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Electrical Technician - West Hershey Plant

Posted Date:  May 26, 2023
Requisition Number:  118336

Job Location:  Hershey, PA 
Position:  Hourly
Sign On Bonus:  $4000

The Hershey Company West Hershey plant is a Union plant producing products such as White & Dark Paste, Kisses, Nuggets, Milk Bars, Almond Bars, Rolo & Syrup, in a high-speed complex environment.


Starting Pay is $37.00/hour
.75 cent per hour shift differential for working 2nd or 3rd shift
OT Potential!  
$4000 Sign-On Bonus!
Manufacturing Incentive Plan (MIP) 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


· 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 during the interview process.


Candidate Process: 

· Qualified applicants will need to successfully complete an electrical written and hands-on electrical skills assessment.  Those receiving a passing score on both the written and hands-on electrcial skills assessments will advance to an onsite interview with the hiring team.  


This position requires Industrial Electrical/PLC experience in the food Industry with the knowledge of motors, industrial wiring, electro-mechanical drives, PLC application software/hardware and servo motion control applications.

This position also requires excellent trouble shooting and communication skills as well as the ability to effectively participate in a team-oriented work environment.


Major Duties/Responsibilities

  • Assemble, install, test and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, apparatus and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning system, apparatus, and components using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Test electrical system and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, using testing devices such ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
  • Accept full responsibility for all safety procedures as stated in the JSA (Job Safety Analysis)
  • Demonstrate self-motivational drive in learning new technologies as they apply
  • Communicate appropriately with the operators, mechanics, other electricians, engineers, supervisors and Plant leadership
  • Perform business management duties such as maintaining records and files, Understand and help maintain work orders, preventative maintenance system and in SAP
  • Work from ladders and lifts to install, maintain or repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures.
  • Read and interpret electrical schematics
  • Demonstrate the initiative to investigate and offer improvements to our plant operation
  • Service, clean, and inspect equipment periodically following established PMs (Preventative Maintenance)
  • Safely operate mobile equipment such as fork trucks, hand trucks, lifts, boom lifts etc.
  • Utilize problem solving techniques in interacting with other employees in resolving issues
  • Adhere to LOTO (Lock Out Tag Out) procedure
  • Have a basic understanding of belts, belt drives, chain drives, gear boxes, and conveyors
  • Create notifications and follow up on repairs.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations to change PM (Preventative Maintenance) schedule or contents
  • Make up a bill of materials as required
  • Read and interpret written description or engineering blueprints
  • PM and trouble shoot Motoman and ABB Robots.
  • Learn and work with programs like Panelview, Factory Talk, RS Logix, Siemens.
  • Direct and train others to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment.  Be able to provide expert knowledge and guidance to other employees in your field.

 Other requirements:

  • Follow all safety requirements including but not limited to Adhere to SDS (Safety Data Sheet), LOTO, Confined Space, Fall protection, Electrical Flash NFPA 70-E etc.
  • Follow all Food Manufacturing rules and regulations including but not limited to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) and Safe Quality Foods (SQF).
  • Demonstrate Hershey values
  • Use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Maintain Good Housekeeping skills



Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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