Material Handler 

LOCATION: Wytheville / Virginia (US-VA), United States | BRAND: Sheppard | REQUISITION ID: 6364 | JOB GRADE: 07

| ON-SITE/REMOTE: On-site 


Are you looking for a stable company known for innovation to grow your career? At R.H. Sheppard, we’ve been leading our industry for nearly 90 years. It’s an exciting time to be part of our growing team! Under new local leadership, we are even more commited to finding new ways to improve employee experience, customer satisfaction and our overall business results.  Bring your passion, skills and experiences and join us in our journey toward continued success!


Why join the Sheppard team:

  • Earn competitive compensation based on position and experience with more earning potential available for trades or specialized roles. Overtime is regularly available for hourly employees interested in increasing their weekly pay with generous shift differentials available on 2nd ($2.50/hr) and 3rd ($2.00/hr) shift.
  • Quarterly incentive & attendance bonus eligibility beginning your first day of work.
  • Advance and earn more as you increase your knowledge and versatility. Learn new skills with our various training programs or explore new roles through our internal recruiting process.
  • Enjoy work / life balance with up to 14 paid holidays and two weeks of paid vacation time (accrued based on start date). Starting a family? Take six weeks off for paid parental leave to bond with your new addition. 
  • DAY ONE coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a variety of voluntary benefits, on-site healthcare facility for you and your family, wellness program incentives, and more!
  • Plan for your future goals with our 401K and company match, Retirement Investment Savings Plan and Tuition Reimbursement programs

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The primary responsibility of this position is to move skids and load pallets throughout the plant by operating electric floor walkers and hand-operated lift trucks.  Incumbent will work under minimal 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.
  • Responsible for moving both raw and finished goods throughout the plant assignment by operating either an electric or hand lift truck
  • Remove chips from machines and move chip carts to empty at assigned chip dock on a daily basis
  • Transport all production scrap and RV’s (Return to Vendor) to proper plant location 
  • Provide all machine workstations with necessary coolants and naphtha  to ensure smooth operation of the machines
  • Pull pans, clean coolant sumps, and pump coolants from machines by using sump suckers, as needed
  • Clean major spills, dispenses and disposes of floor dry, as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned; Incumbent is required to be very flexible in their daily job assignments



  • Communication skills, ability to read, write and comprehend instruction
  • Ability to stand, stoop, bend, walk, reach
  • Knowledge of operating electric floor walkers
  • Ability to lift items up to 50 lbs without assistance
  • Math skills



General shop and machine tool noise, dirt, grease, oil and coolants.  Normal working position is sitting, standing or walking, reaching, stooping and operating an electric floor walker, etc throughout the plant.  Repetitive lifting/moving is required; will work occasionally outside and will have to be prepared to dress for those assignments.  Rain gear will be provided, if needed.  The weight can range anywhere from 1 to 100 lbs in which proper lifting/moving techniques are required.  



One year in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated ability to interpret and comprehend plans


R.H. Sheppard Co. Inc. has a rich history of innovative design and American manufacturing excellence. Headquartered in Hanover, Pennsylvania, our dedicated team 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 Group. Whatever your career path, Sheppard is committed to delivering diverse experiences, challenging opportunities and an unparalleled commitment to ethics and integrity.

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.