Product Commercialization Co-Op (Spring 2023)
The Hershey Company

Hershey, Pennsylvania

Posted in IT

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Job Info

Location: Hershey, PA

Duration: January - May/August 2023

The Product Commercialization engineering group is responsible for providing engineering support for the development of new confectionery and snack products and processes to deliver successful manufacturing solutions for the growth and innovation efforts at Hershey.

This Includes

  • Determining manufacturing feasibility by testing and evaluating products and processes in the Hershey pilot plant or at vendor facilities.
  • Developing process flow diagrams and identifying and documenting key processing parameters for each unit operation.
  • Supporting product sample production for consumer testing and sales samples.
  • Providing production startup support and training.

Key Competencies

  • Passionate with a strong desire to make a difference
  • Intellectually curious and able to deal with ambiguity and to learn on the fly
  • Strong problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Ability to apply understanding of sciences (biology, chemistry, food technology, engineering) and mathematics to provide technical support to the business
  • Action oriented with good planning and prioritization skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and work both independently and in multidisciplinary groups/teams with a high level of motivation
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills along with creativity, flexibility, and initiative
  • A desire to work hands-on in the laboratory, pilot plant, and manufacturing environments with equipment & products.
  • Proficiency with common Windows based computer software programs, including Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access.
  • Experience or familiarity with AutoCAD, MathCAD, SAP, and programming languages is preferred



Must be an undergraduate student majoring in Chemical, Mechanical, Agricultural, Biological, Food, Engineering, or similar program from an ABET accredited engineering program at the sophomore level or higher.

  • Eligibility to work in the United States for any employer
  • A valid Drivers' License and a means of reliable transportation
  • Availability to work 40 hours per week
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work in our North American manufacturing facilities or other assignments as required, up to 50% of the time
  • Availability to work on a flexible schedule from time to time including off-shifts and weekends
  • Ability to lift fifty pounds

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 (

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