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Associate Data Engineer

Date: Feb 21, 2023

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container


In this role, you'll work a hybrid schedule of 3 days on site at our corporate office in Mason, Michigan, and up to 2 days remote.



The Associate Data Engineer position translates business requirements into conceptual, logical, and physical data models within the Enterprise data warehouse. This role focuses on using standard methods to prep, transform, and stage information for business consumption. This data is used for decision making and applied analytics through all levels of the organization.


Day-to-Day Role:

  • Assist in identifying existing enterprise data inventory configurations and help articulate the requirements, technologies, connections and processes related to these components via drawings, documentation and current and future-state diagrams
  • Work with other IT groups and architects to identify and define interfaces between data sources
  • Work quickly to get initial data access and then more methodically to build automated, reliable ETL processes 
  • Encourage and support the consideration of sustainability and total cost of ownership factors when recommending technology choices for the enterprise
  • Review and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems
  • Assist in developing strategies for improving or further leveraging technology solutions to meet business goals
  • Maintain technical expertise, keeping current with evolving processes, systems, and technologies
  • Share technical knowledge and skills with IT management and colleagues 
  • Recommend training, processes, tools and resources for use in implementing and supporting new and existing enterprise data warehouse design
  • Participate in IT projects in a data modeling role, helping to guide integration planning, implementation and validation
  • Actively participate in design review meetings for data requirements


Core Skills and Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Requires one of the following:
    • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in information technology, computer science or related field of study, OR
    • Associate’s degree with an emphasis in information technology, computer science or related field of study and two (2) years of IT experience, OR
    • High school diploma or equivalent and four (4) years of IT experience 
  • Experience in enterprise information technology environments
  • Experience with data warehouses and data mashups
  • Comprehensive knowledge of software/application development and systems engineering
  • Knowledge of cost/benefit analysis in support of management decisions
  • Strong planning and organizing skills with the ability to coordinate the actions of a technical team
  • Ability to utilize business sense and creativity to develop new ideas and solutions
  • Ability to effectively manage and execute multiple tasks, projects and priorities 
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and direct the execution of tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to think strategically and see how parts interact with the big picture
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to persuade and influence decision making of individuals, groups, or work teams, and to explain complex technical issues to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to travel up to 15% domestically and internationally 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license and passport


Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or Master’s degree with an emphasis in information technology, computer science, or related field of study
  • Experience with Cloud Services (Microsoft Azure and O365 technologies)
  • Software development experience
  • Experience with C#, .Net, Python, Scala, PowerShell, or SQL
  • Demonstrated success presenting technical information in a clear and concise way to technical and non-technical audiences using PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated success creating technical drawings using Visio



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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