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HVAC and Facilities Maintenance Technician - Robinson Plant

Posted Date:  Nov 16, 2023
Requisition Number:  120524

Location:  Robinson, Illinois (US)
Position Type:  Hourly
Sign-On Bonus:  $4000


· We are looking to hire an HVAC and Facilities Maintenance Technician!
· Starting pay rate for Junior HVAC and Facilities Maintenance Technician:  $26.99 per hour
· Starting pay rate for Senior HVAC and Facilities Maintenance Technician:  $28.96 per hour
· $1.00 additional shift premium for working 2nd shift hours.
· OT Potential!  
· Manufacturing Incentive Plan Eligible
· $4000 Sign-On Bonus

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 complete a 60-minute onsite interview and a 3-hour written skills assessment.
· Post-Offer Drug Screen and Background Check required.


Maintenance Support Technicians are skilled in electrical, mechanical, or utility maintenance. This Support technicians' primary role is to maintain and optimize the plant HVAC/Building & Grounds. This position will be on an off-shift.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plant operations: steam boilers/systems, water boilers/systems, cooling tower systems, air heating, ventilating, and cooling units, refrigeration units, compressed air units, power distribution and switching, raw material storage, warehouse and material handling equipment, fire protection and security, entry and primary distribution of utilities, gas, electric, and water, waste water treatment plant, building & grounds as required.
  • Preventive maintenance: PM01s, PM02s, TECO PM03s as required
  • 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
  • Fundamentals:   
    • Welding: silver soldering, soft soldering, tig, mig, arc, and brazing
    • Plumbing/Piping: flaring, compression, and pro-press
    • Water treatment: chemical types, testing procedures and knowledge of alarms
  • Maintain a safe working environment through continuous housekeeping, reporting, and correcting unsafe conditions and display safe operational methods and practices
  • Must maintain the standard of the plants Good Manufacturing Practices to produce a safe and quality product
  • Demonstrate ability to plan layout of electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures consistent with specifications and local codes
  • 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
  • Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems and production machines
  • Controls downtime by informing production workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques; monitoring compliance


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Refrigeration Universal license is required
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be flexible to work all shifts which could be 8, 10 or 12 hour shifts (1st, 2nd or 3rd shift)
  • Must be available to work weekends, holidays and overtime
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must be able to achieve a passing score on a written NOCTI exam in the respective discipline
  • Must have basic understanding of PCs and basic computer skills

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 Continuous Improvement methodology is preferred
  • 1-2 years hands on HVAC work in manufacturing systems


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