Machine Operator 

LOCATION: Hanover / Pennsylvania (US-PA), United States | BRAND: Sheppard | REQUISITION ID: 2927 | JOB GRADE: 09 

 

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 www.rhsheppard.com/careers

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The primary responsibility of this position is to set-up and operate shapers and/or hobbing machines within a single workstation to produce parts to specified part print tolerances.  The individual must be able to follow general machine shop practices while working under moderate 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
•    In Hanover and Wytheville: Sets up and operates shaping and/or hobbing machines, shaping or hobbing gear teeth or splines onto component parts as required by part print
In Wytheville only:  On the output shaft , the work station operator sets up and operates hobber and small drilling machine
In Hanover only:  The slotting work station involves running numerous slotting machines within the work station
•    Use standard inspection equipment or CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) to check parts produced.  Inspects parts to operator QCI (Quality Control Instructions) requirements
•    Sets up machines using information from process charts to perform various operations on a wide variety of parts, machining same to a tolerance of .002” or greater
•    Responsible for first piece inspection by assuring all print tolerances are held after set up and accurately completes job cards.  Fill out SPC (Statistical Process Control) charts and all charts required for the operation
•    Changes hob and shaper cutters, drills and reamers within a prescribed guideline and maintains required records as needed
•    Lifts/moves work piece weighing up to 25 lbs
•     Produces parts within tolerances allowed at the production rates assigned
•    Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

•    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 40 lbs without assistance
•    Manual dexterity
•    Experience operating manual/powered machines, tools and measuring equipment, i.e. CNC  (Computer Numerically Controlled) controls
•    Knowledge of shop mathematics, including fractions and decimals, and blue print reading

Abilities matching above criteria including:
•    Possess the skills to watch after 6 to 8 employee’s through-out the shift, manage and schedule setups, tool changes, machine adjustments, etc.
•    Ability to quickly work through problems to minimize lost time.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:  General shop and machine tool noise, dirt, grease, and coolants from the operation of machine tools, 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.  The weight can range anywhere from 5 to 25 lbs in which proper lifting/moving techniques are required.  

EDUCATION & MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

One year in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated ability of operating metal working machines including set ups;  interpreting and comprehending plans and/or blue prints
WORKING HOURS

Sunday to Thursday 10pm-6am core hours + ot.  Must be flexible to training on 1st a few weeks. (M-F 6am-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
- 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


Nearest Major Market: York PA
Nearest Secondary Market: Lancaster