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Electrical Controls Technician - Hazleton Plant

Posted Date:  Mar 28, 2024
Requisition Number:  121587

Location:  Hazleton, PA
Position Type:  Hourly

The Hershey Company Hazleton plant is a Union plant producing products such as Cadbury, Milk Bars, Almond Bars, Extra Dark Bars, Caramel Bars, Candy Coated Eggs, and Kit Kat, in a high-speed complex environment.


  • $33.31/hour for the first 30 days, increasing to $35.73/hour after 30 days with satisfactory job performance
  • $10,000 Sign-On Bonus
  • OT Potential
  • Manufacturing Incentive Plan Eligible

Total Rewards

  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, & Vision)—Starting Day 1
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan – with generous company match
  • Hershey Stock Purchase Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life Insurance and Short-Term Disability



  • Our primary need is on 2nd shift. We require that you are flexible to work any shift, weekends, overtime, and holidays
  • Schedule assignments upon hire are determined by plant needs and will be discussed further during the interview process



The Hazleton Plant of The Hershey Company, a manufacturer of chocolate and confectionary products, has an immediate opening for a Controls Technician.

The qualified applicant must have a minimum of two years education in electrical technology or a minimum of four years of recent experience in the maintenance of control equipment and instrumentation used in manufacturing control systems. Qualified Electrical Controls Technicians are eligible for a $10,000 sign-on bonus.

We now offer two different work schedules:

  • Traditional 8-hours/day, 5-days/week with voluntary and mandated overtime available. 
  • Non-traditional 12-hours/day that guarantees 12-15 days off a month. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 


  • Read and comprehend electrical and instrumentation drawings.
  • Competence with Allen-Bradley programmable logic controllers (SLC, PLC, and ControlLogix families), Siemens STEP 7, as well as Human/Machine Interfaces (HMIs) such as AB PanelView, FactoryTalk View, Intellution FIX, and Wonderware.
  • Troubleshoot PLC programs and be able to make programming changes when required.
  • Understanding of industrial power circuits, installation practices, and general OSHA Safety practices.
  • Ability to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and calibrate instrumentation such as temperature sensors, pressure sensors, pressure switches, temperature switches, weighing systems, in-line analyzers, valve actuators and positioners.
  • Ability to install, maintain, and troubleshoot motor control systems including VFDs, servos, and robotic systems.
  • Understanding of networking protocols and hardware (switches, routers, firewalls).
  • Abide by GMPs as related to working in a food production facility.
  • Experience with standard Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook is required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma/ GED
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Authorized to work in the United States


Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP experience preferred
  • Good attendance is very important


Physical Demands:

  • Regularly required to stand, reach, squat, climb steps, and move around machinery


Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug testing and background check consistent with The Hershey Company's Employment Policies.  Background checks include, but are not limited to the following: education verification, employment verification, criminal check, social security number verification.



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