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Posted May 21st

Mechanic Trainee

Stuarts Draft, Virginia


The Hershey Company



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Posted May 21st

Mechanic Trainee

Stuarts Draft, Virginia

Job Location: Stuarts Draft, VA


The Industrial Mechanic Trainees primary role is to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to become an Industrial Mechanic. The Industrial Mechanic Trainee is an interim mechanic position with potential progression to Industrial Mechanic. Industrial Mechanic Trainees are responsible for repairing, adjusting, and maintaining various types of industrial equipment, as well as implementing preventative maintenance and lubrication programs for industrial equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Replace seals, bearings, worn or broken components and shafts
  • Align gears, sprockets, motors, gearbox assemblies and shafts
  • Remove and replace defective assemblies or subassemblies
  • Repair, re-time, and adjust machinery in a reasonable length of time
  • Effectively troubleshoot root cause failures/problems with pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical systems
  • Setup and modify equipment for changeover to different items, weights, sizes and configurations
  • Overhaul equipment per specified technical plans
  • 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 possess a High School Diploma/GED
  • Must be able to read, write, and comprehend English
  • Must be able to accurately use precision measuring tools (calipers, micrometers)
  • Must possess hands on mechanical shop skills
  • Must have experience/ability to diagnose & correct mechanical problems
  • Must have understanding of basic pneumatic & hydraulic functions/components
  • Must have ability to interpret technical drawings & schematics
  • Must be detail oriented and demonstrate organized work habits
  • Must be flexible to work any shift (1st, 2nd, and 3rd 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 in manufacturing systems maintenance or equivalent military experience
  • Must achieve a score within 10 points of passing on the written mechanical NOCTI test.
  • Must have a basic understanding of PC's and basic computer skills

The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veterans

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