Sr Reliability Engineer - Remote

Date: Sep 15, 2023

Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Company: Dart Container

This position allows you the flexibility to work from home*

Are you a Passionate and Dedicated Engineer looking to create positive change within an organization?


Dart Container is seeking a Senior Reliability Engineer to help develop, guide, and maintain the processes used to manage the maintenance, performance, and health of our manufacturing equipment at multiple Dart facilities. In this role you will have the opportunity to participant in diverse activities such as, strategic planning, implementing tactical initiatives, problem solving, developing, and delivering training materials, and coaching and mentoring others.


If you would like to use your strong communication and collaboration skills to support and promote change-- this is the job for you!


Day-to-Day Role:

  • Lead and work on projects with manufacturing facilities to drive industry best practices in the areas of reliability, production, cost, yield, quality, availability, utilization, and procedures/training
  • Provide feedback to assess the state of readiness of a site with respect to Reliability working with the plant manager and plant leadership teams. Assist in the development of plans to improve both knowledge/skills as well as talent where needed
  • Provide on-site support; align work processes to match facility needs; establish long-term measures and tracking 
  • Use internal and external performance benchmarking to drive step changes in performance improvement
  • Share and leverage reliability best practices with other regions and across the Dart organization
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a life cycle asset management process for components, equipment, and processes at all facilities
  • Troubleshoot, analyze, identify, evaluate, propose, implement, and document maintenance plans and performance metrics: failure analysis, and corrective action proceduresequipment capacities and risks; and other engineering solutions
  • Develop and implement of preventive, predictive, and autonomous maintenance plans
  • Investigate root-cause for repetitive damage and failure rates, and calculate costs that do not meet or follow the maintenance plans
  • Evaluate, recommend, and acquire tools for use, including process analysis software, and other physical tools and resources specific to reliability and maintenance improvement
  • Collaborate with production personnel and other departments to gather information and draft reports, and improve equipment, processes, and products
  • May lead and direct the work of others


Core Skills and Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Requires one of the following: 
    • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in engineering or related field of study and six (6) years of related engineering experience
    • Associate’s degree and ten (10) years of related engineering experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to communicate change, persuade and influence decision making of individuals, groups, or work teams, and to explain technical or difficult issues 
  • Ability to establish project plans, regularly monitor and track progress on work projects, and communicate with project partners.
  • Experience in maintenance leadership positions or background in reliability fundamentals and maintenance workflow processes
  • Experience developing and implementing Preventative Maintenance (PM) and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) programs
  • Experience applying Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Strong coaching and mentoring skills
  • Able to lead cross-functional groups and to drive improvements through influence rather than authority
  • Experience with change management and effectively present to an audience or one-on-one of all levels within the organization 
  •  Ability to be an active listener, to take time to understand points being made, and to ask questions as appropriate
  • Experience working with plastics extrusion, thermoforming, injection molding, paper printing and/or paper converting processes
  • Advanced knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various products
  • Advanced knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
  • Advanced knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of products
  • Up to 80% domestic and international travel

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Maintenance Reliability Professional Certification (CMRP)
  • Certifications in Predictive Maintenance Technologies
  • Experience using Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree




*Dart will be unable to employ an employee who currently lives and expects to work out of any of the following U.S. states: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia. This list is not all-inclusive and/or is subject to change. 



Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

Dart Container is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

*THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

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