Mechatronics Technician II - Annville Fulfillment Center

Job Location: Annville, PA
Position Type: Hourly

Pay Rates:

1st Shift: $33.50/hour
2nd Shift: $34.00/hour with $2500 sign-on bonus
3rd Shift: $34.00/hour with $1000 sign-on bonus


This role is an opportunity to join our maintenance team creating the future as we build and start-up Hershey's newest, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Annville, PA. The facility will play a critical role in the company's strategic growth objectives leveraging advanced technology and expanding capabilities for customer growth. You'll work under the guidance of Hershey leadership and team-up with our 3PL partners to maintain and set the standards for equipment reliability throughout the facility. Come prepared to work hard and have fun starting up and maintaining this state-of-the-art facility. If you're passionate about creating the future, we would like to talk to you!

The Mechatronics Maintenance Technician II provides technical support for automated equipment in Hershey's Annville Fulfillment Center to ensure systems are running at peak efficiency with maximum uptime. The Technician works with Engineers, IT, and OT to install, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair mechanical/electrical systems.


Troubleshoot and Maintain Equipment

  • Install, troubleshoot, repair, calibrate, and monitor electrical and mechanical automated systems with limited supervision
  • Complete accurate, timely, and thorough job documentation according to Hershey protocols
  • Read and interpret electrical schematics and mechanical diagrams, including complex automated system drawings
  • Maintain continuous system operation by adjusting, repairing, replacing, or modifying automation/robotic system components
  • Maintain software, documentation, and equipment to the latest revision or operational specifications
  • Monitors automated system machine performance checking for trends and potential issues. Respond to machine alarms as they occur. Troubleshoot and identify the root cause and correct as needed
  • Collaborate with external suppliers in support of repairs and upgrades
  • Cross-train peers to follow optimal process procedures
  • Update system manuals and maintenance & operating procedures
  • Working safely should be a priority and teaching those good habits to your peers is a requirement
  • Serve as the Hershey Maintenance representative on the production floor, communicating with Hershey and third-party leadership to maximize machine uptime and reduce process related issues

Continuous Improvement

  • Propose and implement appropriate, timely, cost-effective corrective actions and continuous process improvements. Validate the effectiveness of changes through KPI monitoring
  • Work with Reliability Leads, Controls Specialists and Engineers to fine tune the facility for maximum efficiency

Maintenance Systems and Procedures

  • Utilize the SAP system to create maintenance work requests, verify equipment parts, assign time and materials to work orders and complete any outstanding tasks assigned in the system.
  • Accountable for supporting continuous improvement efforts, including defect handling and breakdown elimination (root cause analysis), while supporting equipment centerline and autonomous maintenance activities.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates basic levels of expertise in several types of manufacturing equipment and related operations (Packaging, Systems Controls, Mechanical/Electrical)
  • Previous experience maintaining and repairing robotics and production equipment
  • Must be able to read, accurately comprehend/interpret and follow instructions, and have a basic understanding of blueprints schematics, and test plans furnished in written, digital/electronic, or diagram form
  • Solid math and reasoning skills to prepare, compile and validate data/reports
  • Basic ability to interpret data, evaluate metrics, and apply appropriate problem-analysis or problem-solving techniques to accurately assess a technical production issue.
  • Proficiency with personal computers, Microsoft Office, and related software and systems
  • Willing to learn new systems, techniques, and technologies
  • Ability to troubleshoot electrically down to PLC and board-level logic to diagnose issues is preferred
  • Familiarity with sanitary maintenance practices and design
  • Applicants with mechanical backgrounds must complete and successfully pass the mechanical written skills assessment and complete and achieve a 50% or higher score on the electrical written skills assessment
  • Applicants with electrical backgrounds must complete and successfully pass the electrical written skills assessment and complete and achieve a 50% or higher score on the mechanical written skills assessment

Other Requirements:

  • Analytical mindset
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC products including Studio 5000 software experience preferred
  • Intermediate to strong troubleshooting capabilities electrically or mechanically
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude
  • Good hand eye coordination
  • Focused on maintaining food safety and excellent product quality
  • Strong ability to follow directions
  • Strong ability to work independently, in a group environment
  • Good interpersonal team skills
  • Good written and communication skills
  • Ability to understand and adhere to product specifications
  • Ability and willingness to train and assist new team members
  • Perform other duties as directed as assigned
  • Must be able to stand, walk, crawl, squat/crouch, twist, bend grasp, and lift up to 25 pounds
  • Must regularly possess manual/finger/hand dexterity to handle, manipulate, control, feel and adjust objects to put parts or pieces together quickly and accurately; sufficient hand strength is required to be able to effectively operate hand tools
  • Must be able to occasionally lift/maneuver/move objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds with a team
  • Perform other duties as directed and assigned

Work Environment:

  • Work performed in a climate-controlled food manufacturing facility
  • A Safety-first culture where using the proper Lockout-Tagout (LOTO) methods/procedures is required
  • The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) are required to include but not limited to safety shoes, ear plugs, safety glasses/goggles, bump camps, hair and beard nets, and gloves

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Associates Degree or Technical Certificate in Industrial Systems Technology, Industrial Mechatronics preferred. Minimum of 3-5 years of mechanical or electrical experience required in lieu of a degree
  • 3+ years of experience in a high-speed, complex manufacturing or military environment is preferred
  • 3+ years of prior maintenance experience is required
  • Food manufacturing experience is a plus
  • Prior SAP experience is a plus
  • Requires successful completion of pre-employment skills assessments


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