Maintenance Supervisor

Date: Jul 10, 2019

Location: Dallas, TX, 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:

Job Description

Position Summary:   Reporting directly to the Maintenance Manager, the primary responsibility of this position is to supervise the daily work and performance of every employee on assigned shift to achieve team and company objectives. The successful candidate will have broad-based industrial maintenance experience, and a core skill set in industrial machinery and maintenance equipment. That experience will encompass Electrical/PLC, Robotics, Mechanical, Hydraulics/Pneumatics, Conveyor systems, etc. Must be willing to tackle any maintenance challenges, and be willing to assist and learn from others in their areas of expertise.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creates work schedules for all employees on assigned shift 
  • Conduct daily shift start-up meetings (Tool Box Meetings) discussing safety issues and the expected workload.
  • Maintain strict adherence to company and safety policies/procedures.  
  • Supervises safety and environmental programs to meet regulatory requirements.


This position will require a very safety oriented person to perform maintenance duties in a team environment and the ability to work alone with little or no supervision.

  • Participates in safety meetings and dialogs, performs Job Hazard Analysis, and performs Incident Investigations as needed to maintain the safest work environment possible
  • Takes ownership of safety processes; performs maintenance safety program audits (Lockout/Tag out, PPE, mobile equipment, etc.).
  • Inform Manager of all employee or production issues as they arise. 
  • Directly supervises employees in the production maintenance department which includes mechanics, electricians on assigned shift
  • Ensure machinery in area is safe and working optimally; maintain constant alert for hazardous conditions and practices.
  • Assist manager in various production related duties.
  • Responsible for equipment maintenance and reliability throughout the plant and will maintain and repair heavy industrial machinery which includes plant equipment.
  • Ability to make decisions on equipment repairs and be self-motivated.

This position is responsible for troubleshooting, repairing, inspecting, modifying, rebuilding and maintaining plant equipment.

  • Must have working knowledge of all or some of the following: electrical/electronic circuits, PLC’s, wire installation/termination, power distribution, electronics process control computers conduit threading, schematics, bending and installation, AC and DC drives.


This person will be required to operate mobile equipment including forklift, man lift, scissor lift, and overhead cranes.

  • Perform preventive maintenance on equipment and make repairs or improvements as needed.
  • Troubleshooting issues on paper presses and auxiliary equipment and machinery including PLCs, hydraulics, pneumatics, motors, etc.
  • Ability to read, follow and understand electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic drawings, blueprints, schematics, code requirements, service manuals and manufacturers’ specifications
  • Monitors condition of equipment and makes maximum use of planned outages
  • Participate with the Production housekeeping and 5s program.
  • Works with Purchasing, Maintenance, Engineering, and Physical Distribution in maintaining services for the plant.
  • Assists in maintaining an accurate electronic backlog of all Work Requests and Work Orders, in cooperation with maintenance planners.
  • Determines work priorities for weekly and daily maintenance schedules and assists in the coordination of maintenance activities affecting production or quality.
  • Must be "hands on" and ensure that all staff receives proper levels of training to enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities of team
  • Must have the ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize to ensure minimum interruption to process.
  • Must have good communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Willingness to work off shift, weekends, and holidays
  • Communicate, motivate, supervise, counsel and discipline all direct reports when necessary.  
  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training employees as well as apprising performance and rewarding/disciplining and addressing complaints
  • Conduct annual employee performance reviews; work closely with Manager to implement wage increases
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Qualifications and Abilities:

  • A minimum of three, preferably (5) years maintenance Supervision experience maintaining and repairing heavy industrial machinery
  • Ability to perform Essential Duties and Responsibilities listed above
  • Knowledge of BRC standards & SAP
  • Proficient use of Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing concepts and OSHA requirements (preferred)
  • Basic understanding of manufacturing equipment maintenance (hydraulics, pneumatic, motors, etc.)
  • Must possess tools to perform job.

Additional Information

Work Environment:

Duties are performed in a loud and uncontrolled environment (warehouse setting) subject to extreme temperatures.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Maintenance, Manager, ERP, Warehouse, SAP, Manufacturing, Management, Technology

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