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The Dart story begins with a small machine shop in Mason, Michigan known as Dart Manufacturing Company. Established in 1937, this modest business prospered through the manufacture of such products as plastic key cases, steel tape measures, and identification tags for the armed services. Subsequent experimentation with expandable polystyrene in the late 1950s led to a line of high quality insulated foam cups, and Dart Container Corporation was born.

Since 1960, Dart Container has been a leading manufacturer of insulated foam cups and containers. Today, we are the largest such manufacturer in the world, supplying a comprehensive line of single-use food and beverage packaging productions to national and international foodservice markets. Our goal is to provide customers with the products they need-products that meet the demands of today's varied food and beverage applications while maintaining the highest level of quality and service available in the industry. To ensure this, we personally manage each step of product manufacturing and distribution-from the processing of raw materials all the way through to the delivery of finished products on our own fleet of trucks.

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Dart Container is a leading manufacturer of single-use food service packaging. Our success is directly attributable to the creative efforts of our employee's who apply their expertise and training to help our company solve issues, create new products and processes, and push the envelope in research and development. Our core values have created a foundation that includes a strong support system, a focus on performance, exceptional management strength and determination to meet customer needs. We are growing, and we are looking for strong Engineers to grow with us. We value great customer service and a high degree of professionalism from all employees.

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to develop and implement cost-effective manufacturing processes, equipment and new materials from concept through production within our Paper Operations Engineering group.  This individual will work closely with marketing, project management, production planning, manufacturing, engineering and vendors. This person will help lead projects and project teams that are focused on developing new paper products, materials, production processes and machinery. This position is based out of Chicago and will support facilities located in Illinois, Texas, Maryland and Canada. There are opportunities for growth in both technical and management arenas.

Specific Duties:                            

  • Create and maintain in-depth relationships with vendors to provide technical guidance in new equipment selection for troubleshooting and new projects.
  • Investigate, analyze and plan action for correction of production problems with engineering considerations.
  • Develop process Engineering documentation systems and auditing procedures. 
  • Provide detailed technical guidance in project assessment and training to production machine operators.
  • Advance, improve and implement equipment modifications and upgrades in addition to other new technologies to keep production processes current.
  • Make mechanical and control adjustments to process machinery in order to meet project objectives.
  • Evaluate product quality using visual assessments and measuring equipment.
  • Be knowledgeable in the operation of machinery, including start-up, shutdown, set-up, mechanical adjustments, and controls.

Requirements and Qualifications: 

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering related field, prefer Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Pulp & Paper Science.
  • Requires at least 3 years of Engineer related experience, prefer 8 years. 
  • Requires proficiency in AutoCAD, prefer expertise.
  • Requires strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Requires the ability to travel up to 50% of the time domestically and/or internationally.
  • Requires a valid driver’s license and favorable motor vehicle report.
  • Requires the ability to obtain and maintain a passport.
  • Prefer at least 3 years of experience proposing, planning and leading projects.

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Please refer to the Job Description for the qualifications.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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