Machine Operator - Multiple Levels & Shifts Available

Date: May 29, 2024

Location: Federalsburg, MD, US

Company: Dart Container

Ready to build your future? We're hiring!

We have the following shifts available: 12 hour day; 7am to 7pm or 12 hour night; 7pm to 7am


Are you an experienced Machine Operator looking for a new opportunity? Dart Container wants you to join our team! Dart has the ability to hire at multiple levels based on your skills and experience.


Within this role, you will work as part of a team that values and focuses on Dart's Four Priorities—safety, quality, service and efficiency—ensuring great products for our customers and a safe, engaging place to work for our employees. You will also: 

  • Be responsible for safely operating production machinery to run efficiently while maintaining our high standard of quality 
  • Meet production schedules 
  • Adhere to all GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices) 
  • Maintain appropriate documentation 

Family owned and operated for over 60 years, we’re proud to offer competitive pay and other great benefits: 

  • Multiple schedules working with a diverse group of individuals 
  • Opportunities for advancement  
  • Comprehensive benefit package, including health, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Account, 401K and wellness incentives
  • Tuition reimbursement  


It only takes one application to be considered... see below for details and apply today! 


Who is our ideal candidate? 

The ideal Machine Operator II candidate must possess:

  • Two (2) years of 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
  • SAP experience preferred
  • Previous powered industrial truck experience preferred
  • Paper converting, chemical/plastics processing and/or packaging industrial experience preferred

In addition to the abovel, the ideal Machine Operator III candidate must possess:

  • Three (3) years of experience operating manufacturing and process control equipment or equivalent technical school or apprentice experience
  • Specific experience operating paper converting machines or similar
  • Advanced knowledge of machines and material processes
  • Previous plant production software experience required
  • Five (5) years’ experience operating manufacturing and process control equipment or equivalent technical school or apprentice experience preferred


Overview: Dart makes everyday products that give people the freedom to enjoy the food & drinks they love, wherever they are. From to-go containers and dinnerware to tamper-evident food packaging and even the red Solo cup, Dart products have been keeping people on the go and having fun for more than 50 years. Dart is a family-owned, family-focused company of 13,000 employees united by a shared set of values. Headquartered in Mason, MI, Dart has 30 locations in four countries.

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.

Dart Container is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

*THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

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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