Production Operator- West Hershey

Job Location: Hershey, PA

Start Dates: October 18th or November 1st


OCTOBER 5TH, 9am-5pm

The Hershey Antique Auto Museum

161 Museum Dr, Hershey, PA 17033


· Starting Payrate: $17.78/hr ($18.78/hr after 120 days)

· Sign-on Bonus totaling $1000* ($250 paid after 60 calendar days and $750 paid at 6 months)

· Shift Differentials & Overtime Potential!

· Eligibility to bid for higher graded positions after Day 1

*Repayment required if you terminate within 1 year.

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 starting Day 1!


· We require that you are flexible to work any shift, weekends, overtime, and holidays.

· Schedule assignment upon hire is determined by plant needs. Once your training period begins, you will be assigned to a shift and/or schedule based on current plant need. You will be eligible to bid on other schedules, shifts and jobs.

· Traditional Work Schedule (TWS):

Regular schedule is 8-hour shifts, Monday through Friday. Mandatory overtime could be weekly (scheduled for up to 12 hours/day, Monday through Sunday), daily (additional 4 hours on your 8-hour shift) and weekends (8 to 12-hour shifts).

· Continuous Operations Schedule (COS):

12-hour rotating schedule requiring 7 workdays in a 14-day period.

Candidate Process: Please note-communications will be through email and text. Ensure you have access to a valid email

· Qualified applicants will receive an email to schedule an information session/onsite interview

· Post-Offer Drug Screen and Background Check required*

Job Description:

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

The Hershey Company-West Hershey plant-is a Union plant producing products such as our famous Hershey Kisses, Nuggets, Milk Bars, Almond Bars, Rolo, Syrup & Cookies and Crème in a high-speed complex environment. As a Production Operator, you will work in a variety of roles in processing and packaging within the plant. Operators are responsible for maintaining our highest quality of food safety standards, sanitation standards, and production and packaging requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Operating processing and/or packaging equipment.

· Operating a fork truck

· Following and interpreting information from processes including, performing various quality checks (i.e., metal detectors, date codes, and weight systems) and following Autonomous Maintenance Programs (cleaning, inspecting, and lubricating equipment)

· Observing all safety procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and good housekeeping practices

Minimum Qualifications:

· At least 18 years of age

· Authorized to work in the United States

· Proof of completion of a High School diploma/GED program

· Ability to read, write, and comprehend English

· Ability to understand and perform basic mathematics

· Basic computer knowledge with ability to find and enter information

· Must be flexible to work any shift during a 24-hour period (1st / 2nd / 3rd) and any variation of shift length (e.g., 8 hours or 12 hours) 1st / 2nd / 3rd (8- or 12-hour shifts). Must be available to work weekends, holidays and overtime

Preferred Qualifications:

· Experience in a manufacturing/food manufacturing environment including the following: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Safe Quality Foods (SQF), Autonomous/Preventative Maintenance, Continuous Improvement, and Warehouse Management Systems such as SAP/LPR.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a qualified individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position as required by state and federal law:

· Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

· Work from heights and in confined spaces

· Repetitive use of hands, wrists, and forearms

· Work in variable temperatures (60-100 degrees Fahrenheit)

· Walking and standing for the majority of the shift

· Reaching, bending, stooping, and crawling

· Ability to work around large magnets

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