Fiber Engineering College Co-Op

Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container

Dart Container is looking for highly motivated college individuals pursing a degree in Paper Engineering to come join our Co-Op program in Mason, Michigan!


Dart employes around 13,000 employees across 30 locations where we produce some of the world’s most recognizable products—including everyone’s favorite Red Solo Cup—and we’re also an award-winning leader in recycling and environmental stewardship. Dart is a great place to launch your career. Here, everyone’s voice is heard and respected, from student employees to industry veterans. We provide a culture that values wellness and community. Dart is a great place to work - come join us!


What we offer to our Co-Op students:

  • Fully furnished corporate apartment
  • Onsite fitness center and cafe
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Holiday pay
  • 401k contributions
  • Competitive pay
  • Travel opportunitites


What You'll Do

  • Participate in an education program of alternating work and study sessions, while attending an accredited college or university, and working towards a bachelor’s degree in Engineering
    • In this Co-Op program specifically, expect to spend time with our Fiber Development, R&D, Paper Coatings, Material Operations and/or Paper Operations teams. You'll also have the opporunity to gain hands-on experience with molded fiber manufacturing at our production site in Mason, Michigan.
  • Receive various tasks and assignments in a structured, yet flexible work and training program within Engineering and possibly other engineering or manufacturing groups
  • Perform project work focusing on “hands on” involvement, such as in designing, ordering parts, fabricating, modifying, assembling, and testing prototype or production parts, machines, processes, and equipment
  • Learn and use physical test equipment for pulp and handsheets (CSF, fiber analyzer, handsheet maker, tensile, tester, etc.). Use data obtained for analysis, recommendations, and project decision making.
  • Assist technicians with assembly and disassembly of process equipment and components in order to diagnose issues
  • Become proficient with operating molded fiber machines to facilitate troubleshooting, analysis, evaluation, implementation, and documentation of engineering solutions
  • Perform engineering calculations, write test reports, assemble technical manuals, and provide training and support to manufacturing facilities
  • Travel to vendors and/or plants, to assist in evaluating parts or verifying equipment operations, and/or production facilities to help inspect, test, or install machinery

What You'll Bring

  • Freshman or Sophomore status at an accredited college or university and working towards a bachelor’s degree in Paper Engineering
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time
  • Ability to work multiple co-op rotations
  • An organized, self-motivated, self-disciplined, and teamwork oriented individual with a good work ethic
  • Good verbal and strong written communication skills
  • Understanding and application of geometry, algebra, trigonometry, statistics, and basic engineering principals
  • Ability to recognize issues and develop possible solutions to non-routine problems

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.