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Advanced Drainage Systems Sort Line Operator - COME JOIN OUR TEAM - $1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS in Waterloo, Iowa

Why ADS?

Although our products are typically underground and go unnoticed by most people, we come to work every day to provide cleaner, more sustainable, and longer lasting water management products that allow people to live their lives more comfortably and healthily. ADS products prevent fields from eroding and homes from flooding. They keep crops growing, roads and airports in use and prevent contamination of local waterways.

With a history of breaking new ground and advancing our industry, we are seeking talented people to join our dynamic company. Thanks to our people ADS has become an industry leader and our people recognize the vital role they play in sustaining our environment and water management.

The Sort Line Operator is responsible for manually sorting recycled plastics to ensure that the correct material is sent to the grinders for processing. The Sort Line Operator is the first step in the quality assurance process of the plastic reprocessing operation. Sort Line Operators receive direction throughout their work shift from the Grind Line Supervisor. This position requires the flexibility to work 40+ hours per week and weekends as required. A Sort Line Operator reports directly to the Grind Line Supervisor.

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

  • Manually remove material that should not enter the grinders and the next steps of the recycling process.

  • Maintain and build job skills through company training programs

  • Practice proper PPE compliance and maintain a safe working record and environment

  • Assist with Preventive Maintenance program as required

  • Immediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to Supervisor

  • Practice proper forklift operation and preventive maintenance

  • Maintain facility housekeeping

  • Understand and practice ADS CORE VALUES

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Self-motivation

  • Energetic

  • Dependability

  • Ability to learn new skills

  • Team oriented

    Educational Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

    Preferred Experience:

  • Previous industrial or manufacturing experience

    Physical Requirements:

  • The employee will lift and move heavy items, which will require the ability to repeatedly lift 50 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 material and 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

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.

Requisition ID: 2021-8262

External Company URL:

Street: 300 Ansborough Avenue

Remote Work Opportunity: No