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Machinist II

Date: Sep 5, 2022

Location: Federalsburg, MD, US

Company: Dart Container

Ready to build your future? We're hiring!


Are you an experienced Machinist looking for a new opportunity? Dart Container wants you to join our team! We have 1st Shift 7am - 3pm!


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 operate computer and mechanically controlled machine tools to manufacture and repair parts, tools, and fixtures.


<span 72="">Day-to-Day Role:

  • Follow and commit to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and service requirements
  • Follow practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards
  • Follow and commit to safety and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)
  • Set up and operate conventional, special purpose or numerical control machines and machining centers to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts and fits and assembles machined parts into complete units, applying knowledge of machine shop theory and procedures, shop mathematics, machine-ability of material and layout techniques
  • Inspect, repair and rebuild parts within a variety of metal-working machine operations involving close tolerances
  • Determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work pieces, sequence of operations and setup requirements
  • Fabricate parts using standard machinist equipment including lathe, grinders, milling machine, or drill presses
  • Detect malfunctions or out of tolerance machining and adjust machine controls or control media as required
  • Read blueprints, schematics, specifications, bills of material, and various technical references as required
  • Utilize SAP to retrieve tooling and parts information
  • Set up and run CNC, engine lathe, vertical mill, surface grinder/knife grinder, tool post, jig grinder, drill press, saws (both horizontal and vertical), and/or hydraulic press
  • Grind and/or sharpen cutting tools
  • Make layouts on parts to assist machining and/or assembly operations
  • Use inspection gages (micrometers, height gages, bore gages, calipers, etc.) to inspect all machined parts for accuracy
  • Proof programs without assistance
  • Train other machinists
  • Learn and use SAP Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Work Order Process


<span 72="">Core Skills and Qualifications:

<span 72="">The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Four (4) years of experience in machining, or comparable experience with trade school
  • Experience setting up and operating computer and mechanically controlled machine tools such as CNC mill, lathe, grinder, drill press, hydraulic press, etc.
  • Ability to efficiently run machining and metal fabrication equipment with high precision
  • Able to cut, bend, drill, and weld metals
  • Able to run CNC machine and edit G-Code
  • Knowledge of various metals and measurements used in machining processes
  • General knowledge of metrology methods and tools
  • Capable of using inspection gages (micrometers, height gages, bore gages, calipers, etc.)
  • Ability to interpret technical drawings
  • Math skills to include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and algebra
  • Familiar with and ability to convert decimals to fractions or vice versa
  • Familiar with and ability to convert units (imperial to SI, etc.)
  • Mechanical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot basic problems including knowledge of machines and tools, their designs, and uses
  • Ability to obtain and maintain powered industrial truck (PIT) license
  • 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


<span 72="">Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment
  • SAP experience
  • PIT experience

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.

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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