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Machine Operator - All levels - Starting $21.00 based on experience

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Dart Container

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Machine Operator I 

Assist with set-up and operate high-speed process equipment. Operate different machines, and ensure the equipment is working efficiently and producing quality products

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)
  • Assist with setting-up, starting, adjusting, diagnosing, troubleshooting and properly shutting down process equipment in accordance with published production schedules and product specifications.
  • Assist with process machinery from raw materials through downstream finished goods
  • Perform general preventative maintenance on equipment (i.e. fill lube lines, lube chain rails, grease guns, etc.) as required
  • Maintain production logs and reports as required
  • Promptly notify the Maintenance Department of any maintenance required
  • Notify supervisor of significant deviations from normal operating conditions
  • Perfom back-up Inspector Packer responsibilities during break and lunch periods
  • Perform production process in SAP as required

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

      •    Math skills to include simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
      •    Familiar with and ability to convert decimals to fractions or vice versa
      •    Basic mechanical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot basic problems including knowledge of machines and tools, their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
      •    Ability to observe, follow, understand, and evaluate processes demonstrated and other workplace procedures
      •    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

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
      •    Experience working in a manufacturing environment
      •    Six (6) months material handling or machine operations experience
      •    Technical school or apprenticeship experience
      •    Previous powered industrial truck experience 

Machine Operator II

Set-up and operate high-speed process equipment. Operate multiple machines, and ensure the equipment is working efficiently and producing quality products.

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)
  • Set up, start, adjust, test, calibrate, operate, diagnose, troubleshoot and properly shut down process equipment in accordance with published production schedules and product specifications.
  • Set up and operate computer-controlled machines or robots to control one or more machine functions
  • Operate and monitor process machinery from raw materials through downstream finished goods, ensuring quality and consistency
  • Adjust equipment as needed to maximize up time, rates and yields
  • Monitor equipment for mechanical problems by listening for unusual noises and visually checking gears, hoses, gauges, materials, etc. 
  • Troubleshoot and fix equipment and/or material problems
  • Diagnose and change out defective parts
  • Use advanced measuring equipment such as micrometers, scales, scanners
  • Implement programs to standardize and minimize production changeovers and machine downtime
  • Perform general preventative maintenance on equipment (i.e. fill lube lines, lube chain rails, grease guns, etc.)
  • Maintain production logs and reports as required
  • Promptly notify the Maintenance Department of any maintenance required
  • Notify supervisor of significant deviations from normal operating conditions
  • Perfom back-up Inspector Packer responsibilities during break and lunch periods
  • Train other Machine Operators as required
  • Perform production process in SAP as required

Core Skills and Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:
      •    Two (2) year experience operating manufacturing and process control equipment or equivalent technical school or apprentice experience
      •    Math skills to include simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
      •    Familiar with and ability to convert decimals to fractions or vice versa
      •    Mechanical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot problems including knowledge of machines and tools, their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
      •    Ability to observe, follow, understand, and evaluate processes demonstrated and other workplace procedures
      •    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

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

      •    Previous powered industrial truck experience
      •    Paper converting, chemical/plastics processing and/or packaging industrial experience

      •   Previous plant production software experience required; SAP experience 

Machine Operator III

Set-up and operate multiple, specialized high-speed process equipment within an inline process to ensure the equipment is working efficiently and producing quality products.  

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)
  • Set up, start, adjust, test, calibrate, operate, diagnose, troubleshoot and properly shut down process specialized equipment in accordance with published production schedules and product specifications.
  • Set up, operate and monitor specialized computer controlled or robot process machinery (i.e. thermoforming, extrusion, press, injection molding, etc.) from raw materials through downstream finished goods, ensuring quality and consistency
  • Adjust equipment as needed to maximize up time, rates and yields
  • Monitor equipment for mechanical problems by listening for unusual noises and visually checking gears, hoses, gauges, materials, etc. 
  • Troubleshoot and fix complex equipment and/or material problems
  • Diagnose and change out defective parts
  • May assist with changeovers and mold changes
  • Use advanced measuring equipment such as micrometers, scales, scanners
  • Implement programs to standardize and minimize production changeovers and machine downtime
  • Perform general preventative maintenance on equipment (i.e. fill lube lines, lube chain rails, grease guns, etc.)
  • Maintain production logs and reports as required
  • Promptly notify the Maintenance Department of any maintenance required
  • Notify supervisor of significant deviations from normal operating conditions
  • Serve as a technical resource for less experienced operators
  • Train other Machine Operators as required
  • Perform production process in SAP as required

