Knock-Off Grinder 

LOCATION: Hanover / Pennsylvania (US-PA), United States | BRAND: Sheppard | REQUISITION ID: 644 | JOB GRADE: 08 


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




•    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 40lbs without assistance
•    Manual dexterity
•    Mechanical aptitude
•    Ability to drive a forklift and use an overhead crane  
•    Knowledge of precision measuring instruments, i.e. 6 inch scale 


The primary responsibility of this position is to grind castings to meet new specifications and quality standards.  The individual must be able to work under close supervision and may be asked to perform Knockoff job duties as needed.  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
Remove castings from molds by activating Shaker machine (on/off button); attends Shaker to ensure smooth flow of castings through the machine by utilizing hook, pulling test bars from machine and placing them in separate container
Load Pangborn machine by utilizing forklift to lift tub of castings and placing tub in Pangborn; activates machine (on/off button)
Break and saw off risers from castings by using an air cannon, sledge hammer and/or cut off saw
Separate castings from scrap
Sort castings into pairs or groups as castings pass in front of operator on Shaker; place castings by part number in tubs as instructed by Supervisor
Dress castings by removing gates, spurs and other projections from castings with “Big Wheel” or “Pencil” grinder
Move equipment, sand, castings, flasks or other materials in Foundry by hand,  cart, overhead crane or forklift
Place or stack materials in proper location
Strictly observe safety rules and procedures
Other duties as assigned; required being very flexible in their daily job assignments; cross-training in Knockoff job duties is a must to ensure this flexibility.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:  

General shop and machine tool noise, heat, dirt, sand, grease, high temperatures and fumes from the operation of machines and equipment.  Normal working position is standing or walking through out the plant.  Some repetitive lifting/moving is required, depending on the daily assignment or tasks being performed.  Physical ability to wear respirator and safety equipment required. The weight can range anywhere from 1 to 95 lbs in which proper lifting/moving techniques are required. 


One year in a manufacturing environment preferred

Shift Hours:

Monday-Friday 3pm-11pm

What does Sheppard have to offer you? 

Paid Time-Off

Paid Holidays

Medical Insurance with Flexible Spending Account

Free Medical Clinic for Employees and Dependents

Dental & Vision Insurance

Life, STD & LTD

Life Assistance Program


Nearest Major Market: York PA
Nearest Secondary Market: Lancaster