Advanced Drainage Systems Sewing Machine Operator in Mendota, Illinois

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Job ID 2017-3636

Job Locations US-IL-Naperville

Posted Date 7/31/2017

Category Manufacturing

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Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of innovative water management products and drainage solutions. ADS operates a global network of 61 manufacturing plants and 29 distribution centers through our 3,800 employee team members.

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The Industrial Sewer will be responsible for sewing filter bags used on the FLEXSTORM product line in a 12,000 sq ft air conditioned facility in Naperville, IL.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

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

Operate industrial sewing machines to join pre-cut patterns; align materials and complete filter bag sewing on 5 thread overlocking and single needle walking foot machines.

Create new and custom bag patterns for non-stocked sizes.

Cut bag patterns of multiple materials and layers using hand held rotary blade.

Report any equipment or safety concerns immediately to assure a safe work environment.

Follow production schedules and priorities.

Monitor and maintain stock bag inventory levels and communicate daily with shop supervisor.

Perform additional responsibilities as requested.

Understand and practice ADS CORE VALUES.

Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

Inspect parts during assembly and upon completion to assure compliance with established product quality criteria.

Speed and Accuracy operating all sewing equipment

Make minor repairs to assigned machines.

Ability to work in high pressure situations

Adjust machines to stitch various types of fabrics.

Educational Requirements:

High School Diploma or equivalent preferred

Preferred Experience:

2-5 years experience operating heavy duty industrial walking foot sewing machines

Physical Requirements:

Be capable of lifting 40 lb 4' long rolls of fabric onto cutting racks at shoulder height

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