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Maintenance Mechanic - PLC Electronics

Date: May 3, 2021

Location: Waxahachie, TX, US

Company: Dart Container

Shift: 12-hour nights shift (7:30pm - 7:30am)


Our Dart Waxahachie location has an opening for a Maintenance Mechanic - Electronics to join our team! In this role, you will be tasked with safely and efficiently performing routine and non-routine equipment maintenance on thermoforming, extrusion and other production machines. Your work will be vital in helping to ensure the delivery of globally recognized foam dinnerware products to the hands of our customers. 

Perks and Benefits:

  • Full tuition reimbrusement
  • Comprehensive benefit package, including health, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Account, 401K and wellness incentives
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • A relaxed dress code so you'll feel comfortable (but safe) while working

Day to Day Role:

  • Install, diagnose, analyze, maintain, modify, repair and/or rebuild a variety of complex and specialized plant and facility equipment
  • Repair equipment during mechanical breakdowns or assist other staff in repairs
  • Assist production personnel in change-over and set-ups
  • Dismantle defective machines and equipment to gain access to problem areas or to install new or repaired parts
  • May perform one or more of the following responsibilities within production or facilities maintenance:
    • Diagnose and repair complex machine and electrical problems
    • Troubleshoot and analyze control systems to resolve software/ hardware and configuration
    • Layout, assemble, install and maintain pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. Repair and replace gauges, valves, pressure regulators and related equipment. 
    • Install, maintain and repair equipment, machinery, physical structures and plumbing/electrical systems

Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Minimum of (5) years of experience performing preventive maintenance, diagnostics, and repair, or comparable experience with trade school or training 
  • Electrical experience working with up to 480 volts
  • PLC, pneumatic and hydraulic systems experience
  • Experience working with Allen Bradley software
  • Experience reading schematics and drawings
  • Welding experience
  • Willingness to be on-call and work additional hours including weekends, holidays, and/or overtime, as needed

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


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 (833) 472-3278 or email us at HRConnect@dart.biz 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 (833) 472-3278 or email us at ADArequests@dart.biz. Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.




Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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