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

      •    Three (3) years of experience operating manufacturing and process control equipment or equivalent technical school or apprentice experience

      •    Advanced knowledge of machines and material processes
      •    Math skills to include simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
      •    Familiar with and ability to convert decimals to fractions or vice versa
      •    Advanced mechanical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot complex problems including knowledge of machines and tools, their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
      •    Ability to read, understand, and interpret blueprints
      •    Ability to observe, follow, understand, and evaluate processes demonstrated and other workplace procedures
      •    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

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
      •    Five (5) years’ experience operating manufacturing and process control equipment or equivalent technical school or apprentice experience
      •    Previous powered industrial truck experience

      •   Previous plant production software experience required, SAP experience 

Machine Operator IV

Applies advanced machine operating expertise to set-up and operate multiple, specialized high-speed process equipment within an inline process to ensure the equipment is working efficiently and producing quality products.  Can operate most or all machines within the plant.  

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)
  • Set up, start, adjust, test, calibrate, operate, diagnose, troubleshoot and properly shut down process specialized equipment in accordance with published production schedules and product specifications.
  • Set up, operate and monitor specialized computer controlled or robot process machinery (i.e. thermoforming, extrusion, press, injection molding, etc.) from raw materials through downstream finished goods, ensuring quality and consistency
  • Adjust equipment as needed to maximize up time, rates and yields
  • Monitor equipment for mechanical problems by listening for unusual noises and visually checking gears, hoses, gauges, materials, etc. 
  • Troubleshoot and fix complex equipment and/or material problems
  • Diagnose and change out defective parts
  • May assist with changeovers and mold changes
  • Read, understand, and interpret blueprints, schematics, and specifications
  • Use advanced measuring equipment such as micrometers, scales, scanners
  • Implement programs to standardize and minimize production changeovers and machine downtime
  • Perform general preventative maintenance on equipment (i.e. fill lube lines, lube chain rails, grease guns, etc.)
  • Maintain production logs and reports as required
  • Promptly notify the Maintenance Department of any maintenance required
  • Notify supervisor of significant deviations from normal operating conditions
  • Serve as a technical expert for less experienced operators
  • Complete root cause analysis and recommend solutions
  • Recommend work procedures, evaluate experimental procedures, and recommend changes or modifications for improved efficiency and adaptability to setup and production
  • Apply advanced, complex troubleshooting
  • Lead process improvement initiatives and/or cross functional team projects
  • Fill in for Lead Machine Operator as needed
  • Train other Machine Operators as required
  • Perform production process in SAP as required

Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

       •    Eight (8) years of experience operating manufacturing and process control equipment or equivalent technical school or apprentice experience

       •    Expert knowledge operating specialist machines 
       •    Expert knowledge of and ability to lead machine and material processes
       •    Proficient in interfacing with computers and in problem solving
       •    Excellent verbal and written skills necessary in order to communicate intricate job-related processes
       •    Math skills to include simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
       •    Familiar with and ability to convert decimals to fractions or vice versa
       •    Advanced mechanical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot complex problems including knowledge of machines and tools, their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
       •    Ability to read, understand, and interpret blueprints
       •    Organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines
       •    Ability to effectively manage and execute multiple tasks, projects and priorities
       •    Ability to utilize and train employees on technology, processes and procedures
       •    Ability to observe, follow, understand, and evaluate processes demonstrated and other workplace procedures
       •    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

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
       •    Previous powered industrial truck experience
       •    Prior training experience 

       •   Previous plant production software experience required, SAP experience 

 

*Employees are eligible to earn cash bonuses based on meeting 97.5% of their work schedule.  You will be eligible for these bonuses upon hire.  The program runs from October through December. Please Upload a Resume or Complete Previous Employment portion of Application to be considered

 

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.

 

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