Machinist II

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Date: Oct 12, 2017

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Dart Container

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.

Sets up and operates a variety of machine tools.  Fits and assembles parts to make or repair machine tools and maintains industrial machines, applies knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout and machining procedures.

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Study specifications, such as blue prints sketch, or description of part to be replaced, and plan sequence of operations.
  • Operate: Mills, Lathes, Surface grinders, ID /OD grinders, Drills, Taps, Keyway cutters, all type of saws and sanders.
  • Perform repairs to equipment in the shop and on the production floor.
  • Fabricate machine parts from prints, sketches, and take verbal instruction.
  • Sharpen punch and dies, Cut threads OD/ID.
  • Cut taper on lathes mills and grinders, Machine diameters on shafts to within +-.00003 for bearing journals.
  • Keep work and shop areas organized and clean.
  • Perform assignments from start to finish without assistance.
  • Follow all safety rules and GMP standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Ability to use all hand tool and fine measuring tools.
  • Ability to perform basic math and have complete understanding of measuring and layout tools.
  • Three (3) years of experience as an industrial machinist in a manufacturing environment; prefer five (5) years.
  • Ability to provide own tools to function in shop
  • 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
  • Ability to work overtime when required
  • Ability to work weekends
  • Ability to work second shift 3:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.


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.


If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at for assistance.

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Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Machinist, Industrial, Manufacturing

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