Line Leader - Quality 

LOCATION: Hanover / Pennsylvania (US-PA), United States | BRAND: Sheppard | REQUISITION ID: 5517 | JOB GRADE: 09

| 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




In addition to utility inspector duties, the Quality Line Leader will assist his/her Quality Supervisor with the following responsibilities captioned below and they are considered essential job functions:

  • Work the department production line
  • Transfer the relevant information from shift to shift to secure good communication
  • Lead the Daily Routine Management Meetings
  • Update and monitor the daily indicators
  • React in real time according to any deviation and launch first actions (e.g. QR6S, Quick Fix)
  • Ensure material availability on the line
  • Monitor and track scrap parts and involve VS Quality if necessary
  • Monitor safety, work instructions discipline, standard work and 5S
  • Support the team members in case of any problem
  • Support problem solving activities through the QR6S methodology
  • Help team members to clarify suggestions and monitor implementation
  • Training of operators on each workstation and validation of skill level
  • Other duties as assigned; required to be very flexible in their daily job assignments

Utility Inspector Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of this position is to inspect products from components produced internally by 3 to 8 machine operators, while ensuring all quality standards are met.  Incumbent must follow inspection QCI’s (Quality Control Instructions) and process control charts.  Performs sample, audit, and 100% inspections as appropriate on in process and final parts.  Must be capable of performing all Inspector tasks.  May act in a lead or training role and will perform under minimum supervision.  Responsibilities captioned below are considered essential job functions:

  • Responsible for inspection of the work performed by several machine operators as directed by the Plant Quality Control Supervisor. 
  • May be assigned to work in other related areas, i.e. Receiving Inspection, Gage Calibration, etc as needed 
  • Assist Inspectors with training needs and provide support in bottleneck areas to keep inspection flow moving to assure maximum efficiency
  • Rotate every month to a different workstation for a full month at a time to stay current and continue cross-training 
  • Other duties as assigned


In addition to specific production line requirements:

  • Must be cross-trained on all equipment
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities, be self-motivated and self-disciplined.
  • Analytical, problem solving skills

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:  General shop and machine tool noise, dirt, grease, and coolants from the operation of machine and equipment.  Normal working position is standing, climbing, and walking throughout the plant.  Repetitive lifting/moving is required.  The weight can range anywhere from 1 to 125 lbs. in which proper lifting/moving techniques are required. 


Two years in an utility role preferred; One year in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated ability to interpret and comprehend plans and/or blue prints. 


Monday-Friday 6am-2pm core hours + OT

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.