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Mechatronics Technician I - Annville Fulfillment Center

Company: The Hershey Company
Location: Annville
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Mechatronics Technician I - Annville Fulfillment Center

Posted Date:

Jul 8, 2024

Requisition Number:


Job Location: Annville, PA

Position Type: Hourly

Sign-On Bonus: $4000

Now hiring at Hershey's first digitally integrated facility: the Annville Fulfillment Center! The AFC is a non-union facility, specializing in the assortment bagging of Hershey's candy in a complex, high-speed environment. The brand new site began operations in 2021 and we are ready to grow our team of Mechatronic Technicians to continue the successful startup.


$36.45 per hour.

$1.00 per hour shift premium for 2nd and/or 3rd shift.

$4000 sign-on bonus

OT Potential!

Manufacturing Incentive Plan (MIP) Eligible

Total Rewards

* 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


* Current hiring need for Mechatronics Tech I will be on either 2nd shift (Monday-Friday 2:30 pm - 10:30 pm) or 3rd shift (Sunday-Thursday 10:30 pm - 6:30 am)

* Schedule assignments upon hire are determined by plant needs.

* 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 weekends (8 to 12-hour shifts).

* Flexibility to work alternate shifts, weekends, overtime, and holidays is required.


This role is an opportunity to join our maintenance team creating the future as we build and start-up Hershey's newest, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Annville, PA. The facility will play a critical role in the company's strategic growth objectives leveraging advanced technology and expanding capabilities for customer growth. You'll work under the guidance of Hershey leadership and team-up with our 3PL partners to maintain and set the standards for equipment reliability throughout the facility. Come prepared to work hard and have fun starting up and maintaining this state-of-the-art facility. If you're passionate about creating the future, we would like to talk to you! The Mechatronics Maintenance Technician I provides technical support for automated equipment in Hershey's Annville Fulfillment Center to ensure systems are running at peak efficiency with maximum uptime. The Technician works with Engineers, IT, and OT to install, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair mechanical/electrical systems.


Troubleshoot and Maintain Equipment

Install, troubleshoot, repair, calibrate, and monitor electrical and mechanical automated systems with limited supervision

Complete accurate, timely, and thorough job documentation according to Hershey protocols

Read and interpret electrical schematics and mechanical diagrams, including complex automated system drawings

Maintain continuous system operation by adjusting, repairing, replacing, or modifying automation/robotic system components

Maintain software, documentation, and equipment to the latest revision or operational specifications

Monitors automated system machine performance checking for trends and potential issues. Respond to machine alarms as they occur. Troubleshoot and identify the root cause and correct as needed

Collaborate with external suppliers in support of repairs and upgrades

Cross-train peers to follow optimal process procedures

Update system manuals and maintenance & operating procedures

Working safely should be a priority and teaching those good habits to your peers is a requirement

Serve as the Hershey Maintenance representative on the production floor, communicating with Hershey and third-party leadership to maximize machine uptime and reduce process related issues

Continuous Improvement

Propose and implement appropriate, timely, cost-effective corrective actions and continuous process improvements. Validate the effectiveness of changes through KPI monitoring

Work with Reliability Leads, Controls Specialists and Engineers to fine tune the facility for maximum efficiency

Maintenance Systems and Procedures

Utilize the SAP system to create maintenance work requests, verify equipment parts, assign time and materials to work orders and complete any outstanding tasks assigned in the system.

Accountable for supporting continuous improvement efforts, including defect handling and breakdown elimination (root cause analysis), while supporting equipment centerline and autonomous maintenance activities.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:

Demonstrates basic levels of expertise in several types of manufacturing equipment and related operations (Packaging, Systems Controls, Mechanical/Electrical)

Previous experience maintaining and repairing robotics and production equipment is preferred

Must be able to read, accurately comprehend/interpret and follow instructions, and have a basic understanding of blueprints schematics, and test plans furnished in written, digital/electronic, or diagram form

Solid math and reasoning skills to prepare, compile and validate data/reports

Basic ability to interpret data, evaluate metrics, and apply appropriate problem-analysis or problem-solving techniques to accurately assess a technical production issue.

Proficiency with personal computers, Microsoft Office, and related software and systems

Willing to learn new systems, techniques, and technologies

Ability to troubleshoot electrically down to PLC and board-level logic to diagnose issues is preferred

Familiarity with sanitary maintenance practices and design

Applicants with mechanical backgrounds must complete and successfully pass the mechanical written skills assessment

Applicants with electrical backgrounds must complete and successfully pass the electrical written skills assessment

Other Requirements:

Analytical mindset

Basic knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC products including Studio 5000 software experience preferred

Basic troubleshooting capabilities electrically or mechanically

Good hand eye coordination

Focused on maintaining food safety and excellent product quality

Strong ability to follow directions

Strong ability to work independently, in a group environment

Good interpersonal team skills

Good written and communication skills

Ability to understand and adhere to product specifications

Ability and willingness to train and assist new team members

Perform other duties as directed and assigned

Must be able to stand, walk, crawl, squat/crouch, twist, bend grasp, and lift up to 25 pounds

Must regularly possess manual/finger/hand dexterity to handle, manipulate, control, feel and adjust objects to put parts or pieces together quickly and accurately; sufficient hand strength is required to be able to effectively operate hand tools

Must be able to occasionally lift/maneuver/move objects weighing up to 50 pounds

Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds with a team

Perform other duties as directed and assigned

Work Environment:

Work performed in a climate-controlled food manufacturing facility

A Safety-first culture where using the proper Lockout-Tagout (LOTO) methods/procedures is required

The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) are required to include but not limited to safety shoes, ear plugs, safety glasses/goggles, bump camps, hair and beard nets, and gloves

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Associates Degree or Technical Certificate in Industrial Systems Technology, Industrial Mechatronics preferred. Minimum of 1-3 years of mechanical or electrical experience required in lieu of a degree

Experience in a high-speed, complex manufacturing or military environment is preferred

Prior maintenance experience is preferred

Food manufacturing experience is a plus

Prior SAP experience is a plus

Requires successful completion of pre-employment skills assessment


Keywords: The Hershey Company, Harrisburg , Mechatronics Technician I - Annville Fulfillment Center, Professions , Annville, Pennsylvania

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