Industrial Maintenance Mechanic - Y&S Plant (Lancaster, PA) at HersheyCareers in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Job Description:

Location: Lancaster, PA
Position Type: Hourly

The Hershey Company Lancaster Plant is a non-union plant producing Licorice Products such as Twizzlers, Nibs, and Pull & Peel, in a high-speed complex environment. We are currently looking to hire Industrial Maintenance Mechanics.


Starting pay rate: $33.85/hour
$1.00/hour additional shift premium for working 2nd or 3rd shift
$4000 Sign On Bonus!
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 and will be discussed during the interview process. *Note: current needs are primarily on 3rd shift.
· 2nd Shift work schedule: 2:30pm-10:30pm
· 3rd Shift work schedule: 10:30pm-6:30am
· Once your training period begins, you will be assigned to 1st shift for approximately 4 weeks, then moved to 2nd or 3rd shift. You will be eligible to bid on other schedules, shifts, and jobs when they are posted.
· Regular schedule is 8-hour shifts. Mandatory overtime could be weekly (scheduled up to 12 hours/day, Monday through Sunday), daily (additional 4 hours on your 8-hour shift) and/or weekends (8 to 12-hour shifts).

Interview / Hiring / Selection Process:

Potentially qualified applicants will complete written NOCTI mechanical skills assessment either remotely or at the plant
Candidates that pass the written NOCTI skills assessment will be scheduled for a hands-on mechanical skills assessment at the plant
Post-offer Drug Screen & Background Check required


The Hershey Company Reese Plant has an immediate opening for a Maintenance Mechanic to work in our manufacturing facility. The Maintenance Mechanic will performs all installation, maintenance, servicing, repairing and rebuilding of packaging equipment and other related equipment and is able to troubleshoot and repair packaging equipment using basic and advanced maintenance practices with assistance, help peers with repairs.

Safely use basic hand and power tools such as a drill press, power saw, grinder, etc.
Have a basic understanding of belts, belt drives, chain drives, gear boxes and conveyors
Read and interpret written description or engineering drawing relative to the function performed
Safely use machining equipment such as a mill and lathe

Required background skills and minimum qualifications shall include:

A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the industrial, military, or owner/operator trades environment. Food manufacturing experience is preferred.
The successful candidate must be able to effectively function in a fast-paced team environment
High school diploma or G.E.D.
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must be able to read, write, and speak English
Must be flexible to work any shift and work weekends, holidays and overtime
Must be authorized to work in the United States
Must have a basic understanding of PC's and basic computer skills, machine shop & welding skills
Must achieve a passing score on both a written and practical mechanical assessment
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
Must understand all lockout procedures
Safely troubleshoot and repair all packaging and robotic equipment
Safely set up and change a Nibs cutter
Demonstrate the initiative to investigate and offer improvements to our plant operations
Communicate appropriately with operators, mechanics electricians, engineers and supervisors
Make up a bill of materials as required
Service, clean and inspect equipment periodically following established PM's (preventative maintenance)
Safely operator mobile equipment such as fork trucks, hand trucks, lifts, boom lifts, etc.
Issue work orders to follow up on needed repairs
Properly lubricate packaging equipment and packaging lines as per the manufacturer recommended lubrication schedules
Utilize problem solving techniques in interacting with other employees in resolving issues
Evaluate and make recommendations to change PM (Preventative Maintenance) schedule or contents
Safely perform changeovers as they apply to Hayssens DoBoys, Fallas Case Packers/ERectors, Campbell Wrappers, box machines, case erectors, etc. Safely change blades in a DoBoy machine and set up to run
Must be able to work independently and as a member of a team
Must have understanding of SAP, entering notifications, logging time and following up with repairs
Levels of grade will be determined on job performance and proven day-to-day job abilities. Increases are determined as a results of collaboration of maintenance leadership team.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is preferred
Experience with Safe Quality Food (SQF) practices is preferred
Experience with Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is preferred
Experience with Continuous Improvement methodology is preferred
Experience with SAP Maintenance module is preferred

Physical Demands:

Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Regularly required to work around operating equipment, confined spaces, stand, reach, stoop, crawl, walk, climb ladders and bend

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 camps, hair and beard nets, and gloves
Wearing company issued uniforms is a requirement


The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veterans

If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact the HR Service Center (

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