Equipment Technician III

Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: North Aurora, IL, US

Company: Dart Container

Do you want to be a valued part of a winning team?  

Our growth at Dart Container relies on extraordinary talent, like YOU, who is always looking for a better way and can believe anything is possible.  


We believe business is a human endeavor and place a lot of value on our employees and the contributions they make on a daily basis to our companies success. We are looking for a  Equipment Technician III that has a good work ethic, self-motivation, and a willingness to comply with all safety, quality, and Good Manufacturing Practices. If you want an opportunity like no other to learn skills and contribute to the heartbeat of our company, Dart is the choice for you!  


In this role, you will safely and timely perform routine and non-routine building maintenance to maximize efficiency. There are so many opportunities and different aspects of the job to learn and keep each day exciting. We have a Friendly atmosphereSafe working environment and Great pay.  


Available Shifts: 7:30am-4:00pm or 11:45pm - 8:15am


Day-to-Day Role:

  • Follow and commit to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and service requirements. 
  • Follow practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards 
  • Follow and commit to safety and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) 
  • Responsible for the following:
    • checking all equipment for any malfunctions repair as necessary. 
    • taking all meter readings assigned to your shift at designated times
    • manually blowing down on all air compressor condensate pots
    • mixing boiler and cooling tower chemicals.
    • cleaning back wash socks.
    • checking oil levels in all compressors add as needed
    • recording boiler combustion temps on chart every 4 hrs.
    • checking pentane cyclone drum and record bead and water level, then empty drum.
    • checking oil levels in all cooling tower gear boxes add oil if needed.
    • cleaning filters for cooling tower water returning to pit as needed.
    • monitoring steam pressure, air pressure and water pressure maintain operating levels at all times.
    • monitoring pentane recovery system adjust as needed.
    • checking for and complete any work orders that have been assigned to you
    • checking and make any repairs necessary to keep all boiler room equipment functional and boiler room clean.
    • inventory compressor oils, salt, and boiler room chemicals
    • mixing boiler chemicals
    • performing  low water cut off test on boilers
    • performing weekly and monthly fire suppression tests.
    • removing & replacing electric motors,pumps,gearboxes,thermacouples,transducers,watermeters,gas meters, level sensors, fire eyes, thermos cameras, and Mod motors.
  • May troubleshoot basic electrical equipment problems such as changing fuses, buttons, and switches
  • Utilize specific knowledge for a variety of skilled trades, including but not limited to, production and facility machinery and equipment, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, pipefitting, carpentry, utilities, etc. 


Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Five (5) years’ experience performing preventive maintenance, diagnostics, and repair, or comparable experience with trade school or training. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Special knowledge in use of hand-tools, power-tools
  • Ability to perform root cause analysis, compare and investigate information, and recommend and implement resolution
  • Proven analytical problem solver 
  • Ability to effectively manage and execute multiple tasks, projects and priorities
  • Math skills to include simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Familiar with and ability to convert decimals to fractions or vice versa
  • Advanced mechanical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot complex problems including knowledge of machines and tools, their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Advanced understanding of pneumatics, hydraulics, temperature and pressure gauges
  • Understand manufacturing processes and able to inspect and repair or replace components.
  • Ability to observe, follow, understand, and evaluate processes demonstrated and other workplace procedures
  • Proficient in reading and interpreting blueprints, manuals, and mechanic and electrical schematics
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to modify basic reports, documents and spreadsheets in MS Word, and MS Excel
  • Experience operating test equipment and/or software
  • Ability to operate Powered Industrial Truck(PIT), hoists and cranes, and maintain PIT certification
  • 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 


Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Paper converting, chemical/plastics processing and/or packaging industrial experience
  • Vocational, Technical or Associate Degree in Machine Tool, Machine Maintenance, Industrial Electrician, Electro-Mechanics, Mechatronics Technology, Automation Controls, Robotics or related field 
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to modify basic reports, documents and spreadsheets in MS Word, and MS Excel
  • Experience in electrical and mechanical trades such as HVAC, PLC, and CNC 


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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