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Maintenance Technician II - Memphis Plant

Posted Date:  Sep 23, 2022
Requisition Number:  115680

Job Location:  Memphis, TN
Position Type:  Hourly

The Hershey Company Memphis plant is a Non-Union plant producing products such as Ice Breakers, Breath Savers, and Good & Plenty, in a high-speed complex environment.  


· Starting Payrate: $31.19 per hour
· Overtime Potential!
· 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.  
· Regular schedule is 8-hour shifts,  Mandatory overtime could be weekly (scheduled for up to 12 hours/day, Monday through Sunday), daily (additional 4 hours on your 8-hour shift) and weekends (8 to 12-hour shifts).

Candidate Process: 

· Qualified applicants will complete an onsite interview followed by a mechanical hands-on skills assessment
· Post-Offer Drug Screen, Physical Assessment and Background Check required


Maintenance technicians are skilled in electrical and mechanical and utility maintenance.  Maintenance technicians' primary role is to maintain and optimize manufacturing equipment and systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of basic electricity and electronics
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the National Electrical Code and NFPA 70-E
  • Demonstrate an understanding of occupation-specific safety standards and procedures
  • Demonstrate ability to plan layout of electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures consistent with specifications and local codes
  • Demonstrate proper techniques used to measure, cut, bend, thread, assemble and install electrical conduits
  • Demonstrate proper techniques used to install control and distribution apparatus, such as switches, outlets, relays, and circuit-breaker panels
  • Demonstrate proper techniques used to connect wiring to circuit breakers, transformers, lighting fixtures, thermostats, intercoms, signaling systems, power equipment, or other components
  • Demonstrate proper technique used to check circuit connections to ensure electrical compatibility and safety of components
  • Diagnose and repair or replace malfunctioning apparatus and components, such as transformers, circuit breakers, fuses, motors, generators, and fixtures


  • Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions
  • Determines changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts; using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments
  • Controls downtime by informing production workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques; monitoring compliance
  • Maintains equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed equipment, parts, and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt
  • Provides mechanical maintenance information by answering questions and requests

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be flexible to work all shifts - 1st (6am - 2pm), 2nd (2pm - 10pm) and 3rd shift (10pm - 6am)
  • Must be available to work weekends, holidays and overtime
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must possess either a journeyman's card from a state approved apprenticeship program or a minimum of 5 - 7 years of hands on electrical and mechanical work in manufacturing systems maintenance.  This should include experience as a qualified machine repair person, toolmaker, or machine tool builder in troubleshooting, machine repair, tool making, machine building, hydraulics, pneumatics, and mechanical systems.
  • Must be able to achieve a passing score on both a written and practical Electrical and Mechanical NOCTI exam
  • Must have basic understanding of PCs and basic computer skills
  • Industrial electrical systems
  • Process control & instrumentation
  • Motors and controls (AC and DC)
  • Analog and digital devices
  • Schematics and electrical print reading
  • Power supplies
  • Electrical maintenance
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic systems operational theory, troubleshooting and repair; including ability to read blueprints and schematics and systematically diagnose and repair problems
  • Lubrication
  • Mechanical drive systems including chains, belts, shaft, and gear drives
  • Pump systems
  • HVAC systems including controls for air, condensate, pressure and temperature
  • Steam including boilers, temperature and pressure control, condensate control and system operation and performance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Food manufacturing experience is preferred
  • Experience with Safe Quality Food (SQF) practices is preferred
  • Experience with Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is preferred
  • Experience with Autonomous Maintenance (AM) is preferred
  • Experience with Single-Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) is preferred
  • Experience with Continuous Improvement methodology is preferred



Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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