Machine Operator

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Date: Dec 4, 2018

Location: Urbana, IL, US

Company: Dart Container

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.


Day-to-Day Role:

  • Read and review daily production schedule.
  • Complete daily reports including cycle time, daily production, scrap tickets and packaging report.
  • Monitor cycle rates and machine productivity to ensure production schedules are met.
  • Communicate to supervisor any problems and concerns and work as a team member to resolve issues.
  • Responsible for quality of product on line, packaging only finished product that meets predetermined standards and at predetermined rates.
  • Maintain quality and speed by continual adjustment of gauges that control temperature, pressure, trim, rolls and speed to material.
  • Monitor machine for mechanical problems.
  • Initiate troubleshooting and solve mechanical problems.
  • Perform general preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Notify supervisor and/or maintenance of need for repair assistance if unable to repair.
  • Ensure accessory machines and lines are filled with product to ensure production continuation.
  • Ensure that adequate packaging materials and rolls (if applicable) are available for production runs.


Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Math skills to include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • 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:

  • Machine Operator experience.
  • Basic computer skills.


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.

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Nearest Major Market: Champaign
Nearest Secondary Market: Urbana

Job Segment: Equipment Operator, Industrial, Machinist, Manufacturing

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