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Reliability Engineer

Posted Date:  May 23, 2023
Requisition Number:  118294

Job Location:  Hazelton, PA




The Hershey Company Hazelton 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.


Within assigned Business Unit: 

  • The Reliability Lead is responsible for the overall maintenance and asset reliability of line(s) or process area and will lead the maintenance strategies & drive process efficiency in support of the Hershey Lean program.




  • Management of the maintenance planning and scheduling processes, through work-order (SAP) prioritization and development of the schedule for maintenance activities.
  • The Reliability Lead will drive the improvement of maintenance processes to ensure sustainable asset reliability, including preventative and predictive measures through the analysis of plant maintenance data. 
  • Collaborates with the Technical Assurance group to ensure asset management & inventory accuracy and is responsible for driving related maintenance financial efficiency. 
  • Assist in development of the 5-year capital plan
  • Manage capital projects
  • Accountable for the daily management systems supporting continuous improvement efforts, including defect handling and breakdown elimination (root cause analysis), while supporting equipment centerline and autonomous maintenance activities. 
  • Participates in the daily shift huddles and direction setting meetings, reporting out on performance metrics and counter measures. 
  • Engages with Mechanics & Operators, providing training and coaching to promote ownership of equipment and processes


Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities: 


  • Ability to coach and manage others to achieve results, following all safety, quality, and productivity policies and procedures
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, prioritization, and data analysis skills
  • Ability to effectively drive change in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage and develop both short term and long-term maintenance strategies
  • Ability to function independently and take ownership of improvement processes
  • Knowledge of reliability methods and practices to maintain asset performance


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: 


  • B.S. degree in Engineering or related discipline preferred - Equivalent technical experience will be considered
  • Minimum of 3 years of maintenance, planning, or technical experience required.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing and TPM preferred
  • Experience with SAP-PM or other CMMS preferred
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred



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