The Hershey Company Production Operator in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Job Location: Hazleton, PA

  • Summary:*

The Hershey Company's Hazleton Plant is located in the Humboldt Industrial Park and currently hiring Production Operators. Various positions are available across our three (3) production pay grades.

  • Training Rate*

  • Qualified Rate*

  • Grade 1*

$ 16.76

$ 17.27

  • Grade 2*

$ 19.49

$ 20.37

  • Grade 3*

$ 20.80

$ 22.05

For consideration, please review this posting and apply online. If you have a resume, please be sure to attach it online when you apply.

Production Operators are responsible for maintaining our highest quality of food safety standards, sanitation standards, and completing daily production paperwork.

_ Employees are required to be flexible to work any shift, weekends, overtime and holidays_.

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:*

  • Operate processing and packaging equipment, perform routine and limited breakdown maintenance of production equipment

  • Monitor overall product quality, complete required checks as well as associated daily production paperwork

  • Clean and inspect equipment

  • Follow safety procedures

  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

  • Follow 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 speak English

  • Must be flexible to work any shift - 1st / 2nd / 3rd as well as 12-hour shifts

  • Must be available to work overtime, weekends and holidays

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

  • Basic computer skills

  • Preferred Qualifications:*

  • Two years’ experience in a manufacturing / food manufacturing environment is preferred

  • Experience with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) / Standard Operating Procedures related to appropriate uniforms, gloves, shoes, hair nets, etc. is preferred

  • Experience with Safe Quality Food (SQF) practices is preferred

  • Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:*

  • Excellent hand-eye coordination

  • Ability to follow directions effectively

  • Ability to work independently within a team environment

  • Close attention to detail

  • Strong work ethic

  • Physical Demands:*

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs

  • Regularly required to work around operating equipment, stand, reach, pull, stoop and bend

  • Repetitive use of hands, wrists, and forearms for certain job tasks

  • 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 caps, hair and beard nets, and gloves

  • Wearing company issued uniforms is a requirement

  • Pre-employment testing and post offer drug screen/background check required.*

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