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LOCATION: Hanover / Pennsylvania (US-PA), United States | BRAND: Sheppard | REQUISITION ID: 6460 | JOB GRADE: 09

| 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



POSITION SUMMARY (complete):                       

The primary responsibility of this position is to assemble products from components produced internally and externally while ensuring all quality standards are met.   Under general supervision, the incumbent must maintain assembly line volume standards while completing tasks that require a large degree of mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity.  Responsibilities captioned 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

•     Select component parts to assemble in accordance to the blue prints or instructions, inspect parts for damage and/or imperfections

•     Ensure tolerances are accurate by using the appropriate indicators such as gages, micrometers, dimentionaire, plug gages, air tools, hand torque, wrenches, job blocks and/or V-blocks

•     Operate machines required for pre-assembly operations including CNC machines, thrust washer machines, vertical drills, man-o-meters, parts washers, drill presses and Pressure Relief Valve (PRV) setting machines.

•     Assemble and fasten components according to plans, maintaining required quality standards

•     Coordinate parts using an assembly schedule

•     Visually inspect assembled products to identify component and product issues and inform the supervisor as needed

•     Perform basic tool and machine maintenance including checking oil levels and minor repairs

•     Trains employees in lower class assembly positions, as necessary.

•     Other duties as assigned; required being very flexible in their daily job assignments; cross-training is a must to assure this flexibility


•      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 35lbs. without assistance

•      Manual dexterity

•      Knowledge of shop mathematics and blue print reading.


  • Completion of high school diploma or GED.
  • Strong math and attention to detail skills are required.
  • Must be able to effectively multi-task assignments.
  • Attendance on the job is essential. Strong over time commitment including Saturdays.
  • Must be able to work in a team orientated environment.
  • Must be able to follow instructions, safety rules and regulations.
  • Must be able to read and follow written and verbal directions.
  • One year in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated ability to interpret and comprehend plans and/or blue prints preferred.

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.