Location: Hershey, PA
Durarion: Spring 2020
This job opportunity is at the West Hershey Plant in Hershey, PA. We are one of the world's largest chocolate manufacturing facilities and several of Hershey's famous brands are manufactured in our plant.
In this co-op position, the student will be working in an industrial environment and be expected to assume a very "hands-on" role. The co-op will be given challenging, productive assignments similar to those of an entry-level, full-time engineer, allowing him/her to experience a sense of accomplishment and contribution. Specific duties will mainly involve working with packaging equipment and will require the student to work directly with Production, Maintenance, Trades, outside contractors and vendors, Engineering, Quality Assurance and other support team members depending on the assignment.
Although Mechanical Engineering will be the focus, the student will also interact frequently with Chemical, Industrial, Electrical, and Controls engineers. This allows the co-op to understand what role each engineering discipline plays in a manufacturing plant. Many of the concepts that the co-op learns in this position can be applied to other industries.
The student will work under the direct supervision and guidance of an experienced engineer and perform the same tasks. Responsibilities will increase as appropriate as the co-op term progresses. Typical assignments are:
Investigate and troubleshoot problems
Design and optimize processes and equipment
Develop scopes, functional specifications, and cost estimates
Function as project manager by writing and implementing projects
Purchase components and equipment
Coordinate installation work and equipment startups
Verbal and written communication and interactive skills are critical in this assignment
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, etc.
Must have completed sophomore year and have a minimum 2.8 GPA
Preferred major is Mechanical Engineering
Must have reliable transportation
A minimum of two co-op terms are required. The terms can be rotational assignments or two terms can be consecutive. (Terms are typically Spring, Summer, and Fall, approximately 4 months each.)
Primary focus at this time is recruiting for a co-op to start working Spring term 2020. Preliminary recruiting for Summer term 2020 is also underway.
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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