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Dart Container Process Engineer - Associate or Mid Level in Mason, Michigan

Process Engineer - Associate or Mid Level

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Date: Jan 24, 2023

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container

Dart Container is searching for an experienced Process Engineer to provide direct support for our expanded polystyrene product lines from cradle to next life.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to apply engineering knowledge and skills for moderately complex engineering projects focused on creating or improving process and equipment from the raw material phase through the manufacture of prototypes and products. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding position that has a great deal of personnel interaction with various groups across an organization then apply below!

We’re proud to offer our employees:

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

  • Opportunities for advancement

    Day-to-Day Role:

  • Participate in and complete projects or programs of minimal size, scope, and duration

  • Develop knowledge of processes, equipment, raw materials, and products

  • Document and track technical changes and/or improvements and standard operating procedures (SOPs)

  • Participate in process failure discussions and investigations to ensure consistency of solutions across all facilities

  • Perform feasibility studies for fabrication, assembly, machining, or processing

  • Assist technicians with assembly and disassembly of process equipment and components in order to diagnose issues

  • Participate in troubleshooting, analysis, evaluation, implementation, and documentation of engineering solutions

  • Collaborate with production personnel and other departments to gather information and draft reports, and improve equipment, processes, and products

  • Create test parameters and participate in the testing, data analysis, and implementation of processes, equipment, and engineering solutions

  • Identify broad conceptual ideas and develop them into useful solutions

  • Recommend continuous improvement plans where efficiency, quality, safety, or service can be improved

  • Manage, prioritize and complete projects or programs of moderate to large size, scope, and duration

  • Coordinate project work with other engineers, technicians, designers and/or or drafters

  • Lead process failure discussions and investigations to ensure consistency of solutions across all facilities

  • Troubleshoot, analyze, identify, evaluate, propose, implement, and document engineering solutions

  • Develop and document standard operating procedures (SOPs) for equipment processes

  • Establish continuous improvement plans where efficiency, quality, safety, or service can be improved

  • Mentor lower-level engineers

    Core Skills and Qualifications:

    Associate Process Engineer requires the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in engineering or related field of study, OR

  • Associate’s degree and six (6) years of related engineering experience

  • Familiarity with, or ability to learn various statistical and quality methodologies including but not limited to Statistical Process Control (SPC), Statistical Quality Control (SQC), 5S, 8D, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Root Cause Analysis, Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (R&R), and Design of Experiments (DOE)

    Process Engineer requires the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in engineering or related field of study and three (3) years of related engineering experience, OR

  • Associate’s degree and nine (9) years of related engineering experience

  • Experience analyzing production equipment, processes and materials and solving issues

  • Knowledge of various statistical and quality methodologies including but not limited to Statistical Process Control (SPC), Statistical Quality Control (SQC), 5S, 8D, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Root Cause Analysis, Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (R&R), and Design of Experiments (DOE)

    Both require the following:

  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various products

  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their application

  • Ability to learn and understand raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of products

  • Ability to successfully prioritize, and organize projects, deadlines, and tasks in both team and independent environments

  • Strong verbal and written skills necessary to communicate intricate job-related information

    Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models

  • Plastics Experience

  • Process Engineering Experience

  • Scale Up Experience (Lab scale to production)

    Overview: Dart makes everyday products that give people the freedom to enjoy the food & drinks they love, wherever they are. From to-go containers and dinnerware to tamper-evident food packaging and even the red Solo cup, Dart products have been keeping people on the go and having fun for more than 50 years. Dart is a family-owned, family-focused company of 13,000 employees united by a shared set of values. Headquartered in Mason, MI, Dart has 30 locations in four countries.

    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.

    Dart Container is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

    *THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

    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.

    https://www.dartcontainer.com/eeoaa/

    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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