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Project Engineer

Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container

Dart Container is looking for a Project Engineer to join our team! 



As a Project Engineer you will manage multiple tasks in parallel while communicating effectively with internal and external teams. You will work to prepare budgets, plans and timelines including, resourcing, and status and recap reports. You will also have the opportunity to lead a variety of tasks including, budget tracking, scheduling, updating and compiling project documentation, facilitating meetings, and tracking resolution of project issues. 


If you’re looking to start a career in an environment that will encourage and promote your ideas then you’ve found your fit! 

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Participate in and complete projects or programs of minimal size, scope, and duration
  • Develop knowledge of processes, equipment, raw materials, and products
  • Develop knowledge of project management methodologies and software
  • Assist in developing project plan, schedules and work plans, estimating resources and costs, and tracking and reporting documents
  • Assist in defining the project scope, goals, and deliverables
  • Document and track project plan
  • Maintain continuous alignment of project scope with defined strategic business objectives
  • Monitor progress of projects, identify problems impeding progress, and participate in their resolution
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans
  • Participate in troubleshooting, analysis, evaluation, implementation, and documentation of engineering solutions that affect products, processes, components, assemblies, and/or equipment
  • Conduct project-related research
  • Collaborate with production personnel and other departments to gather information, draft reports, and improve equipment, processes, and products
  • Create test parameters and participate in the testing and implementation of 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
  • Coordinate project work with other engineers, technicians, designers and/or or drafters
  • Mentor other team members


Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

Associate Project Manager

  • Requires one of the following:
    • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in engineering or related field of study, OR
    • Associate’s degree and six (6) years of related engineering experience
  • Ability to learn project management methodologies and software
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create reports, documents, presentations and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint
  • 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 in order to communicate intricate job-related processes
  • Up to 40% domestic and international travel
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license and passport
  • Requires a valid driver’s license and favorable motor vehicle report upon hire


Project 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, OR
    • Associate’s degree and nine (9) years of related engineering experience
  • Proven experience and success in analyzing production equipment, processes and materials, and solving issues
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of products
  • Knowledge of thermoforming, injection molding, print, and/or paper equipment and processes
  • Knowledge of and experience using project management methodologies and software
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems


Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

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.

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at for assistance.

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