The Hershey Company Production Operator in Illinois

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.

  • Location:* Robinson, IL (US)

  • Position Type:* Hourly

  • Summary:*

Production operators may work in a variety of roles in processing and packaging within the plant. Operators are responsible for maintaining our highest quality of food safety standards, sanitation standards, perform daily audits, and complete daily production paperwork.

Production operators are required to be flexible to work any shift - 1st / 2nd / 3rd (8, 10 or 12 hour shifts), weekends and overtime.

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:*

  • Operate processing or packaging equipment as assigned

  • Perform various checks to include metal detector, date code and weight systems checks

  • Clean, inspect and lubricate equipment as part of our Autonomous Maintenance program

  • Observe safety procedures

  • Observe Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

  • Observe good housekeeping practices

  • Complete quality checks and associated daily production paperwork

  • Operating a fork lift may be required for some positions

  • 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 flexible to work any shift - 1st / 2nd / 3rd (8, 10 or 12 hour shifts)

  • Must be available to work weekends, holidays and overtime

  • Must be able to lift up to 35-50 lbs

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions, decimals, and whole numbers.

  • Basic computer skills

  • Preferred Qualifications:*

  • Manufacturing / Food manufacturing with a minimum of 2 years experience is preferred

  • Experience with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is preferred

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

  • Experience with Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is preferred

  • Experience with Autonomous Maintenance (AM) is preferred

  • Experience with Single-Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) / quick change-over process is preferred

  • Experience with Continuous Improvement methodology is preferred

  • Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:*

  • Good hand-eye coordination

  • Ability to follow directions effectively

  • Ability to work independently within a team environment

  • Close attention to detail

  • Physical Demands:*

  • Light to moderate physical effort required

  • Must be able to lift up to 35-50 lbs

  • Regularly required to work around operating equipment, stand, reach, stoop, crawl, bend, and climb ladders.

  • 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 uniforms is a requirement.

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