Plant Engineering Manager

Date: Aug 8, 2019

Location: Randleman, NC, 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?


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’re 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:

  • Direct, coordinate and exercise functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration and completion of engineering projects
  • Plan and formulate engineering program and organize staff according to requirements
  • Collaborate with production and staff personnel in investigating, analyzing and planning action for correction of production problems that involve engineering considerations
  • Manage facility maintenance, machine shop, engineering service staff including contractors; monitor the service response time, delivery requirements and PM compliance on all facility equipment
  • Ensure preventive and predictive maintenance programs are developed, established and functioning efficiently to support operation requirements
  • Direct the planning, development and implementation of new methods and procedure changes designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs and effect greater utilization of labor and equipment
  • Review and analyze production, quality control, maintenance and operational reports to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications and operating or production problems
  • Write capital projects supplying all supporting data as required
  • Maintain a trained staff with the ability to resolve facility issues across a continuous (24/7) operation
  • Maintain documented knowledge of facility infrastructure’s capabilities and restraints with supporting structured documents and prints
  • Manage and evaluate safety, quality, service, productivity and cost performance of staff by coaching employees, conducting performance appraisals, administering discipline and providing training and development
  • Analyze and recommend staffing requirements, recommend qualifications and individuals for hire, assigns and directs work, ensures proper safety equipment is worn and proper safety procedures are followed.  Directly responsible for the safety of those under his supervision
  • Review new product plans and discusses equipment needs and modifications in collaboration with other key people within and outside the plant


Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field
  • Five (5) years manufacturing experience 
  • Three (3) years manufacturing experience in a supervisory role
  • Experience in the design and implementation of preventive maintenance programs and management of capital projects
  • Experience with managing industrial safety programs
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work load, work independently or in a team setting
  • Excellent leadership, mathematical, computer and analytical skills
  • 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)

  • Understand, support and follow management expectations in alignment with company values

  • Must be willing to work overtime and weekends as needed
  • Must be able to demonstrate 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 obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license




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 (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at 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 (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

Nearest Major Market: Greensboro

Job Segment: Plant, Plant Operator, Manager, Plant Manager, Machinist, Manufacturing, Management

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