutes 40% of work week.

Monitor the Quality Control (Plant Quality) portion of the ADS Quality System

Facilitate external audits of home plant and external audits of support plants as necessary

Complete Continuous Improvement projects agreed upon by Quality Process Manager with appropriate deliverables targeting 5 hours per week on CI projects.

Assist with Internal Quality Audits and ensure posting of Corrective Actions (CA) within the designated timeline

Complete CA follow up with audited plants on monthly basis

Regular involvement and support with home plant on CI projects.

Assist support plants with a minimum of one Continuous Improvement project per year

Ensure Wired Plant compliance through training, follow-up and documentation to plant management team if issues persist

Facilitate required quality training at home plant and provide support training to audit plants

Instill and impose a Quality culture at all levels of the plant

Regular inspection through Line and Yard walks to ensure compliance with ADS Quality System

Monitor incoming resin sampling procedures to ensure compliance with ADS Quality System

Maintain schedule and proper calibration of quality measurement instruments

Generate certification and compliance letters as required

Respond to field complaints/visit customer locations as required

Job Skills:

Understanding of quality control/assurance principles

Knowledge of manufacturing and plastics processing

Ability to work with corporate, plant, sales and outside agency personnel

Strong leadership and problem solving skills

Critical thinking and good decision-making skills

Strong work ethic and time management skills

Willing to travel (20%)

Available to work weekends and off shifts as necessary

Strong troubleshooting skills and root cause analysis

Ability to perform effective hands on training within the manufacturing/QC process.

 Educational Requirements:

2 year degree minimum or equivalent work experience



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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