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Maintenance Supervisor

Date: Oct 6, 2021

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container

Join Dart Container in Mason, MI as a member of our leadership team!

Shift is 8AM - 5PM (on-call/weekends as needed)


Dart’s leaders have a committed focus on safety, quality, service and cost. As a Maintenance Supervisor you will provide leadership to employees in the Mason Cup manufacturing facility and support the plant’s continuous improvement plan by analyzing challenges and facilitating solutions.


We need leaders with a true production mindset who thrive in a highly collaborative environment. Effective communication skills to promote team building and excellent employee relations are a must!


Our company has been family owned and operated for over 60 years and offers:

  • Comprehensive benefit package, including health, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Account, 401K and wellness incentives
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Full tuition reimbursement



Day-to-Day Role

  • Supervise and promote practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards, and serve the needs of our customers.   
  • Take ownership and demonstrate leadership necessary to achieve goals specific to Safety, Quality, Service, Efficiency and Employee Development. 
  • Lead by example to promote and encourage employees to strongly commit to safety and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)   
  • Supervise teams responsible for maintenance of production equipment and machines
  • Plan, develop, and implement new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs and influence greater utilization of labor and equipment
  • Ensure that maintenance work execution is compliant with statutory regulations
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive preventive maintenance program to improve machinery performance (i.e. uptime, reliability and efficiency)
  • Oversee the execution of preventive, predictive, and autonomous maintenance plans, and hold team accountable for adhering to the proper work standards related to precision maintenance as per job plans
  • Coordinate with maintenance planners and the production department to build weekly proactive maintenance schedule with detailed job plans
  • Analyze production schedules and work orders to determine work priorities for repairs, maintenance and installation
  • Administer and improve systems and procedures for maintenance work orders
  • Develop and implement a system for the collection and maintenance of data and statistics of maintenance history and maintenance needs on production equipment
  • Solicit assistance from other departments and management as necessary to achieve goals and targets
  • Utilize computer applications to maintain data and run reports  
  • Track Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), anticipating and correcting trends which would compromise achievement of targets.   
  • Audit the floor as required by Leader Standard Work, monitor metrics, verify adherence to procedures/ standard work and correct deficiencies as necessary.  
  • Participate in root-cause analysis for repetitive damage and failure rates, work with other groups in proactively resolving equipment issues
  • Understand, support and follow management expectations in alignment with company values.
  • Supervise, cross-train and direct the work of others
  • Responsible for employee onboarding, coaching/counseling, development, discipline, performance appraisals, administration of policies and assignment of breaks, lunches, and other relief periods
  • Make recommendations regarding staffing decisions
  • Conduct or participate in the interview process with new candidates


Core Skills & Qualifications

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • High School Diploma or GED  
  • Two (2) years supervisory experience required with demonstrated strong leadership and management skills 
  • Three (3) years of experience in maintenance and reliability
  • Displays strong interpersonal skills and is accessible and approachable
  • Experience in mechanical and electrical machine maintenance, which may include automation, robotics and controls
  • Familiar with the use of hand tools
  • Experienced in reading and interpreting schematics, blueprints, and electrical drawings
  • Ability to utilize and train employees on technology, processes and procedures 
  • Excellent verbal and written skills necessary in order to communicate intricate job-related processes 
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create reports, documents, presentations and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint  
  • Previous plant production software experience required, SAP experience preferred
  • Ability to perform root cause analysis, compare and investigate information, and recommend and implement resolution
  • Proven analytical problem solver 
  • Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues 

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Associate or Bachelor degree


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.




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