Share this Job

Automation Service Technician

Date: Jun 25, 2022

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container

If you’re looking for a CHALLENGING plus rewarding position where you can TRAVEL across the country and enjoy working in a collaborative environment where your ideas are valued, team members are treated with respect, trust, and integrity -- then you’ve found your fit!


We are searching for an Automation Technician, to troubleshoot, assemble, disassemble, repair, and test equipment that improves safety, capacity, quality, and profitability for Dart Container.


If you are a tech savvy, mechanically inclined person ready to travel to our different facilities  – Apply today!


Day-to-Day Role:

  • Up to 75% domestic and international travel. At times, critical business needs may require more travel.
  • Provide service and support to production facilities to help maintain production startups and corporate service goals
  • Act as a subject matter expert regarding equipment and process commissioned in production facilities
  • Assemble, disassemble, install, set-up, operate, test and troubleshoot moderately complex equipment and control systems
  • Identify machine failure trends and work with engineers and designers to develop, document and implement solutions that improve the throughput of finished goods manufacturing
  • Read and interpret drawings, schematics, wire lists, bills of material, and various technical manuals
  • Troubleshoot and repair moderately complex electrical and mechanical equipment, electronic controls, and systems including non-routine issues
  • Perform modifications and retrofits to existing electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment
  • Develop knowledge of automated production equipment, electrical and hardware schematics, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) ladder logic, Human-Machine Interface (HMI), and controls software
  • Recommend preventative maintenance requirements
  • Provide technical support to production plants and Engineering to achieve improvements in cycle-time, yield, unit cost, quality, safety and compliance of production and operations processes
  • Collaborate with production personnel and other departments to gather information, draft reports, and improve equipment, processes, and products
  • Recommend continuous improvement plans where efficiency, quality, safety, or service can be improved
  • Order parts for new installation or replacement
  • Develop and document standard operating procedures (SOPs) for equipment processes
  • Mentor and train lower-level technicians and other team members
  • Work with minimal supervision and with limited documentation


Core Skills and Qualifications: 

Requires one of the following:

    • Associate’s degree with an emphasis in automation, electrical, or mechanical program and three (3) years of automation or electrical and mechanical experience, OR
    • High school diploma or equivalent and five (5) years of automation or electrical and mechanical experience.


  • Familiar with electrical and safety standards
  • Ability to understand, identify, and protect against electrical hazards
  • Proficiency in using powered and manual hand tools such as soldering iron, multimeter, wrench, hammer, screwdriver, etc.
  • Prior experience using testing equipment
  • Experience working with machine shop tools such as a drill press, grinder, mill and lathe
  • Working knowledge of MIG and TIG welding
  • Prior experience troubleshooting and repairing production tooling and equipment and testing equipment
  • Ability to solve basic algebraic equations and electrical formulas, and understand decimals and fractions
  • Experience reading and understanding blueprints or drawings including, but not limited to manuals, catalogues, schematics, prints or wire lists
  • Experience understanding automated production equipment, electrical and hardware schematics, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) ladder logic, Human-Machine Interface (HMI), and controls software
  • Understanding of production processes, quality control, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture of products
  • Working knowledge of pneumatics and electrical wiring
  • Ability to understand production processes, quality control, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture of products
  • Excellent verbal and written skills necessary in order to communicate intricate job-related processes
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a fork truck license





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.

Job Segment: Testing, Machinist, Maintenance, MIG Welding, Forklift, Technology, Manufacturing