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Electrician I

Date: Nov 14, 2020

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Dart Container

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Are you ready for a new chapter in your career?

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">…then Dart Container needs you! Answer the call to become a Dart Electrician and help maintain a large environment to meet Dart’s business needs now, and in the future -- Plus + 1st shift opportunity 7am - 3pm! 


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">At Dart, you’ll work in an energetic, innovative, creative environment where problem-solving is celebrated and dependability is essential. It’s a fast-paced, detail-oriented setting that includes a mix of collaboration and independent work.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">As one of our Electrician's you will be maintaining, installing, and repairing equipment, electrical systems and facility electrical systems<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> for the entire Chicago facility! It’s a position where responsibility includes, troubleshooting, diagnosing, electrical schematics, supporting our manufacturing environment and exposure to evolving technology!!


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">If Logic, reasoning and strategic thinking are some of your best assets, we’d like to meet you!


Day-to-Day Role:

  • Follow and commit to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and service requirements
  • Follow practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards
  • Follow and commit to safety and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)
  • Utilize electrical, pneumatics, hydraulics, and temperature and pressure gauges
  • Perform basic analog and digital circuit design by utilizing microprocessor hardware and software configurations
  • Use Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) including basic and ladder logic to read/write basic wiring diagrams, schematics, and blueprints in order to diagnosis problems
  • Maintain and utilize maintenance systems for work orders, breakdown reporting and track machine modifications.
  • Connects power supply wires to machines and equipment and connects cables and wires between machines and equipment
  • Diagnose malfunctioning apparatus such as transformer, motors, and light fixtures.  Replaces damages or broken components
  • Assemble component electrical parts per specifications and bench testing before installation
  • Read and thoroughly understand electrical schematics and apply that understanding to real time systems
  • Update schematic drawings to incorporate changes in equipment as needed
  • Plans layout of wiring and install conduit, wiring and ancillary electrical equipment
  • Installs power supply wiring and conduit and troubleshoot issues as they arise
  • Participate in small process improvement teams


Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • High School diploma or equivalent 
  • Three (3) years of experience in diagnosing and repairing electrical equipment or machinery, or comparable experience with trade school or training
  • Ability to read/write wiring diagrams, schematics and blueprints and analytical diagnosis of problems
  • Ability to program Programmable Logic Controllers using basic and ladder logic
  • Familiar with National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • Knowledge of electrical, pneumatics, hydraulics, and temperature and pressure gauges
  • Knowledge of industrial controls and instrumentation
  • Basic mechanical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot basic problems including knowledge of machines and tools, their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Math skills to include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and algebra
  • Familiar with and ability to convert decimals to fractions or vice versa
  • Familiar with and ability to convert units (imperial to SI, etc.)
  • Must have an understanding of microprocessor hardware and software configurations and be able to perform basic analog and digital circuit design
  • Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues
  • Frequently ascend and descend ladders, scaffolding, and other power equipment
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in required areas 
  • May be required to work additional hours including weekends, holidays, and/or overtime
  • Ability to work 1st shift 7am - 3pm

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Electronics Technology
  • Apprenticeship training or equivalent electrical trade school


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.


If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (833) 472-3278 or email us at HRConnect@dart.biz for assistance.


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 (833) 472-3278 or email us at ADArequests@dart.biz. Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.





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