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Posted February 25th

Controls Electrician

Stuarts Draft, Virginia


The Hershey Company



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Posted February 25th

Controls Electrician

Stuarts Draft, Virginia

Location: Stuarts Draft, Virginia

Position Type: Hourly


Electrical Technicians assist 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.

The Electrical Technicians must successfully pass the written and hands-on electrical NOCTI tests.

Hired Candidates will recieve a $1,000 sign on bonus!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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 3 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

Minimum Qualifications:

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:

Light to moderate physical effort required

Must be able to frequently lift up to 25 - 50 lbs

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

Repetitive use of hands, wrists, and forearms

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 arc flash rated uniforms is a requirement

Wearing arc rated and voltage rated PPE is a requirement for designated electrical tasks

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
Stuarts Draft, Virginia