Machine Operator II

  • Plastic Printing Department
  • Schedule: 2nd &3rd (3:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. 11:00 P.M. - 7:00 A.M.)


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.

Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of dry off set or felixographic printers to produce a quality product.  Operates various production machines making adjustments to maximize up time, rates and yields.  Meets company standards for safety, quality, production and process improvement.

Day-to-Day Role:
  • Read and review daily production schedule.
  • Mount printing plates and blankets
  • Interpret graphic designs
  • Adjust inks for color tone
  • Adjust registration
  • Operate and change film on bagger
  • Complete daily reports including cycle time, daily production, scrap tickets and packaging.
  • Perform general preventative maintenance on equipment. Monitors machines for mechanical problems by listening for unusual noises and visually checking gears, hoses, gauges, materials, etc.
  • Initiate troubleshooting and solving mechanical problems. If unsuccessful in making repairs, notifies supervisor and/or maintenance for assistance.
  • Ensure adequate packaging materials and rolls are available on the line for production runs. Follows roll change procedures and threads rolls into machine (if applicable).
  • Interpret graphic designs
  • Keep general work area clean.
  • Provide guidance to Product Handlers and Forklift Operators on moving materials.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Six (6) months experience operating Printing Press  
  • Previous experience operating a dry offset or flexographic
  • Previous experience printing press of any type of printer
  • Ability to use measuring devices.
  • Math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Ability to work weekends as needed.
  • Ability to work overtime 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.


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Dart Container
Full time
Chicago, IL 60290, US