Automation Technician 3 

LOCATION: Hanover / Pennsylvania (US-PA), United States | BRAND: Sheppard | REQUISITION ID: 4894 | 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 build, install and maintain simple machinery and machining systems.  The incumbent must be able to follow general machine shop practices while working under close 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

•           Build, install, and integrate automation packages, i.e. electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical and gage systems, for control of machine or machine process according to instructions

•           Recommend operating software or write simple software for devices used, i.e. relay ladder logic

•           Provide supervisor with list of parts needed to be ordered; assemble necessary parts for machine or system; 

•           Test machine or machine system and de-bugs as necessary to ensure proper logical sequence of all functions

•           Analyze machine and system failure to determine where problem areas exist; develop and implement corrective action, if necessary

•           Instruct individuals in proper operation, set-up maintenance and repair of the machine or system

•           Maintain written documentation of entire automated system (electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic), provide hard-copy of documentation for reference 

•           Other duties as assigned


•           Communication skills, ability to read, write and comprehend instruction

•           Ability to stand, stoop, bend, walk, reach

•           Ability to lift items up to 50lbs without assistance

•           Manual dexterity and problem solving skills

•           Knowledge of JIC, NEC, NFPA, standards and codes

•           Ability to produce sketches and 2D CAD drawings

•           Knowledge of factory automation including electronics, PLC’s, hydraulic and pneumatic valves

•           Knowledge of manufacturing equipment implementation methods and technology

•           Knowledge of shop mathematics

•           Valid driver’s license and ability to drive vehicles such as pick-up truck or forklift

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  General shop and machine tool noise, dirt, grease, chips and coolants from the operation of machine tools and the assembly of machines and equipment.  Normal working position is standing or walking through the plant.  Some repetitive lifting/moving is required, depending on the daily assignment or tasks being performed. May work from a ladder, platform, scaffold inside or outside of the plant, in confined areas or in wide temperature extremes.  The weight can range up to 100 lbs therefore proper lifting/moving techniques, i.e. use of a crane, are required in excess of 50 lbs.  Tools Required:  Standard machine tools are required to perform most of the daily responsibilities.  Any specialized tools or measuring equipment will be provided by the company as needed.


H.S. Diploma or equivalent, Technical degree, Trade school education preferred; 5 years of controls experience in a manufacturing environment


Monday-Friday 6am to 2pm

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

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.