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

Company: The Hershey Company
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

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

Posted Date:

Jan 12, 2023

Requisition Number:


Job Location: Lancaster, PA

Position Type: Hourly

Sign-On Bonus: $4000

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. We have an immediate need to hire a Controls Electrician.


Starting pay rate: $35.88 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 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.


Keywords: The Hershey Company, Lancaster , Controls Electrician - Y&S Plant (Lancaster, PA), Professions , Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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