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Automotive Mechanic

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: North Aurora, IL, US

Company: Dart Container

Automotive Mechanic Day Shift Opening: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm

Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on company-owned tractors and trailers.  Drive tractors and trailers to test that repairs meet requirements and conform to safety standards


Day-to-Day Role:

  • Properly diagnose and perform preventive maintenance and repairs on tractors and trailers, including but not limited to gas and diesel-powered engines, hydraulic and air brake systems, drivetrain, suspension, chassis and electrical systems.
  • Disassemble, examine parts for defects and excessive wear, recondition and replace parts.
  • Estimate and price repairs, order and inventory parts as necessary.
  • Drive tractors and trailers as needed to validate that repairs meet regulatory requirements and conform to safety standards
  • Drive diesel or gas tractor in accordance with commercial driving regulations of State Department of Transportation (DOT), US DOT, and the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC). 
  • Operate Electronic Log Device (ELD), ELD software, and maintain accurate records per local, state, and federal regulations, DOT’s and ICC’s laws as necessary. 
  • Submit to random drug test as prescribed by DOT regulations.
  • Perform maintenance and driving practices and processes intended to safely maintain the fleet and comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality and safety standards to serve the needs of our customers
  • Support Operational Excellence and effectively participate in lean initiatives and problem-solving activities as needed
  • Participate in safety meetings per Corporate guidelines


Core Skills and Qualifications

The ideal Automotive Mechanic will have

  • 18 years of age with valid Class B CDL (Commercial Driver License) or 21 years of age with valid Class A CDL (Commercial Driver License)
  • High School diploma with two (2) years of related experience OR Associate degree with an emphasis in Vehicle Maintenance, Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, or related field of study
  • Favorable driving record upon hiring and ability to maintain throughout duration of employment
  • Must meet all requirements to be Power Industrial Truck Operations (PITO) certified
  • Experience using diagnostic equipment, scan tools and personal computer
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • 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
  • Ability to travel up to 5% domestically
  • Must have own tools
  • Additional work hours including weekends, holidays, and on-call as required


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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