Production Operator - Reese

Hershey, Pennsylvania

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15 days ago

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Job Info

Job Location: Hershey, PA

Position Type: Hourly


The Reese Plant is a highly automated food manufacturing facility. Production is fast-paced and operators are expected to work in a variety of roles in processing and packaging areas within the plant. Operators are responsible for maintaining the highest quality of food safety standards, sanitation standards, perform daily audits, and complete daily production paperwork. Following successful completion of the 120-calendar probationary period, employees will be placed on 2nd or 3rd shifts for up to 36 months.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate processing and/or packaging equipment
  • Operate a fork truck
  • Follow and interpret information from processes including performing various quality checks (i.e. metal detectors, date codes, and weight systems) and follow Autonomous Maintenance Programs (cleaning, inspecting, and lubricating equipment)
  • Observe all safety procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and good housekeeping practices

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must possess a high school diploma/GED
  • Must be able to read, write, and comprehend English
  • Must be flexible to work any shift during a 24-hour period (1st, 2nd, 3rd) and any variation of shift length (8 hours or 12 hours)
  • Must be available to work weekends, holidays and overtime
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must have the ability to understand and perform basic mathematics
  • Must possess basic computer knowledge with ability to find and enter information
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and support staff

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a manufacturing/food manufacturing environment
  • Experience with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Experience with Safe Quality Foods (SQF) practices and Food Safety requirement and documentation practices
  • Experience with Autonomous Maintenance (AM) / Preventative Maintenance (PM)
  • Experience with Continuous Improvement methodology
  • Experience with Warehouse Management System (WMS) such as SAP / LPR

Physical Demands:

  • Lift up to 50 lbs, with or without accommodation
  • Work around operating equipment, stand, reach, stoop, crawl, bend and climb ladders
  • 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

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 drug screening.

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.

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