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Machinist Programmer II

Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container


The Machinist/Programmer II fabricates or machines components to meet the needs of various engineering departments.  This role will apply technical knowledge to identify process and equipment problems, recommend and implement solutions, collect and document data, and verify results.

Day-to-Day Role

  • Develop, document, and improve current processes and equipment
  • Participate in troubleshooting and analysis of problems to rapidly identify, evaluate, propose, and implement solutions
  • Analyze, conclude and recommend new or revised processes or products to improve safety, quality, service and efficiency
  • Read part sketches, assembly prints, engineering drawings, technical materials, and machine stock materials to design specifications
  • Operates both conventional and CNC machine tools
  • Prepare set-ups and perform machining and/or assembly operations
  • Inspect machined parts using precision inspection instruments and gauges
  • Improvise temporary fixtures in order to perform machining and/or assembly operations
  • Retrieve and interrogate model files using CAD/CAM and associated software
  • Create up to 2 ½ axis programs for basic machine components through the use of CAM software

Core Skills and Qualifications

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and three (3) years of machining experience, including use of mills, lathes, grinders, drill presses, belt sanders, or related equipment
  • Ability to demonstrate mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to interpret schematics and blueprints
  • Knowledge of geometric prints and specification sheets
  • Understanding of all machine tool operating cycles and controls
  • Ability to operate conventional, conversational and CNC machine tools
  • Knowledge and application of the theory behind material cutting and removal

Preferred Skills & Qualifications

  • Completion of a machinist apprenticeship program


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 ADArequests@dart.biz. 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 applicationassistance@dart.biz for assistance.

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