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Yard Manager

Company: Advanced Drainage Systems
Location: Calhoun
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:


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 www.adspipe.com.


The Yard Manager supervises and directs the work activities of all Yard personnel involved in the shipping, receiving and handling of product. This position provides leadership and direction in loading and unloading techniques, receiving procedures, yard organization, inventory handling and control, yard vehicle maintenance and the promotion of a safe working environment. A Yard Manager generally supervises a department of up to 15 Yard Loaders. The Yard Manager is involved with all plant personnel including hiring, employee development, terminations and disciplinary actions. This position requires the flexibility to work 40+ hours per week and weekends as required. The Yard Manager reports directly to the Plant 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 environment
  • Facilitation of departmental communication and meetings
  • Immediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to Plant Manager
  • Conducting cycle-counts
  • Practice proper forklift and yard vehicle operation and preventive maintenance
  • Management of product rotation
  • Maintain yard housekeeping, organization and layout
  • Assurance of maximized payloads
  • Maintain and build job skills through company training programs
  • Ensuring departmental policy compliance
  • Communication with Dispatcher regarding relative issues
  • Management of departmental training
  • Organization of daily loading sequence
  • Department personnel administration
  • Yard vehicle maintenance schedule compliance
  • Maximization of departmental labor efficiencies
  • Minimization of loading errors
  • Coordination of DOT stock lots
  • Minimization of departmental overtime
  • Finished Goods quality inspections
  • Management of product conversions
  • Confirmation of customer orders (ASN)
  • Management of yard organization, layout and map
  • Management of L/MH certification programs
  • Management of CPUs and RMAs
  • Understand and practice ADS CORE VALUES
  • Promote a positive and transparent work environment
  • Ensure proper management of operating supply purchases via the internal PO system or company credit card
    Job Skills:This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:
    • Professionalism and leadership skills
    • Familiarity with BOM products
    • Time management and organizational skills
    • Operating system functions including inventory & order entry procedures
    • Communication skills
    • Basic computer skills
    • Knowledge of all ADS products
    • Familiarity with miscellaneous & resale products
    • Freight management
    • Inventory management
    • Receiving procedures
    • Mathematical skills
    • Knowledge of local shipping regulations
    • Forklift & OTR vehicle driving skillsEducational Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent
      Vocational or Associates Degree preferred
      Preferred Experience:
      • 3-5 years experience as an ADS Yard Loader
      • Supervisory experience Physical Requirements:
        • Ability to repeatedly lift 75 pounds to a height of 6 feet
        • Ability to stand and be mobile for a minimum of 8 continuous hours
        • Ability to perform physical labor for extended periods of time in temperature extremes
        • Ability to use hands, arms and legs to physically handle and transport finished goods
        • Position requires full range of body motion including twisting, bending, reaching, squatting and ability to mount/dismount industrial equipment and vehicles

          Job Industries
          • Customer Service

Keywords: Advanced Drainage Systems, Evansville , Yard Manager, Executive , Calhoun, Indiana

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