Instrumentation and Controls Technician - Robinson Plant

Posted Date:  Nov 16, 2023
Requisition Number:  120526

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



The Hershey Company Robinson plant is a non-union plant producing products such as PayDay, Heath, Skor, Milk Duds, Whoppers, Reese's Pieces, Zero, Brookside Fruit Crunchy, & Scharffen Berger, in a high-speed complex environment.  We currently have an immediate opening for an Instrumentation and Controls Technician Electrician. Overtime and weekend work will be required.


· Starting pay rate:  $35.03 per hour
· $1.00 additional shift premium for working 2nd or 3rd shift hours
· $4000 Sign-On Bonus
· OT Potential! 
· Manufacturing Incentive Plan 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.
· We are currently looking to hire on later shifts.
· Schedule assignments upon hire are determined by plant needs and will be discussed during the interview process.


Safely install, maintain, diagnose, repair, remove, and adjust electrical equipment.  Maintain complex systems embodying electronic and electro-mechanical principles including PLC's and servos.  This position does require mechanical work in addition to electrical and instrumentation work. Effectively communicate with the operators, mechanics, engineers, and supervisors.


  • Understand and troubleshoot electrical control systems
  • Be able to program and troubleshoot PLC based systems
  • Read and interrupt wiring diagrams, schematics, and other written specifications
  • Have working knowledge of the National Electrical Code
  • Maintain the areas, tool and equipment in a clean and proper manner
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Procedures, Plant Safety regulations, Quality Control Standards, and Plant Policies
  • Have a working knowledge of basic computer skills, knowledge of SAP maintenance management helpful
  • Under close supervision connect distribution equipment
  • Service, clean, and inspect equipment periodically following established PM's
  • Have working knowledge of AC/DC distribution systems up to and including 480 v / 3 phase and their corresponding sub systems


Education and experience:

  • Minimum associates degree in electronics technology or closely related field
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 2 years industrial experience
  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLC’s strongly desired