Electrical Technician - West Hershey Plant

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Job Location: Hershey, PA
Position: Hourly


Starting Pay is $33.73/hour
$4000 Sign-On Bonus!
OT Potential!

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.

Candidate Process:

· Qualified applicants will need to successfully complete an electrical written and hands-on electrical skills assessment. Those receiving a passing score on both the written and hands-on electrcial skills assessments will advance to an onsite interview with the hiring team.


This position requires Industrial Electrical/PLC experience in the food Industry with the knowledge of motors, industrial wiring, electro-mechanical drives, PLC application software/hardware and servo motion control applications.

This position also requires excellent trouble shooting and communication skills as well as the ability to effectively participate in a team-oriented work environment.

Major Duties/Responsibilities

  • Assemble, install, test and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, apparatus and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning system, apparatus, and components using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Test electrical system and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, using testing devices such ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
  • Accept full responsibility for all safety procedures as stated in the JSA (Job Safety Analysis)
  • Demonstrate self-motivational drive in learning new technologies as they apply
  • Communicate appropriately with the operators, mechanics, other electricians, engineers, supervisors and Plant leadership
  • Perform business management duties such as maintaining records and files, Understand and help maintain work orders, preventative maintenance system and n SAP
  • Work from ladders and lifts to install, maintain or repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures.
  • Read and interpret electrical schematics
  • Demonstrate the initiative to investigate and offer improvements to our plant operation
  • Service, clean, and inspect equipment periodically following established PMs (Preventative Maintenance)
  • Safely operate mobile equipment such as fork trucks, hand trucks, lifts, boom lifts etc.
  • Utilize problem solving techniques in interacting with other employees in resolving issues
  • Adhere to LOTO (Lock Out Tag Out) procedure
  • Have a basic understanding of belts, belt drives, chain drives, gear boxes, and conveyors
  • Create notifications and follow up on repairs.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations to change PM (Preventative Maintenance) schedule or contents
  • Make up a bill of materials as required
  • Read and interpret written description or engineering blue prints
  • PM and trouble shoot Motoman and ABB Robots.
  • Learn and work with programs like Panelview, Factory Talk, RS Logix, Siemens.
  • Direct and train others to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment. Be able to provide expert knowledge and guidance to other employees in your field.

Other requirements:

  • Follow all safety requirements including but not limited to Adhere to SDS (Safety Data Sheet), LOTO, Confined Space, Fall protection, Electrical Flash NFPA 70-E etc.
  • Follow all Food Manufacturing rules and regulations including but not limited to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) and Safe Quality Foods (SQF).
  • Demonstrate Hershey values
  • Use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Maintain Good Housekeeping skills


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 (askhr@hersheys.com).