Project Engineer - Utility Systems

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Date: Aug 2, 2017

Location: Leola, PA, US

Company: Dart Container

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.

The Project Engineer will lead utility and process improvement projects or phases of programs. This position is mostly self-directed, and the Project Engineer will develop solutions and recommend methods to improve overall production efficiencies.

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Comply with good manufacturing practices (GMP) as required.
  • Comply with Dart Container's policies and procedures.
  • Perform the background research necessary to identify and propose potential efficiency improvements and utility expansion; including but not limited to financial analysis, production factors, and equipment layouts.
  • Coordinate the acquisition of equipment for new or existing production and warehouse sites.
  • Design and develop improvements to existing utility systems that are required to fulfill or improve production needs.
  • Coordinate the assembly, testing, and implementation of equipment or equipment upgrades.
  • Participate in the development of documentation packages, manuals, spare part recommendations, training information and safety procedures for new and existing equipment.
  • Provide technical expertise including research, training, troubleshooting, design reviews, and process recommendations for related equipment.
  • Coordinate the fabrication of components and/or equipment through internal and external sources.
  • Document and improve current processes and develop new solutions for new or existing plant utility requirements.
  • Create project requests and justifications for solving problems, improving designs, and addressing plant requests.
  • Travel to production facilities for as necessary to fulfill job requirements.

Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • 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.
  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and at least three (3) years of related experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three (3) years of experience with spreadsheets and data analysis required.
  • Experience with AutoCad or related design program required.
  • Understanding and application of trigonometry and algebra required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid passport required.
  • Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally up to 30% of the time required.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Project management experience preferred.


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.

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