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Mechanical Assembly Technician II

Date: Oct 14, 2021

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container


Safely produce high quality components by assembling parts and sub-assemblies.

Day-to-Day Role

  • Assemble advanced mechanical sub-assemblies and the main assembly of production equipment
  • Perform basic wiring on electrical sub-assemblies and main electrical assemblies using a wire list
  • Trouble-shoot advanced mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical problems on sub-assemblies and the main machine assembly, with limited supervision
  • Installs kits or single machines in production plants
  • Read advanced blueprints, bills of material, and various technical manuals as required
  • Cross train with other positions in the department
  • Order and transport stock equipment by forklift
  • Disassemble and evaluate assemblies for repair, make recommendations, and execute the repairs
  • Train and lead in the assembly of prototype and production machinery including associated sub-assemblies
  • Understand and operate a production line system
  • Understand production machine operating cycles and controls
  • Aid Engineering in the construction and testing of prototype equipment
  • Test and evaluate completed machines for quality and function
  • Perform simple modifications to parts or machines
  • Maintain and clean work area
  • Assist in training and leading junior technicians
  • 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
  • All other duties assigned by the supervisor or department manager

Core Skills & Qualifications

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Three (3) years’ experience in production assembly work
  • Experience in reading and understanding assembly and machine shop prints
  • Proficient in the use of various inspection tools such as depth micrometers, 6" scale, square head, dial calipers, and telescopic gauges
  • Experience in identifying different threads and their applications, as well as drilling & tapping and the installation of threaded inserts
  • Experience in identifying grade, type and size of fittings and fasteners and their use in different applications
  • Demonstrate the maintaining of relationships between components through the checking of perpendicularity and parallelism
  • Read and understand electrical schematics and hardwire assemblies from kits to full machines
  • Read and understand hydraulic schematics
  • Proficient in the safe use of power and hand tools
  • Experience in utilizing technical manuals, and other written materials to effectively complete assigned projects/tasks/jobs
  • Able to start/run production machinery and comprehend signal flow from machine to machine
  • Demonstrate the processes involved in the manufacturing of Dart components to include; defective materials, returning parts to the crib, documenting pull shortages, ordering prints and generate an engineering change notice
  • Able to safely operate overhead lifting equipment (overhead crane license required)
  • Able to utilize PC to generate work orders and bills of material, find parts and location in crib, find components and tools by using the alpha system, and backtrack component part activity to find parts in process
  • Excellent verbal and written skills necessary in order to communicate intricate job-related processes to internal customers
  • Ability to travel domestically to assist technician at customer facility

Preferred Skills & Qualifications

  • Associates degree in mechanical or electrical technology or related field


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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