Controls Electrician - Y&S Plant (Lancaster, PA)
The Hershey Company

Panama, Nebraska

Posted in IT

Job Info

Job Location: Lancaster, PA
Position Type: Hourly
Sign-On Bonus: $4000


Starting pay rate: $33.85 per hour
$1.00/hour additional shift premium for working on 2nd or 3rd shift
Overtime Potential!
$4000 Sign-On Bonus
Manufacturing Incentive Plant (MIP) Eligible


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. *Note: current needs are primarily on 3rd shift.
2nd Shift work schedule: 2:30pm - 10:30pm
3rd Shift work schedule: 10:30pm - 6:30am
Schedule assignments upon hire are determined by plant needs. Once your training period begins, you will be assigned to 1st shift for approximately 4 weeks, then moved to 2nd or 3rd shift. You will be eligible to bid on other schedules, shifts and jobs when they are posted.
Regular schedule is 8-hour shifts. 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/or weekends (8 to 12-hour shifts).

Interview / Hiring / Selection Process:

Potentially qualified applicants will complete written NOCTI electrical skills assessment either remotely or at the plant
Candidates that pass the written NOCTI skills assessment will be scheduled for hands-on electrical skills assessment at the plant
Post-offer Drug Screen & Background Check required


The Hershey Company Lancaster plant is a Non-Union plant producing Licorice Products such as Twizzlers, Nibs, and Pull & Peel, in a high-speed complex environment.

The Controls Electrician assists area Maintenance and Production personnel in maintaining an efficient operation by utilizing all necessary abilities to troubleshoot, repair and adjust equipment with a minimal amount of down time.

Interpret machine manuals, schematics, and engineering drawings relative to equipment assigned
Understand & demonstrate use of the principles of electricity, electronics, and control systems
Demonstrate an understanding of the National Electrical Code and NFPA 70-E
Perform PLC and control system troubleshooting and repair
Diagnose and repair or replace malfunctioning apparatus and components, such as transformers, circuit breakers, fuses, motors, fixtures, PLC's, motion controllers and drives
Troubleshoot Controlnet, Devicenet, DH+, Remote IO and Ethernet networks
Basic knowledge of plant, fire and water sprinkler systems and their controls
Maintain area, tools, and equipment in a clean, safe, and proper manner
Operate material handling equipment as required
Complete all mandatory training

Required background skills and minimum qualifications shall include:

Must be at least 18 years of age
Must be flexible to work any shift
Must be available to work weekends, holidays and overtime as scheduled
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Must be authorized to work in the United States
Must possess either a journeyman's card from a state approved apprenticeship program or a minimum of three years of hands-on electrical work in manufacturing systems maintenance or equivalent military experience
Must have basic understanding of PC's and basic computer skills
Must possess experience in industrial electrical systems
Must possess experience in PLC's
Must possess experience in process controls and instrumentation
Must possess experience with motors and controls (AC and DC)
Must possess experience with analog and digital devices
Must possess experience with schematics and electrical print reading
Demonstrated ability to use Current Probe, Multi-meter, Oscilloscope
Ability to read and understand electrical diagrams
Ability to systematically troubleshoot detailed electrical and electronic systems
Ability and understanding to work with voltage up to 480 volts
Ability and knowledge to troubleshoot programmable controllers
Understanding of analog circuits, i.e., 4-20 ma or 0-10 volts
Experience troubleshooting electrical and electronic systems

Preferred Qualifications:

Food manufacturing experience is highly desirable
Experience with Safe Quality Food (SQF) practices is desirable
Experience with Continuous Improvement methodology is beneficial
Experience with Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is preferred
Experience with Autonomous Maintenance (AM) is preferred

Physical Demands:

Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Regularly required to work around operating equipment, confined spaces, stand, reach, stoop, crawl, walk, climb ladders and bend

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 camps, hair and beard nets, and gloves
Wearing Company-issued arc flash rated uniforms is a requirement
Wearing arc rated and voltage rated PPE is a requirement for designated electrical tasks

Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background check results consistent with The Hershey Company's employment policies. Background checks may include but are not limited to the following: education verification, employment verification, criminal check, social security number verification, and/or drug test.


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 (

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