Plant Maintenance Manager


The Plant Maintenance Manager oversees and performs the preventive and reactive maintenance duties required for the manufacturing operations of the plant. Priorities of the Maintenance Manager 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. A Plant Maintenance Manager generally supervises a department including three Maintenance Technicians. 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 Plant Maintenance Manager reports directly to the Plant Manager.

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

  • Practice proper PPE compliance and maintain a safe working record and environment
  • Maintain adequate inventories of spare parts and equipment
  • Immediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to Plant Manager
  • Ensure that all equipment is kept in a proper and safe working condition
  • Practice proper forklift operation and preventive maintenance
  • Direct and ensure that all scheduled Preventive Maintenance duties are completed
  • Maintain facility housekeeping
  • Communicate with all plant personnel
  • Maintain and build job skills through company training programs
  • Communicate with ADS support services
  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment that is not operating properly
  • Assist with ADS support service team projects
  • Effectively manage UPTIME performance
  • Understand and practice ADS CORE VALUES

Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Basic industrial mechanical, electrical, plumbing and pneumatic skills including troubleshooting
  • Understand purpose and proper use of small hand and power tools
  • Understanding of ADS manufacturing process including troubleshooting
  • Strong time management and task prioritization skills
  • Inventory management
  • Self-motivation
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with and communicate to other plant personnel
  • o Facility organization
  • Basic computer skills

Educational Requirements:

  • High School/Vocational School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred Experience:

  • 3-5 years experience as ADS line operator or similar training and experience
  • Prior maintenance management or supervision preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • The employee will lift and move heavy items, which will require the ability to repeatedly lift 75 pounds to a height of 6 feet
  • 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 physical labor for extended periods of time in temperature extremes
  • The employee will be handling materials daily, which requires the ability to use hands, arms and legs to physically handle and transport finished goods

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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