General Labor - Lancaster

Job Location: Lancaster, PA

Start Date: December 13th

  • Starting Payrate - $18.00/hr
  • After 90 days probationary period - $20.68/hr
  • Sign-on Bonus totaling $1000* ($250 paid after 60 calendar days and $750 paid at 6 months)
  • Great Overtime 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
  • Career Advancement Opportunities

  • You must be available for 2nd or 3rd shift along with weekends, overtime, and holidays

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

Step 1. 30-minute interview (at the plant)

Step 2. Post-Offer: Drug Screen and Background Check required


The General Labor Position includes but is not limited to: Conventional Business Unit: Hand Stacker, Nibs Feeder, Twist Feeder/Packer, Extrusion Feeder/Piler, Board Washer. Continuous Business Unit: PnP Feeder Packer. Employees must adhere to all Safety, JSA (Job Safety Analysis), and Production GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices), HCCCP (Hershey Company Critical Control Point) and demonstrate Hershey Values. Must be flexible to work multiple schedules on the assigned shift.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Hand stacker: inspect and hand stack cases on skids or mods of like product using stacking pattern as guide.
  • Twist and PnP feeder: remove candy from the infeed belt and places onto cello to feed into the wrapping machine. Inspects the candy, removes defects and places in rework bin.
  • Twist, Nibs and PnP packers' place correct amount of high quality candy into cases, verifies code date, cello and updates inspection sheets.
  • Extrusion: feeder places boards onto the extruder end to end leaving no gaps or overlaps.
  • Piler removes full boards of candy off the extruder and places them into racks piling from top to bottom.
  • Feeder/pilers disassembles/reassembles extruders using the proper LOTO (Lockout Tagout) procedures
  • Feeder/pilers do screen and candy checks as directed
  • Extrusion board washer attendant places dirty boards and tubs into board washer r for cleaning and ensures machine is working and cleaned properly
  • Properly cleans equipment, using proper LOTO and cleaning procedures

Physical Demands:
  • Required to stand
  • Using both hands, wrists, back, arms and elbows to remove candy from belt 37 to 100 bags per minute
  • Repetitive use of hands, wrists, legs, back and arms lifting full cases 6 lb. up to 60 lbs., at a maximum of 12 cases per minute squatting/placing cases on skid
  • Repetitive use of hands, wrist and arms, scraping boards with paddle and placing them in the board washer
  • When piling, use hands, arms, shoulders and back to adjust/move/push rack.
  • Lift from 5 to up to 40 lbs. of machine parts to clean, disassemble and assemble machine.
  • Hands and arms: Troubleshooting Case Erectors and Case Packers

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:
  • Proficiency of the English language
  • Must understand and use the 3-step lockout tagout procedure
  • Possess good time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a group environment
  • Must be able to perform basic math calculations

Other Requirements:
  • Good interpersonal team skills
  • Good written and communication skills
  • Proper use of required company issued uniforms, ear plugs, hairnets, beard nets, bump caps, safety glasses/goggles, gloves and slip resistant shoes
  • Understand and adhere to product requirements
  • Train and assist new team members
  • Perform other job duties as requested and required

Work Environment:
  • Work performed in a climate-controlled plant environment

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