Machine Operator I

Date: Aug 11, 2019

Location: Horse Cave, KY, US

Company: Dart Container

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Follow practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards, and serve the needs of our customers.  This includes a commitment to a process of continuous improvement.
  • Operate machinery to safely run at the best possible production and efficiency rates while maintaining acceptable quality.
  • Document frequent quality checks on Quality Control documentation.
  • Respond to Inspector/Packer needs and quality issues.
  • Monitor packaging materials.
  • Maintain equipment, area cleanliness, eliminate safety hazards and follow Good Manufacturing practices.
  • Check schedules for job runs and ensure proper materials are run.
  • Coordinate with Inspector/Packers on any special runs or quality issues.
  • Maintain logs of production, problems and cycle times.
  • Change film as needed.
  • Assist Inspector/Packers and Material Handler personnel, perform back up duties as necessary. 
  • Perform other duties within the employee’s training and skills as directed by the Supervisor and/or Manager.



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 and ongoing communications about safety and quality issues.
  • One (1) year of machine operation experience: industrial maintenance, auto/diesel mechanic, heavy equipment operator, or CNC operator.
  • Math skills to include simple addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced production environment.



Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • SAP experience, preferred.
  • Departmental experience preferred.
  • Six (6) months of electrical experience preferred.
  • Six (6) months of PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) preferred.
  • Six (6) months of plumbing, fabrication, welding and hydraulics preferred.



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.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Elizabethtown

Job Segment: Welding, ERP, CNC, Equipment Operator, Fabrication, Manufacturing, Technology

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