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The Hershey Company Machine Operator- Lawrence Plant in Kansas

Location: Lawrence, KS We are mixing up something new in Lawrence, KS. This is an exciting time to join our team. Pretzels, Inc is now a part of Hershey Salty Snacks. We are starting a new line and looking to hire you. We have over 40 years of experience in making pretzels and delivering high quality snacks to consumers. * Pay:* * Starting at $20.75/hr, overnight shift has $2/hr shift differential * Sign-on Bonus totaling $2,000 for eligible candidates * Total Rewards:* * Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, & Vision) starting Day 1 * 401(k) Retirement Plan- with generous company match * Paid Time off * Shifts:* * Orientation Week 1: Monday-Thursday, 8am to 4pm * 2-2-3 schedule, every other weekend off (working 3 days one week: Sun, Wed, Thurs, and 4 days the next week: Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat) * 12 hour shift, 6am- 6pm (day shift) * Candidate Process:* / Please note- communication will be through phone, email, and text. Ensure you have access to a valid email address/ * Qualified applicants will receive a phone call to schedule an onsite interview * Post offer background check and drug screen * Job Summary* As a Machine Operator, you'll be responsible for setting up, overseeing and maintaining the packaging machines to ensure proper quality and packaging of the finished product. This includes housekeeping, assisting other operators and Supervisors to run the department efficiently and effectively, and completing sanitation duties. Assist in troubleshooting, training, and basic maintenance tasks. * Duties and Responsibilities* * Ensure all bags are running correct weights * Ensure all bags are in registration, both in cutoff and side to side registration * Ensure all bags are code-dated properly with both price and date legible and in proper position on face of bag * Ensure bags are sealed properly on both the back seal and the end seal * Ensure bag appearance is acceptable * Add/remove air from bags and ensure proper air fill * Change knife blades * Change bag speed in packaging machines and weighers and ensure running rates based on lead label * Keep machines clean and area under and around the machine clean and help sweep packing area * Weigh defected film, record defect and place film in defective area provided * Keep infeeds, dispersion table, scales, etc, free from buildup * Perform hourly metal detector checks as required. Report any metal detector findings, false activations, or other concerns to management immediately and help with investigation * Ensure all paperwork is completed (film verifications, sanitation and 5S paperwork, etc.) * Complete all required trainings, including Alchemy * Communicate with all team members, including bakers, leads, packers, PMO’s, QC, PC, maintenance, and supervisors * All other duties as assigned by Supervisor * Minimum Qualifications* * High School diploma or GED * Ability to read, write and comprehend English * Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, decimals, and metric to SAE conversions – mm to inches, grams to ounces * Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists * Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or scheduled form * Have a clear understanding of how to safely operate packaging machinery * Physical Demands* * Frequently required to stand and walk. * Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds / The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by team members assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive lost of all responsibilities, duties, qualifications or working conditions./ 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 If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact the HR Service Center (askhr@hersheys.com).