Candy Production Workers

The Hershey Company Lancaster , PA 17622

Posted 2 months ago

Location: Lancaster, PA

Position type: Hourly

Candy Production Workers and Machine Operators


Production Workers are responsible for the safe handling of Twizzler's candy products. Production Workers may work in a variety of roles within the plant to include loading boards into a machine, inspecting product and/or load product into wrapping machine as well as packing product.

Machine Operators are required to operate multiple processing and/or packaging machinery in a safe and productive manner, working as team and or leading production workers on the line.

All workers are responsible for maintaining our highest sanitation and quality standards, performing daily audits and completing daily production paperwork. All positions are in a food manufacturing plant, starting rate of pay $15.50 per hour with shift differential for working 2nd and 3rd shift. After successful completion of the new hire training period will increase to full rate of position performed starting at $18.35.

Full benefit package available first day of hire along with participation in 401K with company matching the employees contribution up to the first 6 percent.

Production Workers and Operators are required to be flexible to work all shifts, weekends and overtime as scheduled.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Perform work tasks such as loading boards into continuous-run extruder machine, inspecting, and / or load candy into wrapping machine as well as packing and inspecting finished product. Operating Processing or Packaging machinery when qualified as a machine operator.

  • Observe all safety procedures

  • Take responsibility for producing high quality product in each step of production

  • Maintain clean work area

  • Observe and follow all Good Manufacturing Practices


  • Must possess a High School Diploma / GED

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must be able to read and write English

  • Must be flexible to work any shift (1st, 2nd, and 3rd). 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

  • Previous manufacturing experience is required

  • Previous food manufacturing experience is highly desirable

  • Experience with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is desirable

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

  • Experience with Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is desirable

  • Experience with Autonomous Maintenance (AM) is desirable

  • Experience with Kaizen or other Continuous Improvement methodology is desirable

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good hand-eye coordination

  • Focus on maintaining excellent quality

  • Ability to follow directions well

  • Ability to work independently within a team environment

  • Close attention to detail

Physical Demands:

  • Light to moderate physical effort required

  • Must be able to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, reach and move around machinery

  • Repetitive use of hands, wrists, and forearms

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

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Candy Production Workers

The Hershey Company