Maintenance Mechanic II

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Date: Aug 11, 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.

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Performs thermoform tooling set-ups
  • Uses analytical troubleshooting skills to make repairs and corrections based on observation of equipment in operation and product defects
  • Dismantles defective machinery and equipment to gain access to problem area or to install new or repaired parts
  • Inspects and measures parts to detect wear, misalignment or other problems. Repairs or replaces defective parts
  • Realigns and adjusts machine components
  • Tests machines following repairs to ensure good product quality prior to returning machine to service
  • Inspects used parts to determine if they meet acceptable standards for use in equipment.
  • Repairs and maintains physical structure of facility
  • Assists in training lower level mechanics
  • Performs preventive maintenance functions
  • Assists in fabricating parts
  • Orders parts as required and uses computerized maintenance system to keep accurate maintenance records.
  • Assists in rebuilding and overhaul of machinery
  • Follows all safety, GMP's and BRC guidelines and company plant rules
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Three (3) years maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Three (3) years of experience performing thermoform tooling set-ups and/or extrusion set-ups
  • Three (3) years of electric, pneumatics, hydraulics, and mechanical systems experience
  • Ability to provide a set of basic mechanic hand tools
  • Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and analyze mechanical problems
  • Ability to enter information and data on maintenance software to order parts
  • Ability to use precision measuring instruments such as calipers and micrometers
  • Ability to work 12 hour shift
  • Ability to work overtime when necessary
  • Ability to work every other weekend


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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