Tow Motor Operator 

LOCATION: Hanover / Pennsylvania (US-PA), United States | BRAND: Sheppard | REQUISITION ID: 6634 | JOB GRADE: 10

| 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:                       

The primary responsibility of this position is to package and ship all outgoing material and for the receipt of all incoming material.  May act in a lead or training role and will perform under minimum supervision. Responsibilities captioned below are considered essential functions.


  • Responsible for moving both raw and finished goods between plant assignments by using either gas powered fork trucks or trucks to accommodate plant needs
  • Loading and unloading of trucks delivering steel to our plants
  • Maintain cycle counts, inventory accuracy and audits as needed; issuance of raw materials to first production operation; verify counting and tags are properly filled out
  • Perform routine maintenance for excessive wear and/or damage of operating equipment
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 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.
  • Reliability:  Demonstrates dependability, accountability and trust.  Follows processes and meets commitments.


This position does not require any supervisory duties


•    High School Diploma or GED 
•    Basic MS Office skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams)
•    One year in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated ability to interpret and comprehend plans 
•    Proficient in the operation of gas powered material moving equipment and trucks
•    Valid driver’s 
•    Required to be certified to operate material moving equipment; also parts truck driver, will be required to have a CDL  
•    Completion of forklift certification
•    Two years in an inspector role preferred 
•    Ability to prioritize and work well under pressure
•    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

May be exposed to moderate heat, light dust, fumes, extreme temperatures, noise and hazards such as electrical shock or gases.  Some outside assignments could involve exposure to adverse weather conditions.  Adequate hearing protection is required for 85 decibels and above.

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.