Line Leader 

LOCATION: Hanover / Pennsylvania (US-PA), United States | BRAND: Sheppard | REQUISITION ID: 6240 | 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 incumbent is responsible for leading the day-to-day production line workflow and activities on a specific line or lines to achieve performance goals in the areas of safety, quality, cost, delivery and KPS[1] , in a high performing work team environment.  Must be capable of collaborating with cross-functional teams and department leaders to address concerns and issues that affect safety, part quality, production efficiency, continuous improvement, etc.  Acts as a coach and technical advisor to the work area team.






  • 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.
  • Leadership:  Demonstrates ability to give direction, motivate, manage and reward performance, provide constructive feedback and foster individual professional development
  • Reliability:  Demonstrates dependability, accountability and trust.  Follows processes and meets commitments.
  • Decision-making:  Demonstrates ability to discover opportunities in challenges, seek profit and sustainable growth, make courageous while sound decisions and demonstrate a good business understanding



This position has supervisory responsibilities as it relates to workflow.  This role is not responsible for management of personnel but will be competent in basic conflict resolution and problem solving.




  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 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.