Master Mechanic 

LOCATION: Hanover / Pennsylvania (US-PA), United States | BRAND: Sheppard | REQUISITION ID: 6622 | JOB GRADE: 13

| 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 primary responsibility of this position is to analyze and diagnose equipment issues and execute moderate to complex maintenance and repairs timely on various manufacturing production equipment and related accessories. Typically, the Master Mechanic completes tasks of a higher degree of scope and/or complexity compared to the Maintenance Mechanic, with little or no supervision.  


Master Mechanic
• Perform complex repairs from intricate prints, charts and verbal instructions such as component overhaul or replacement (essential job function)
• Lead, train and coordinate the activities of other Maintenance Mechanics (essential job function)
• Other duties as assigned.
• Knowledge of complex manufacturing repair methods and technologies
• Ability to develop solutions that may be undocumented and/or require analytical and creative thinking
Maintenance Mechanic
• Knowledge of hydraulic and electrical operation and repair
• Knowledge of various types of Plumbing repair methods
• Observe, review, test and diagnose performance issues on manufacturing production equipment and related accessories to determine appropriate parts and repairs needed
• Communicate diagnosis to Supervisor to obtain necessary parts or supplies to complete repair
• Perform routine maintenance such as motors, pumps, conveyors, belts, fans, air conditioners, hoists, cranes and sanitary facilities and inspect for excessive wear and/or damage
• Utilize power and hand tools to remove, replace and adjust fasteners and locking mechanisms, hoist and replace parts as needed.
• Disassemble machines and makes repairs to hydraulic, pneumatic, plumbing, pipe fitting, sheet metal, basic electrical mechanical and masonry.
• Maintain accurate work order, log of maintenance and repairs performed to specific equipment
• Other duties as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES (Focus on top 5+/-):

• Action oriented:  Demonstrates ability to take action and lead by example.  Enthusiastically demonstrates sense of urgency.
• Self-Motivated:  Demonstrates ability to take initiative and drive to achieve results.
• Accountability:  Demonstrates ability to take responsibility and maintains sense of ownership and follow through on commitments.  Sets high standards of performance.  
• Communication:  Demonstrates ability to convey and distribute information effectively and encompass strong speaking, presentation, written and listening skills.  Ability to create an environment for open communication.
• Teamwork:  Demonstrates ability to work well with others to accomplish common goals and build a positive climate and trusting relationships within teams.


This position has no supervisory responsibilities as it relates to workflow.  


• High School Diploma or GED
• Seven years mechanic experience, three of which performing moderate to complex repairs on manufacturing equipment.
• Basic MS Office skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams)
• Experience in production/manufacturing environment  
• Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing techniques with emphasis on Standardized Work, Continuous Improvement, 5S, and JIT principles
• Ability to work overtime as needed both daily and weekends.

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.