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Warehouse Operator - Robinson

Posted Date:  Jul 9, 2024
Requisition Number:  122230

Job Location: Robinson, IL (US)

Position Type: Hourly


Anticipated Start Date for New Hiring Classes: July 15th or July 29th or August 12th or August 26th, 2024



  • Starting Payrate: $25.12/hr
  • Great Overtime Potential!
  • Bi-Weekly Paychecks!


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
  • Career Advancement Opportunities


Shifts:  We ask that you are flexible to work any shift, weekends, overtime and holidays

Schedule assignment upon hire is determined by plant needs. You will be assigned to the Continuous Operations Schedule (COS).  

  • Dupont Schedule:
    • Rotation of 2-2-3 days on/off, with every other weekend off, 12 hour shifts.


Candidate Process: 

  • Qualified applicants will receive an email to schedule for an interview (ensure you have access to a valid email).
  • Post-Offer Drug Screen and Background Check required*
  • Valid ID required


Job Description:

Come Make More Moments of Goodness with us as a Warehouse Operator!


The Hershey Company Robinson plant is a non-union plant producing products such as PayDay, Heath, Skor, Milk Duds, Whoppers, and Reese’s Pieces, In this role, you will work to maintain our highest quality of food safety standards, sanitation standards, and be responsible for completing daily production paperwork.


For consideration for this position, please review this posting, apply online, provide an up-to-date resume, or complete the employment history of the application. By applying, you are confirming that you have read, comprehend, and meet all minimum qualifications for this position.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate forklift equipment as assigned
  • Monitor overall product quality, complete required checks as well as associated daily production paperwork
  • Clean and inspect equipment
  • Follow safety procedures
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Follow good housekeeping practices


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must possess a High School diploma/GED
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English
  • Must be flexible to work any shift - 1st / 2nd / 3rd as well as 12-hour shifts
  • Must be available to work overtime, weekends and holidays
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Warehouse experience
  • Forklift certified/push-pull
  • No previous incidents of having forklift license/certification revoked, removed, suspended, etc.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years’ experience operating a forklift is preferred
  • Forklift certification/push-pull
  • Experience in a manufacturing / food manufacturing environment is preferred
  • Experience with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) / Standard Operating Procedures related to appropriate uniforms, gloves, shoes, hair nets, etc. is preferred


Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Loading and receiving goods from trucks and moving them to and from storage areas
  • Operate Case Sealer/Robot
  • Refill/Supply production lines with needed goods to maintain operations
  • Performing daily equipment checks such as recharging the battery and performing pre-trip inspection
  • Examine products to verify conformance to quality standards
  • Ability to follow directions effectively
  • Ability to work independently within a team environment
  • Close attention to detail
  • Excellent attendance
  • Strong work ethic


Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Regularly required to work around operating equipment, stand, reach, pull, stoop and bend
  • Repetitive use of hands, wrists, and forearms for certain job tasks


Working Conditions:

  • Work will be performed within a manufacturing facility
  • The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required to include but not limited to safety toe shoes, ear plugs, safety glasses/goggles, bump caps, hair and beard nets, and gloves
  • Wearing company issued uniforms is a requirement

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