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Machinist II / III - Lathe & Grind Opportunities

Date: Sep 25, 2021

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container


This position manufactures parts, tools, and fixtures by using blueprints, sketches, specifications, and electronic media.  Has the ability to apply the knowledge of materials, machining, and mathematics to process.  Accurate operation of CNC equipment and manual equipment including the ability to perform all set-ups and proofing programs

Day-to-Day Role
Machinist II: 

  • Meet all requirements for Machinist I
  • Perform set-ups and proof programs with minimal help
  • Perform machining jobs at the average utilization of the department
  • Use inspection gages (micrometers, height gages, bore gages, calipers, etc.) to inspect machined parts without assistance
  • Train others on basic operation and set-up as requested
  • Promote good employee relations and high morale
  • Demonstrate teamwork and respect by working constructively with co-workers to achieve the best results possible
  • Follow all safety rules and procedures to ensure a safe working environment

Additional Machinist III duties:

  • Meet all requirements for Machinist II
  • Perform all CNC set-ups required at machines without assistance and meeting standards when applicable
  • Interpret, troubleshoot, and write programs
  • Perform machining jobs above standards for department
  • Run advanced equipment proficiently
  • Work with manufacturing engineering to develop processes and standards for new parts including tooling optimization
  • Train others in more advanced methods of machining or able to train others proficiently on all machines in area of expertise

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

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience running one or more of the following:  mill, lathe, grinder, etc
  • Ability to interpret blueprints
  • Ability to use and understand geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) on prints
  • Ability to perform basic math including addition and subtraction of fractions and decimals
  • Demonstrate mechanical aptitude
  • Good communication skills
  • Basic computer skills

Additional Machinist III skills & qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience running the following equipment
    • Mills including CNC and multi-axis, or
    • Lathes including CNC and live tool, or 
    • Grinders including ID/OD, surface grinding, and CNC, or
    • EDM
  • Ability to perform advanced mathematics including trigonometry

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
Machinist II 

  • Two (2) years of experience running one or more of the following: mill, lathe, grinder, etc. 

Machinist III

  • Four (4) years of experience running any combination of mills, lathes, live tool lathes, multi-axis mills, grinders, EDM, etc. 


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.




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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