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Lead Machine Operator

Date: Nov 17, 2020

Location: Leola, PA, US

Company: Dart Container

Apply advanced machine operating expertise to perform a wide variety of machine operation duties and assist in maintaining department efficiencies at maximum output levels. Work with supervisor and support all assigned personnel and materials, resources and equipment requirements during respective shift. While performing the duties listed below, the lead will spend roughly 85% of time on the floor.

 

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Provide lead support over machine operations within the plant that may span multiple departments, production lines, processes and/or technologies
  • Audit the floor as required by Leader Standard Work, monitor productivity metrics, verify adherence to procedures and standard work, correct deficiencies and escalate to supervisor as necessary
  • Coordinate with supervisor to review and maintain schedules to ensure resources are available to meet schedule. Ensure that accurate information is reported, and the appropriate paperwork is completed and turned in
  • Communicate with oncoming shifts about any problems or issues that are occurring. Work with other departments to maintain or improve communications
  • Notify supervisor immediately and recommend solutions if there are issues that will prevent achievement of efficiency goals
  • Track and maintain appropriate documentation
  • Create, compile, and deliver required reports
  • Perform routine duties in support of shift requirements
  • Actively support Operational Excellence and effectively participate in lean initiatives
  • Complete root cause analysis and recommend solutions
  • Recommend work procedures, evaluate experimental procedures, and recommend changes or modifications for improved efficiency and adaptability to setup and production
  • May also perform one or more of the following:
    • Set up, start, adjust, test, calibrate, operate, diagnose, troubleshoot and properly shut down process equipment.
    • Set up operators daily to make sure all lines are properly covered.
    • Implement programs to standardize and minimize production changeovers and machine downtime
    • Conduct quality checks, correct deficiencies, and initiate quality audits as necessary
    • Check all products and/or materials in the department to ensure quality product is being produced and appropriate inventory levels are being maintained.
    • Familiar with and able to perform general preventive maintenance on equipment.  Notify and collaborate with maintenance department as required.
  • Train new employees, and perform ongoing training to ensure that all assigned employees have knowledge and understanding of job requirements
  • Provide feedback to the supervisor on employee performance and day-to-day actions and activities
  • Accurately observe performance to provide constructive feedback to employees, as well as opportunities for improvement in a timely manner.

 

Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Two (2) year of related machine operating experience working in a fast-paced work environment
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Previous plant software experience required; SAP experience preferred
  • Knowledge operating specialized machines
  • Advanced mechanical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot complex problems including knowledge of machines and tools, their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret blueprints
  • 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

 

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Associate or Bachelor degree 
  • Prior training experience 
  • Previous experience in a Lead role 
  • Previous powered industrial truck 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.

 

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (833) 472-3278 or email us at HRConnect@dart.biz 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.

 

https://www.dartcontainer.com/eeoaa/

 

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (833) 472-3278 or email us at ADArequests@dart.biz. Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

 


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