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Advanced Drainage Systems Shipping Dock Loader in Waterloo, Iowa


We seek out the best talent and offer tremendous opportunity for growth, competitive compensation and benefits for individuals who want a career with a great company that maintains a family feel.

Why ADS?

Although our products are typically underground and go unnoticed by most people, we come to work every day to provide society cleaner, more sustainable, longer lasting water management products that allow people to continue to live their lives comfortably and healthy.

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. The work we do is highly valuable to society and vitally important to our environment, our planet, our health and our quality of life.

With a history of breaking new ground and advancing our industry, Advanced Drainage Systems seeks talented people looking to make an impact on a growing, dynamic company. Since our founding, we've built ADS into an industry leader thanks to the work of associates who recognize the vital importance of water management.

Living a healthy, well-balanced life with the ability to achieve success –- professionally, financially and emotionally -- is what ADS team members want for themselves, and what ADS wants for its team members.

The Shipping Dock Worker/Forklift Operator is responsible to load and unload inbound or outbound shipments with accuracy and in a timely manner. Helping on monthly cycle counts, accurately documenting all shipments and receipts, and reporting and discrepancies are all tasks of the Shipping Dock Worker/Forklift Operator. 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 Shipping Dock Worker/Forklift Operator reports directly to the Assistant Shipping Manager or the Shipping Manager.

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

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

  • Practice proper forklift operation and preventive maintenance

  • Immediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to Production or Yard Supervisor

  • Maintain and build job skills through company training programs

  • Assist with Preventive Maintenance program as required

  • Conduct visual product quality inspections

  • Load the correct products on outbound shipments with accuracy and in a timely manner

  • Unload products on inbound shipments in a timely manner

  • Accurately document all shipments and receipts and report any discrepancy

  • Help on monthly cycle counts held on the last Saturday of each month

  • The ability to process customer shipments including UPS shipments

  • Continually expand product knowledge

  • Follow the direction of the shipping manager

  • Understand and practice ADS CORE VALUES

Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Self-motivation

  • Must be a certified forklift operator

  • Dependability

  • Ability to work as a member of a team

  • Team oriented

  • Written and verbal skills

  • Energetic

  • Basic Mathematical skills

    Educational Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

    Preferred Experience:

  • Some shipping or logistics experience

    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

  • 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: 2021-8947

External Company URL:

Street: 300 Ansborough Avenue

Remote Work Opportunity: No