Machine Operator II (Multiple Openings)

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Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Federalsburg, MD, US

Company: Dart Container

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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.


Operate machines making adjustments to machines to maximize up time, rates and yields.

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Read and reviews daily production schedule for changes and confers with department heads when necessary. Monitor and document all process parameters on a routine basis.
  • Maintain quality and speed control by continual adjustments of gauges that control temperature, pressure, trim, rolls (where applicable) and speed to material. Report non-conformances concerning product safety, quality and legality. Adjust where applicable to remedy.
  • Complete daily reports including cycle time, daily production, scrap tickets, packaging, production and downtime.
  • Perform general preventative maintenance on equipment. Monitor machines for mechanical problems by listening for unusual noises and visually checking gears, hoses, gauges, materials, etc.
  • Initiate troubleshooting and solving mechanical problems using small hand tools to make adjustments and minor repairs. If unsuccessful in making repairs, notify supervisor and/or maintenance for assistance.
  • Ensure adequate materials and rolls (if applicable) are available in the department for production runs. Follow equipment change procedures and thread rolls (where applicable) into machine (if applicable). Monitor quality of product being produced and makes routine adjustments to maintain specifications.
  • Provide guidance to other members of the department including lower level Machine Operators, Product Handlers and Forklift Operators.
  • Perform change-over and set-up duties when requested.
  • Assist Supervisor as directed.


Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Demonstrate minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues
  • One (1) year experience operating manufacturing equipment
  • Ability to work overtime as needed 
  • Ability to work weekends as needed 

Preferred skills and qualifications:

  • Experience using process control equipment 
  • Mechanical and electrical troubleshooting skills 


If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at 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 (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

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Nearest Major Market: Cambridge MD

Job Segment: Equipment Operator, Warehouse, Industrial, Machinist, Forklift, Manufacturing

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