Machine Operator

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.

The Machine Operator II is responsible for operating industrial machinery and equipment in a plastics manufacturing environment. This position provides operational support to Production, Technical Services, and Maintenance personnel. This position is expected to comply with all product safety, legal, regulatory and quality systems for Dart Container.

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Start equipment, perform necessary line condition checks, perform minor maintenance and make necessary adjustments to equipment to insure equipment performance and product quality.

  • Monitor production lines during the shift, ensuring proper amount of coverage to create seamless production. 

  • Monitor and Maintain low scrap rate on assigned lines, and reduce materials waste.

  • Ensure that the most efficient machine run time is attained during your shift.

  • Assist as directed in the startup/shut down, change over, maintenance and troubleshooting of any relevant equipment and machines. 

  • Monitor material rolls, anticipate needs, and communicate change over processes to reduce machine downtime.

  • Perform heat and process calibrations to the thermoforming machine and trim press.

  • Complete any assigned training as directed in a timely manner. 

  • Complete daily production paperwork as directed. 

  • Participate in Operational Excellence Team projects working to address process improvements throughout the production floor.

  • Assist supervisor as directed in support of production, safety, and quality. 

  • Assist in the training and development of Machine Operators and Inspector Packers. 

Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • One (1) year of experience in machine operation, while working in a manufacturing environment 

  • Understanding of the thermoforming and/or extrusion process 

  • Demonstrated ability to startup/shutdown, troubleshoot, and calibrate two (2) or more production lines

  • Ability to work a twelve (12) or eight (8) hour overnight shift as assigned. 

  • Ability to work weekends as needed.



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


If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at applicationassistance@dart.biz for assistance.

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