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3rd Shift Maintenance Supervisor

Posted Date:  Sep 22, 2022
Requisition Number:  115669

Job Location: Lancaster, PA 


Please note that this is a 3rd shift position requiring flexibility to cover other shifts as needed




The Hershey Company Y&S Lancaster plant is a Non-Union plant producing Licorice Products such as Twizzlers, Nibs, and Pull & Peel, in a high-speed complex environment.


Under the direction of the Maintenance Manager, the Maintenance Supervisor will direct all functions of the maintenance work force.  They will ensure that maintenance work is accomplished in a safe and efficient manner.  They will partner with key plant production personnel to implement and drive best practices in safety, quality, maintenance processes, reliability, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis in a three shift, seven day working environment.  




  • Manage the Hourly Maintenance Workforce – Provide daily leadership to the hourly maintenance workforce.  Make individual job assignments and track the progress to completion.  Ensure the maintenance workforce is provided with information, tools, and direction to work safely and efficiently.  Ensure the workforce is provided with the time and tools needed to perform a quality job.  Ensure that the workforce follows all plant guidelines for Safety, Quality, GMPs, SAP PM processes, time confirmations, monthly meetings, and other procedures.
  • Monitors the plant CMMS –Ensure all data collected by his or her employees is accurate and complete when entered into the SAP PM system.  Audits equipment BOM and PM work instructions for accuracy. Directs the activities of the Maintenance Planner/Scheduler to ensure all BOM’s and PM are updated, required PMs are completed as scheduled and plant backlog is properly managed.
  • Asset Reliability – Ensure asset reliability through TPM, Lean, Autonomous Maintenance, Root Cause Analysis, and other reliability tools.
  • Business Unit Support – Provide daily technical and troubleshooting expertise to the assigned BU.  


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


  • Proficient in Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Fluent with Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), and Problem-Solving methods.
  • Strong knowledge of SAP or other CMMS system.
  • Fluent with Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Strong communication, Leadership, Coaching and change management skills.
  • Strong commitment to customer service. 
  • Willing to work all three shifts including overtime to support a 24/7 manufacturing operation.


This job has responsibilities that encompass food safety and food quality. Follow food safety and quality control standards, safety regulations, and standard operational methods and procedures.

This description covers the most significant duties performed but does not exclude the performance of other minor related work assignments, the inclusion of which would be in conformity with the factor degrees assigned to the job.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: 


  • B.S. Degree in Asset Reliability or Engineering or related field strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment required
  • Minimum of 2 years in a maintenance supervisory capacity preferred
  • Food manufacturing experience preferred


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