Machinist 1 

LOCATION: Hanover / Pennsylvania (US-PA), United States | BRAND: Sheppard | REQUISITION ID: 5536 | 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




The primary responsibility of this position is to interpret and operate all the equipment in the department.  Incumbent will work under moderate supervision.  Responsibilities cited below are considered essential job functions: 

 •                Responsible for accurate completion of daily inspection documents, i.e. daily inspection form, first machined piece, QCI-related forms, and Process Control Charts

•                 Read and interpret the “recipe” for the parts being heat treated into the control of all equipment as needed

•                 Schedule and/or mix furnace loads as needed to meet production demands and maximize the throughput of each furnace

•                 Interact with the metallurgical lab to ensure the quality and timely release of the parts produced; Provide clear instructions to the furnace loader

•                 Set up and/or program the computerized parts marking system or hand stamp as needed to properly mark each part according to standard work instructions

•                 Log all appropriate data from the various controls located on each furnace and enter it into the computer according to standard work instructions

•                 Will be required to safely start or recover all equipment as needed regardless if it is a cold start, recovery from a power or equipment failure

•                 Other duties as assigned; required being very flexible in their daily job

       assignments as the incumbent will work 12 hour shifts with a strong desire to

       work additional hours as needed


In addition to the knowledge, skills and abilities of the Heat Treat Loader:

•                 Knowledge of operating all equipment

•                 Furnace Operator certification

•                 Demonstrated leadership ability self-motivated and self-disciplined

•                 Analytical and problem solving skills

•                 Ability to work well under pressure

•                 Demonstrated ability to interpret and

     comprehend plans


General shop and machine tool noise, dirt, grease, heat and fumes from the operation of machines and equipment.  Normal working position is standing or walking through out the plant.  The operator will be working in a potentially dangerous environment with hot parts and flammable gases.  Some repetitive lifting/moving is required, depending on the daily assignment or tasks being performed.  The weight can range anywhere from 1 to 30 lbs in which proper lifting/moving techniques are required. 


Two years in Heat Treat Loader role preferred; One year in a manufacturing environment


TRAINING SHIFT Monday-Friday 6am to 2pm (2-3 MONTHS MINIMUM)

Working Shift Friday, Saturday, Sunday 6pm-6am 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.