Maintenance Mechanic - Day Shift

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Thomaston, GA, US

Company: Dart Container

Responsible for maintaining, diagnosing problems, modifying, repairing, and rebuilding complex machinery and mechanical equipment in a manufacturing environment using complex blueprints and machine specifications Comply with all product safety, legal, regulatory and quality systems.


Day-to-Day Role:

·         Following specification of blueprints, manuals, and schematic drawings, install, maintain, and repair equipment, machinery, physical structures, and plumbing/electrical systems.

·         Inspect, measure, and test equipment while in operation visually (using electrical and electronic equipment) and auditory (listen for unusual sounds from machines or equipment) to detect malfunction, wear, misalignment, or other problems. Inspect used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements.

·         Discuss/diagnose machine problems with Maintenance Supervisor, Production Supervisor, Production Superintendent, Plant Manager, or other maintenance workers. Inform appropriate management personnel of equipment and parts needs.

·         Clean and lubricate shaft, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery.

·         Install and repair electrical apparatus, such as transformers, wiring, and electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment.

·         Layout, assemble, install, and maintain pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. Repair and replace gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment

·         Install, program, and repair automated machinery and equipment, such as robots or programmable controllers.

·         Set up and operate machine tools, such as lathe, grinder, drill and milling machine to repair or fabricate machine parts. 

·         Perform OEM specific control system troubleshooting skills.

·         Repair and maintain the physical structure of the establishment and perform preventative maintenance functions.

·         Assist production personnel in change-over and set-up procedures. Help plant machinist in fabricating parts as required.

·         Attend safety classes/seminars as periodically scheduled


Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

·         Must possess a two (2) year technical degree or five (5) year equivalent operational experience in a plastics, pharmaceutical, or chemical manufacturing environment.

·         Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

·         Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

·         Ability to operate computers at a basic level.

·         Must possess good mechanical skills.

·         Ability to work overtime and weekends as needed.



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.

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