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Process Engineer

Date: Nov 11, 2021

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container

Are you looking to join an established yet still growing company that produces products you may use on a daily basis? Dart makes everyday products that gives people the freedom to enjoy the food and drinks they love, wherever their day takes them. From to-go cups and containers to tamper-evident food packaging and yes, even the Red Solo cup, we’ve been setting the Industry Standard of Excellence for more than 60 years.

 

We are looking for a Associate or Mid-level Process Engineer join our growing corporate engineering team to assist with manufacturing engineering needs. This person will support the startup of the new molded fiber thermoforming production facility on our Mason Campus. As we embark on this new endeavor, we are looking for likeminded individuals that can assist the company in vertically integrating another process.

 

This position offers a flexible schedule of two days remote and three days in the office; as business need allows. 


Day-to-Day Role:
Associate Process Engineer

  • Participate in and complete projects or programs of minimal size, scope, and duration
  • Develop knowledge of processes, equipment, raw materials, and products
  • Document and track technical changes and/or improvements and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Participate in process failure discussions and investigations to ensure consistency of solutions across all facilities
  • Perform feasibility studies for fabrication, assembly, machining, or processing
  • Assist technicians with assembly and disassembly of process equipment and components in order to diagnose issues 
  • Participate in troubleshooting, analysis, evaluation, implementation, and documentation of engineering solutions
  • Collaborate with production personnel and other departments to gather information and draft reports, and improve equipment, processes, and products
  • Create test parameters and participate in the testing, data analysis, and implementation of processes, equipment, and engineering solutions 
  • Identify broad conceptual ideas and develop them into useful solutions
  • Recommend continuous improvement plans where efficiency, quality, safety, or service can be improved

Process Engineer

  • Manage, prioritize and complete projects or programs of moderate to large size, scope, and duration
  • Coordinate project work with other engineers, technicians, designers and/or or drafters 
  • Lead process failure discussions and investigations to ensure consistency of solutions across all facilities
  • Perform feasibility studies for fabrication, assembly, machining, or processing
  • Assist technicians with assembly and disassembly of process equipment and components in order to diagnose issues 
  • Troubleshoot, analyze, identify, evaluate, propose, implement, and document engineering solutions 
  • Develop and document standard operating procedures (SOPs) for equipment processes
  • Collaborate with production personnel and other departments to gather information and draft reports, and improve equipment, processes, and products
  • Create test parameters and participate in the testing, data analysis, and implementation of processes, equipment, and engineering solutions 
  • Identify broad conceptual ideas and develop them into useful solutions
  • Establish continuous improvement plans where efficiency, quality, safety, or service can be improved
  • Mentor lower level engineers

 

Core Skills and Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:
Associate Process Engineer

  • Requires one of the following:
    • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in engineering or related field of study
    • Associate’s degree and six (6) years of related engineering experience
  • Familiarity with, or ability to learn various statistical and quality methodologies including but not limited to Statistical Process Control (SPC), Statistical Quality Control (SQC), 5S, 8D, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Root Cause Analysis, Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (R&R), and Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various products
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
  • Ability to learn and understand raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of products
  • Ability to successfully prioritize, and organize projects, deadlines, and tasks in both team and independent environments 
  • Strong verbal and written skills necessary to communicate intricate job-related information

Preferred Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Molded fiber processing experience 

 

Process Engineer

  • Requires one of the following:
    • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in engineering or related field of study and three (3) years of related engineering experience
    • Associate’s degree and nine (9) years of related engineering experience
  • Experience analyzing production equipment, processes and materials and solving issues
  • Knowledge of various statistical and quality methodologies including but not limited to Statistical Process Control (SPC), Statistical Quality Control (SQC), 5S, 8D, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Root Cause Analysis, Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (R&R), and Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Prior experience working with thermoforming, injection molding, print, and/or paper equipment and processes
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various products
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of products
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Ability to successfully prioritize, and organize projects, deadlines, and tasks with little supervision in both team and independent environments 
  • Strong verbal and written skills necessary to communicate intricate job-related information

Preferred Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Molded fiber processing 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.

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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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