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Plant Engineering Manager I

Date: Aug 13, 2022

Location: Plant City, FL, US

Company: Dart Container

Are you always on the lookout for creative solutions and continuous process improvements?

Are you excited by the chance at gaining experience from a global manufacturing company setting the industry standard of excellence? Then Dart is looking for you!


We need a leader with a true production mindset who thrives in a highly collaborative environment and shares our strong commitment to safety, quality, service, and efficiency.


Our Engineering Manager will strive to improve operations, minimize costs, while planning and directing the development and implementation of new methodologies. Effective communication skills to collaborate with a wide variety of individuals, when investigating, analyzing, and planning direction are a must!


Family owned and operated for more than 60 years, we are proud to offer:


  • Comprehensive benefit package, including health, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Account, 401K, and wellness incentives
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Full tuition reimbursement


It only takes one application to be considered! See below for details and apply today! 


Day-to-Day Role:

  • Manage and promote practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards, and serve the needs of our customers. 
  • Take ownership and demonstrate leadership necessary to achieve goals specific to Safety, Quality, Service, Efficiency and Employee Development 
  • Monitor KPI’s anticipating and correcting trends which would compromise achievement of targets 
  • Lead by example to promote and encourage employees to strongly commit to safety and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) 
  • Provides 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 of 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 (SOP’s), 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
  • Responsible for evaluating, installing, and testing new equipment
  • Ensures that maintenance standards are compliant with statutory health and safety regulations.
  • Direct teams to assess progress, analyze problems, facilitate solutions, identify resources and adjust plans as needed
  • Ensure that objectives are achieved at the lowest cost consistent with quality requirements
  • Identify and recommend short- and long-term business strategies, understand and drive industry best practices 
  • Develop and convey broad, advanced conceptual ideas, and propose and persuade several diverse stakeholders, including senior manufacturing leadership
  • Establish and communicate department goals
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on applicable machinery, equipment and facility for cross functional projects 
  • Understand, support and follow management expectations in alignment with company values 


Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal Manufacturing Maintenance Manager candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in engineering or related field and 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 the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various products
  • Advanced knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals 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
  • Ability to communicate technical topics to non-technical audiences
  • Ability to utilize and train employees of varying levels/skills on technology, processes and procedures
  • 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 

Manufacturing Maintenance Manager Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Paper converting, chemical or plastics processing, or packaging industrial experience
  • Lean manufacturing experience


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.

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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