Advanced Drainage Systems Canada

Advanced Drainage Systems Canada (‘ADS’) is a leading manufacturer of plastic drainage pipe and water management systems. As one of the largest recyclers of plastic in North America we are not only a leader in water management but a leader in sustainable practices as well. We seek out the best talent and offer tremendous opportunity for growth along with competitive compensation & benefits. If you are looking for a career with an industry leader that also offers a family feel, ADS is the place for you!


  • Be a part of a well-established, growing business in Canada and Globally
  • We are a company that cares about you and join a culture dedicated to a safe environment
  • Build a career that provides growth opportunities & advancement

The Equipment Development Team Machinist plays a key role as part of the Equipment Development Team (‘EDT’ which includes design, fabricating, build, repair and refurbishing of various manufacturing equipment, platforms, and devices. We are looking for an individual who can operate with efficiency, dedication and creativity while maintaining an obsessive focus on safety and continuous improvement.


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

  • Work safely and follow all safety policies and procedures
  • Produce new parts of moderate to high complexity, modify and repair existing parts, by means of using various machining equipment including Conventional and CNC lathes or mills, grinders, and drill presses
  • Read, understand, and interpret engineering drawings and blueprints
  • Accurately interpret and utilize precision measurement devices, including OD and ID micrometers, depth micrometers, dial calipers and scales
  • Practice continuous improvement and 6S, including facility housekeeping
  • Capable of hand machining procedures such as drilling, tapping, deburring, and polishing
  • HSM CNC programming proficiency would be beneficial, but is not mandatory
  • Estimating of time required to complete jobs in advanced based on review of drawings and instructions
  • Achieve expectations to meet standard production efficiencies and quality
  • Candidate is expected to use their own machinist hand tools and toolbox


Job Skills: This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Self-motivated and the ability to work independently, while maintaining a strong team-oriented environment
  • Ability to plan, lay-out and manufacture machine parts, ensuring the highest level of quality
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment, ability to maintain efficiency and pace
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Strong communication; reading and writing in English
  • Basic Computer knowledge and understanding

Educational Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Post-Secondary education in related field or equivalent is preferred

Preferred Experience

  • Previous Machining experience
  • Conventional milling experience
  • Conventional lathe experience
  • CNC programming and operation experience
  • Manufacturing exposure or experience
  • Fabrication or machine building experience

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