CNC Programmer 

LOCATION: Hanover / Pennsylvania (US-PA), United States | BRAND: Sheppard | REQUISITION ID: 5489 | JOB GRADE: 12

| ON-SITE/REMOTE: On-site 


Founded in 1937, R.H. Sheppard Co. Inc. has a rich history of innovative design and American manufacturing excellence. Headquartered in Hanover, Pa., our dedicated team of over 700 employees supply components for the trucking and transportation industry worldwide. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and a proud member of Knorr-Bremse.

Whatever your career path – whether it’s product innovation through engineering, working directly with our customers, manufacturing quality products or supporting our business in some other way, Sheppard – a Bendix CVS Company – delivers. Visit us online at



The responsibility of this position is to prepare and set-up NC/CNC machines throughout the plant in accordance with specifications from Manufacturing Engineering or by writing required programs to machine parts which meet statistical requirements. Assist operators in gaining more knowledge of their machine controls as necessary. The individual must be able to work under moderate supervision and interact with commercial suppliers as well as various Sheppard departments.  Responsibilities captioned below are considered essential job functions:


  • Prepares and sets-up programs for all NC/CNC machines utilizing the CAD network.
  • Reviews CAD files and/or drawings to assure that the part will be made properly, that fixtures and tooling can be used as designed and that the program associated with the part is operating correctly.    
  • Maintains accurate files of all programs and set-up information, as supplied by Designers and ME’s correcting and updating any changes in parts, fixtures and/or methods that may be necessary.
  • Monitors machine set-ups to keep the set-ups as uniform as possible between similar parts and at the same time minimize any loss of efficiency.
  • Prepare programs for use on both primary and secondary machines, eliminating serious bottlenecks in the production areas to maintain maximum machine efficiency.
  • Support the manufacturing effort by providing necessary assistance including time estimates of new methods, assisting operators and supervisors as needed and advising proper tool selection.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


•    Knowledge of advanced machine shop practices, processes, and mechanics.
•    Knowledge of the operations of metal working machines, including the understanding of set-ups and tool life. 
•    Ability to read and interpret component blueprints and drawings.
•    Skilled in mathematics. (Trigonometry, plane geometry and algebra)
•    Knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC) and its application necessary to meet production requirements. 
•    Research and Development skills
•    Ability to utilize sound techniques to complete assignments on time
•    Quality communication skills for relating to people on all levels and to deal with service providers
•    Ability to make decisions independently, based on overall objectives established by the Manufacturing Engineering Manager
•    Knowledge of the MS Office Suite
•    Knowledge of OEE Studio software



•    High School Graduate or equivalent.


Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

General shop and machine tool noise, dirt grease, and coolants from the operation of machines and equipment. Normal working position is sitting, bending stretching, lifting, standing, or walking throughout the plant





What does Sheppard have to offer you? 

  • Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off 
  • 401k Plan with Company matching 
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Wellness Program and incentives
  • On-site Health Clinic/Healthcare
  • Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:
    • Company-Paid Benefits:
      • Basic Life Insurance
      • Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
      • Short Term Disability
      • Business Travel Accident Insurance
      • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
      • Medical and Prescription insurance
      • Dental insurance
      • Vision insurance
      • Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
      • Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
      • Long Term Disability
      • Accident Plan
      • Critical Illness Plan
      • Hospital Indemnity Plan
      • Legal
      • Identity Theft and Fraud Protection

R.H. Sheppard Co. Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.