Plant Maintenance Manager - Open for Relocation

Date: Jun 17, 2024

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container


If you are an experienced Maintenance Manager with a background in manufacturing and machine reliability, Dart Container is looking for you to join our team!


As the Plant Maintenance Manager, you will be responsible for managing the engineering, maintenance, and manufacturing facilities operations at one of our facilities containing multiple, complex operations with 120 employees. This facility is creating some of our key product lines and more! As Plant Maintenance Manager you will have the opportunity to directly see the results of your work by developing improvement of machinery and processes.


This role is open for relocation and you can look forward to: 


  • The safety and security of our employees being our highest priority
  • Vacation right away in your 2nd month
  • 120 hours of vacation yearly
  • Holiday time off
  • 4% 401k employer match
  • Very affordable health insurance
  • Career growth & mapping is a priority.


Day-to-Day Role:

  • Provide management of engineering services for the installation, maintenance, and improvement of machinery, equipment and facilities
  • Troubleshoot, analyze, identify, evaluate, propose, implement, and document maintenance plans and performance metrics:
    • Failure, analysis, and corrective action procedures
    • Equipment capacities and risks; and
    • Other engineering solutions
  • Develop and implement preventive, predictive, and autonomous maintenance plans
  • Investigate root-cause for repetitive damage and failure rates, and calculate costs that do not meet or follow the maintenance plans
  • Evaluate, recommend, and acquire tools for use, including process analysis software, and other physical tools and resources specific to reliability and maintenance improvement
  • Lead training efforts to ensure maintenance technicians have needed resources for standard operating procedures (SOPs), work instructions, specialty tools, and updated Preventive Maintenance (PM) kits
  • Sets priorities for maintenance backlog and oversees long-range and short-range maintenance schedules
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives
  • Ensure that maintenance standards are compliant with statutory health and safety regulations
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on applicable machinery, equipment and facility for cross functional projects


Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in engineering or related field
  • Seven (7) years of engineering, facilities and/or machinery maintenance experience
  • Seven (7) years of progressive supervisory experience 
  • Two (2) years specific experience performing maintenance and equipment reliability
  • Displays strong interpersonal skills and is accessible and approachable
  • Demonstrated project management experience by having successfully managed and completed a large, complex engineering project
  • Advanced knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
  • Understanding of reliability tools and strategies including direct experience facilitating Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) or Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), and Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Advanced knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of products
  • Knowledge of business and management principles specifically as it relates to maintenance planning, resource allocation, cost analysis and budgeting, people management, and leadership guidance
  • Excellent verbal and written skills necessary in order to persuade and influence decision making of individuals, groups, or work teams, and to explain difficult situations
  • 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


  • Ten (10) years of engineering, facilities, machinery maintenance and/or reliability experience
  • Five (5) years specific experience performing maintenance and equipment reliability
  • Degree in mechanical, electrical or industrial engineering
  • Experience managing multi-shift or continuous operations
  • Lean manufacturing experience





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.

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