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Plant Quality Assurance Specialist

Advanced Drainage Systems

This is a Contract position in Anaheim, CA posted March 7, 2022.

Overview: 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 NYSE.

To enable our continued growth, we are looking to add top talent to our dynamic organization.

Responsibilities: 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 SystemFacilitate external audits of home plant and external audits of support plants as necessaryComplete 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 timelineComplete CA follow up with audited plants on monthly basisRegular involvement and support with home plant on CI projects.Assist support plants with a minimum of one Continuous Improvement project per yearEnsure Wired Plant compliance through training, follow-up and documentation to plant management team if issues persistFacilitate required quality training at home plant and provide support training to audit plantsInstill and impose a Quality culture at all levels of the plantRegular inspection through Line and Yard walks to ensure compliance with ADS Quality SystemMonitor incoming resin sampling procedures to ensure compliance with ADS Quality System Maintain schedule and proper calibration of quality measurement instrumentsGenerate certification and compliance letters as requiredRespond to field complaints/visit customer locations as requiredJob Skills:Understanding of quality control/assurance principlesKnowledge of manufacturing and plastics processingAbility to work with corporate, plant, sales and outside agency personnelStrong leadership and problem solving skills Critical thinking and good decision-making skillsStrong work ethic and time management skillsWilling to travel (20%)Available to work weekends and off shifts as necessaryStrong 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: 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.