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The Hershey Company Maintenance Mechanic in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Location: Hazleton, PA

  • Position Type:* Hourly

  • Pay:* Qualified Rate-$29.35

Job progression opportunities based on skill, experience, and training

  • Summary:*

The Maintenance Mechanic's primary role is to maintain and support the reliability of manufacturing equipment and processes, through the execution of preventative and predictive maintenance techniques. Additional responsibilities include effective troubleshooting and problem solving, efficient repair, and documentation and communication of technical processes, for various mechanical and electrical equipment. Training program is up to 18 months, previous experience will be considered for qualification. Courses may be required, dependent upon level of experience or qualifications. Qualified maintenance mechanics are eligible for a $4,000 sign-on bonus.

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:*

Upon completion of training:

•Ensures reliable operation of machinery and mechanical equipment, through preventive maintenance tasks on production and process equipment, including conveying systems, high speed packaging equipment, automated/robotic material handling, utility and process equipment; utilizing technical drawings, equipment manuals, and engineering specifications

•Determine and diagnose changes in component condition through inspection and measurement

•Minimize downtime by collaborating with operations to optimize equipment reliability, through preventive and corrective maintenance techniques

•Communicates and documents critical details through computerized maintenance management system

  • Minimum Qualifications:*

•Must be at least 18 years of age

•Must be flexible to work all shifts-eligible to be placed on a 12-hour rotational schedule

•Must be available to work weekends, holidays and overtime

•Must be authorized to work in the United States

•Must possess a minimum of 3 years of hands on maintenance experience; mechanical, electrical (480V, 3 phase and control voltage), millwright, welding, plumbing, conveying and packaging equipment

•Must have basic computer skills

  • Preferred Qualifications:*

•Experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred

•Experience with Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) or similar processes is preferred

•Experience with Continuous Improvement methodology is preferred

•Experience with hydraulic and pneumatic systems operational theory, troubleshooting and repair; including ability to read blueprints and schematics and systematically diagnose and repair problems

•Experience with mechanical drive systems including chains, belts, shaft, and gear drives and system operation and performance

•Experience with HVAC, boilers, and waste water treatment a plus

  • Physical Demands:*

•Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs

•Regularly required to work around operating equipment, stand, reach, stoop, crawl, and bend

•Repetitive use of hands, wrists, and forearms

  • 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 caps, 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