Heat Treat Loader 

LOCATION: Hanover / Pennsylvania (US-PA), United States | BRAND: Sheppard | REQUISITION ID: 6432 | JOB GRADE: 08

| 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 www.rhsheppard.com/careers



The primary responsibility of this position is to load and unload heat treat components or fixtures and moving materials into and out of the loading area in accordance to established departmental procedures.  Incumbent will work under moderate supervision.  Responsibilities cited below are considered essential job functions:   

•    Adhere to established safety procedures and 5 “ S ” standards (Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain the cycle) required to perform daily duties in this position, including the proper techniques used in lifting/moving of parts
•    Move materials in and out of the loading area from the staging area by using a floor walker or hand jack
•    Load and unload heat treat baskets or fixtures by hand or by using a small crane 
•    Transfer materials out of and into the furnaces; wash areas by using the large motorized transfer car
•    Will use computerized parts marking machine or a manual hand stamp each part with the necessary information as per established procedures
•    Responsible for communicating a defect, equipment malfunction or unsafe conditions immediately to supervisor 
•    Other duties as assigned; required being very flexible in their daily job 
       assignments as the incumbent will work 12 hour shifts with a strong desire to  
       work additional hours as needed


•    Communication skills, ability to read, write and comprehend instruction
•    Ability to stand, stoop, bend, walk, reach frequently throughout the workday
•    Ability to lift items up to 30 lbs without assistance
•    Knowledge of mathematics, i.e. addition, subtraction and multiplication
•    Floor walker license preferred
•    Demonstrated ability to interpret and comprehend plans
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:  General shop and machine tool noise, dirt, grease, heat and fumes from the operation of machines and equipment.  The loader will be working in a potentially dangerous environment with hot parts and flammable gases.  Normal working position is standing or walking through out the plant.  Some repetitive lifting/moving is required, depending on the daily assignment or tasks being performed.  The weight can range anywhere from 1 to 30 lbs in which proper lifting/moving techniques are required.  


One year in a manufacturing environment 

High School Diploma or equivalent


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.