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Sr Electrical / Controls Engineer

Posted Date:  Nov 20, 2023
Requisition Number:  120565

Job Location: Hazleton, PA   





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.


Ensures that the plant control and networking systems are fully operational and reliable, as required to support the manufacturing processes, meeting all safety and quality requirements. With a continuous improvement mindset, leads the identification and execution of process improvement efforts in manufacturing processes. Support development of digitalized manufacturing capabilities. Support controls training and development of facility technical resources. Provide controls solutions for and supports capital projects.




  • Technical leadership - Provide technical leadership and support to Plant Operational and Maintenance staff in problem resolution and optimization of existing electrical control and automation systems: managerial responsibility for electrical and controls resources.
  • Continuous improvement – Support continuous improvement efforts, through the development and implementation of equipment capability and performance data improvements, resulting in increased operational capability, reliability, and efficiency.
  • Resource Development – Lead and support the development of controls and instrumentation expertise for plant technical resources.
  • Capital Management – Manage and support capital projects of limited scope; provide technical assistance to project teams; support development of future facility capital requirements.


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


  • Demonstrated ability to identify proven, state-of-the-art control solutions that meet existing and new business requirements.
  • Knowledge, experience, and proficiency with control systems for manufacturing processes (food and beverage experience a plus), including:
    • An advanced knowledge and experience with PLC, HMI and motion control systems commonly used within industrial manufacturing processes: Rockwell, Siemens S7 and Schneider Electric control systems. A-B Factory Talk ME and SE, Siemens WinCC and Schneider Electric Vijeo machine interface systems. GE Fanuc, Motoman and ABB robotic systems.
  • Collaborative, hands-on approach to problem identification, resolution development and implementation; proven ability to work across multi-functional teams, utilizing data to support actions.
  • Demonstrates understanding of required business objectives, including safety and quality requirements, when developing technical solutions.
  • Demonstrates ability to develop, mentor, and train technical and operational personnel, to improve controls process knowledge and improvement capability.
  • Proactively identifies opportunities to leverage new technologies for process improvement solutions.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: 


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Engineering Technology preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in manufacturing controls systems (Allen Bradley and/or Siemens PLCs).


Preferred Skills / Attributes:


  • Practical knowledge and relevant experience in the areas of Process Controls and Packaging Systems is preferred and would be considered a plus.
  • Familiarity and experience with manufacturing lean processes.
  • Experience with reliability based preventative maintenance plans.



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