Electronic Technician - 3rd Shift

Hanover, PA posted on May 3

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 install, maintain, repair, construct, modify and service electrical and electronic equipment.  The incumbent will analyze the equipment by using an oscilloscope, volt meter, ammeter, power supplies, capacitance meters and recording style meters under minimal supervision. Responsibilities captioned 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
  • Fabricate, install and maintain all electrical systems and panels, i.e. air conditioning, lighting, mechanics, gages, clocks, boiler controls, generators, compressors, etc.
  • Replace and test electrical circuits, equipment and appliances using hand tools and testing instruments. Incumbent will work regularly with voltages up to and including 480 volts
  • Wire, rewire machinery using various circuits and phases, prints, charts or wiring diagrams. Installs conduit and piping; works on wiring system for machinery
  • Remove and replace motors, shields, covers, panels, solenoids and other similar electrical components; make repairs as needed by soldering
  • Inspect completed work to assure it conforms with requirements of local building and safety codes
  • Perform required operations on equipment by reading electrical prints and electrical diagrams accurately and follow layout of circuitry necessary to the machine function
  • Modify and incorporate changes to files, create a backup as needed to enable restoration of machine memory
  • Identify and replace printed circuit boards found to be faulty
  • Other duties as assigned

Tools Required:

Standard machine tools are required to perform most of the daily responsibilities.  Any specialized tools or measuring equipment will be provided by the company as needed.


  • H.S. Diploma or equivalent
  • Technical Degree
  • Five years industrial maintenance experience, including moderate to complex repairs on various types of manufacturing equipment
  • Communication skills, ability to read, write and comprehend instruction
  • PC, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to stand, stoop, bend, walk, reach
  • Ability to lift items up to 50lbs without assistance
  • Ability to convey electrical, electronic and mechanical logic as well as complex drawings, specifications and formulas
  • Ability to use a wide variety of precision and complex instruments

Working Conditions/ Physical Requirements:

General shop and machine tool noise, dirt, grease, and coolants from the operation of machine tools and the assembly of 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. May work from a ladder, platform, scaffold inside or outside of the plant and in wide temperature extremes.  The weight can range up to 75 lbs. therefore proper lifting/moving techniques, i.e. use of a crane, are required in excess of 50 lbs.

Standard Shift Hours:

Sun - Thurs:  10pm-6am


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