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Dart Container Machine Operator I in Urbana, Illinois

Machine Operator I

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Date: Feb 3, 2021

Location: Urbana, IL, US

Company: Dart Container

Ready to build your future? We're hiring!

Are you an experienced MACHINE OPERATOR looking for a new opportunity? Dart Container wants you to join our team! We are looking for Machine Operators!

Within this role, you will work as part of a team that values and focuses on Dart's Four Priorities—safety, quality, service and efficiency—ensuring great products for our customers and a safe, engaging place to work for our employees. You will also:

  • Be responsible for safely operating production machinery to run efficiently while maintaining our high standard of quality

  • Meet production schedules

  • Adhere to all GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices)

  • Maintain appropriate documentation

Family owned and operated for over 60 years, we’re proud to offer competitive pay and other great benefits:

  • Multiple schedules Multiple schedules working with a diverse group of individuals

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Opportunities for advancement

  • Comprehensive benefit package, including health, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Account, 401K and wellness incentives

It only takes one application to be considered! See below for details and apply today!

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Follow and commit to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and service requirements

  • Follow practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards

  • Follow and commit to safety and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)

  • Set up, start, adjust, test, calibrate, operate, diagnose, troubleshoot and properly shut down process equipment in accordance with published production schedules and product specifications.

  • Set up and operate computer-controlled machines or robots to control one or more machine functions

  • Operate and monitor process machinery from raw materials through downstream finished goods, ensuring quality and consistency

  • Adjust equipment as needed to maximize up time, rates and yields

  • Monitor equipment for mechanical problems by listening for unusual noises and visually checking gears, hoses, gauges, materials, etc.

  • Troubleshoot and fix equipment and/or material problems

  • Diagnose and change out defective parts

  • Use advanced measuring equipment such as micrometers, scales, scanners

  • Implement programs to standardize and minimize production changeovers and machine downtime

  • Perform general preventative maintenance on equipment (i.e. fill lube lines, lube chain rails, grease guns, etc.)

  • Maintain production logs and reports as required

  • Promptly notify the Maintenance Department of any maintenance required

  • Notify supervisor of significant deviations from normal operating conditions

  • Perfom back-up Inspector Packer responsibilities during break and lunch periods

  • Train other Machine Operators as required

  • Perform production process in SAP as required

  • No supervisory responsibilities

Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Math skills to include simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

  • Familiar with and ability to convert decimals to fractions or vice versa

  • Basic mechanical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot basic problems including knowledge of machines and tools, their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance

  • Ability to observe, follow, understand, and evaluate processes demonstrated and other workplace procedures

  • 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

  • May be required to work additional hours including weekends, holidays, and/or overtime

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment

  • Six (6) months material handling or machine operations experience

  • Technical school or apprenticeship experience

  • Previous powered industrial truck experience

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 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 Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.