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Reliability Lead - Manufacturing

Posted Date:  May 25, 2023
Requisition Number:  117949

Job Location:  Hershey, PA  




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


The Reliability Lead is responsible for the overall maintenance and asset reliability of line(s) or process area and leading 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 and inventory accuracy, and 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:


  • BS degree in Engineering or related discipline preferred 
  • Minimum of 3 years of maintenance, planning, or technical experience required.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing and TPM preferred
  • Experience with SAP-PM or similar CMMS preferred



Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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