Machinist 1 - Heat Treat 

LOCATION: Hanover / Pennsylvania (US-PA), United States | BRAND: Sheppard | REQUISITION ID: 5147 | JOB GRADE: 10

| ON-SITE/REMOTE: On-site 

Are you looking for a stable company known for innovation to grow your career? At R.H. Sheppard, we’ve been leading our industry for nearly 90 years. It’s an exciting time to be part of our growing team! Under new local leadership, we are even more commited to finding new ways to improve employee experience, customer satisfaction and our overall business results.  Bring your passion, skills and experiences and join us in our journey toward continued success!


Why join the Sheppard team:

  • Earn competitive compensation based on position and experience with more earning potential available for trades or specialized roles. Overtime is regularly available for hourly employees interested in increasing their weekly pay with generous shift differentials available on 2nd ($2.50/hr) and 3rd ($2.00/hr) shift.
  • Quarterly incentive & attendance bonus eligibility beginning your first day of work.
  • Advance and earn more as you increase your knowledge and versatility. Learn new skills with our various training programs or explore new roles through our internal recruiting process.
  • Enjoy work / life balance with up to 14 paid holidays and two weeks of paid vacation time (accrued based on start date). Starting a family? Take six weeks off for paid parental leave to bond with your new addition. 
  • DAY ONE coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a variety of voluntary benefits, on-site healthcare facility for you and your family, wellness program incentives, and more!
  • Plan for your future goals with our 401K and company match, Retirement Investment Savings Plan and Tuition Reimbursement programs

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The primary responsibility of this position is to interpret and operate all the equipment in the department.  Incumbent will work under moderate supervision.  Responsibilities cited below are considered essential job functions: 

• Responsible for accurate completion of daily inspection documents, i.e. daily inspection form, first machined piece, QCI-related forms, and Process Control Charts

• Read and interpret the “recipe” for the parts being heat treated into the control of all equipment as needed

• Schedule and/or mix furnace loads as needed to meet production demands and maximize the throughput of each furnace

• Interact with the metallurgical lab to ensure the quality and timely release of the parts produced; Provide clear instructions to the furnace loader

• Set up and/or program the computerized parts marking system or hand stamp as needed to properly mark each part according to standard work instructions

• Log all appropriate data from the various controls located on each furnace and enter it into the computer according to standard work instructions

• Will be required to safely start or recover all equipment as needed regardless if it is a cold start, recovery from a power or equipment failure

• 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



In addition to the knowledge, skills and abilities of the Heat Treat Loader:

• Knowledge of operating all equipment

• Furnace Operator certification

• Demonstrated leadership ability self-motivated and self-disciplined

• Analytical and problem solving skills

• Ability to work well under pressure

• Demonstrated ability to interpret and comprehend plans



General shop and machine tool noise, dirt, grease, heat and fumes from the operation of machines and equipment. Normal working position is standing or walking through out the plant. The operator will be working in a potentially dangerous environment with hot parts and flammable gases. 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. 



Two years in Heat Treat Loader role preferred; One year in a manufacturing environment



TRAINING SHIFT  Monday-Friday 6am to 2pm 

Shift Monday-Friday 2pm-10pm




R.H. Sheppard Co. Inc. has a rich history of innovative design and American manufacturing excellence. Headquartered in Hanover, Pennsylvania, our dedicated team 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 Group. Whatever your career path, Sheppard is committed to delivering diverse experiences, challenging opportunities and an unparalleled commitment to ethics and integrity.


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.