Controls and Instrumentation Specialist - Hazleton Plant at HersheyCareers

Posted in Other 16 days ago.

Location: Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Location: Hazleton, PA
Position Type: Hourly
Pay: Qualified Rate - $33.52/hour


The Hazleton Plant of The Hershey Company, a manufacturer of chocolate and confectionary products, has an immediate opening for a Controls Technician.

The qualified applicant must have a minimum of two years education in electrical technology or a minimum of four years of recent experience in the maintenance of control equipment and instrumentation used in manufacturing control systems. Qualified Controls Specialists are eligible for a $6,000 sign-on bonus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Read and comprehend electrical and instrumentation drawings.

  • Competence with Allen-Bradley programmable logic controllers (SLC, PLC, and ControlLogix families), Siemens STEP 7, as well as Human/Machine Interfaces (HMIs) such as AB PanelView, FactoryTalk View, Intellution FIX, and Wonderware.

  • Troubleshoot PLC programs and be able to make programming changes when required.

  • Understanding of industrial power circuits, installation practices, and general OSHA Safety practices.

  • Ability to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and calibrate instrumentation such as temperature sensors, pressure sensors, pressure switches, temperature switches, weighing systems, in-line analyzers, valve actuators and positioners.

  • Ability to install, maintain, and troubleshoot motor control systems including VFDs, servos, and robotic systems.

  • Understanding of networking protocols and hardware (switches, routers, firewalls).

  • Abide by GMPs as related to working in a food production facility.

  • Experience with standard Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook is required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must possess a High School Diploma/ GED

  • Must be flexible to work any shift-eligible to be placed on a 12-hour rotational schedule

  • Must be available to work weekends, holidays, and overtime which at times may be short notice

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP experience preferred

  • Good attendance is very important

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly required to stand, reach, squat, climb steps, and move around machinery

Any offer of employment is contigent upon sucessful completion of a pre-employment drug testing and background check consistent with The Hershey Company's Employment Policies. Background checks include, but are not limited to the following: education verification, employment verification, criminal check, social security number verification.


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