Foundry Utility Worker - NS (FO93#7-19)

Hanover, PA posted on January 17

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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 remove and dispose of sand and metal materials from the work areas and pits while ensuring a clean and safe work environment.  This position will also rotate to different workstations with higher levels of complexity (i.e., iron pourer, molder operator).  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 sand by scraping and shoveling from under the mold transport system; place sand and metal in hopper
  • Shovel, rake, and/or vacuum sand and metal from pits located under walking beams, placing sand and metal in hopper
  • Deposit sand from the cleaning operation into a reclaim system or hopper by driving a forklift
  • Remove scrap iron from pouring areas
  • Hunter molding machine operator as needed
  • Pour iron as needed
  • Work in close proximity of moving parts and in confined areas
  • Strictly observe safety rules and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned; required being very flexible in daily job assignments


  • 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
  • Ability to operate overhead cranes, forklifts and skid loaders

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

General shop and machine tool noise, dirt, sand, grease, extreme heat, high temperatures and fumes from the operation of machines and equipment.  Normal working position is standing or walking, stooping, bending 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 120 lbs in which proper lifting/moving techniques are required.

Standard Shift Hours:

Mon - Fri:  6am - 2pm (Core Hours) + overtime


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) - Exciting new plan effective January 2019 with immediate eligibility for Company match (dollar for dollar up to 6%) plus 3% discretionary profit sharing for full time and part time (1,000 hours annually) regular employees