R. H. Sheppard Co., Inc. Knock-Off Grinder - NS (FL91#50-18) in Hanover, Pennsylvania

Come Grow With Us

Since its beginnings in 1937, R. H. Sheppard Co., Inc. has grown to be one of the largest employers in South Central Pennsylvania. Today, the company operates 400,000 square foot manufacturing facilities and two state‐of‐the art foundries in Hanover, Pennsylvania, and an additional 69,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Wytheville, Virginia. While our number of employees, facilities and processing equipment has grown over the years, our basic philosophy has remained the same.

Our employees are committed to providing our customers with the best possible product in design, quality, cost and service.

Employees of Sheppard are provided the opportunity to learn and develop new skills to reach their full potential. Our culture is to promote the advancement of employees who achieve results. This environment has helped the company retain many of our employees for the majority of their working careers, creating an overall average length of service that is among the highest in our industry.

Position Overview:

The primary responsibility of this position is to grind castings to meet new specifications and quality standards. The individual must be able to work under close supervision and may be asked to perform Knockoff job duties as needed. Responsibilities cited below are considered essential job functions:

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • 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

  • Remove castings from molds by activating Shaker machine (on/off button); attends Shaker to ensure smooth flow of castings through the machine by utilizing hook, pulling test bars from machine and placing them in separate container

  • Load Pangborn machine by utilizing forklift to lift tub of castings and placing tub in Pangborn; activates machine (on/off button)

  • Break and saw off risers from castings by using an air cannon, sledge hammer and/or cut off saw

  • Separate castings from scrap

  • Sort castings into pairs or groups as castings pass in front of operator on Shaker; place castings by part number in tubs as instructed by Supervisor

  • Dress castings by removing gates, spurs and other projections from castings with “Big Wheel” or “Pencil” grinder

  • Move equipment, sand, castings, flasks or other materials in Foundry by hand, cart, overhead crane or forklift

  • Place or stack materials in proper location

  • Strictly observe safety rules and procedures

  • Other duties as assigned; required being very flexible in their daily job assignments; cross-training in Knockoff job duties is a must to ensure this flexibility.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • 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 40lbs without assistance

  • Manual dexterity

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Ability to drive a forklift and use an overhead crane

  • Knowledge of precision measuring instruments, i.e. 6 inch scale

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

General shop and machine tool noise, heat, dirt, sand, grease, high temperatures and fumes from the operation of machines and equipment. Normal working position is standing or walking through out the plant. Some repetitive lifting/moving is required, depending on the daily assignment or tasks being performed. Physical ability to wear respirator and safety equipment required. The weight can range anywhere from 1 to 95 lbs in which proper lifting/moving techniques are required.

Standard Shift Hours:

Mon - Fri: 3pm - 12midnight (core hours) + overtime

Benefits:

Paid Time-Off

Paid Holidays

Medical Insurance with Flexible Spending Account

Free Medical Clinic for Employees and Dependents

Dental & Vision Insurance

Life, STD & LTD

Life Assistance Program

401(k)