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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 pour metal from a large ladle that is suspended from an overhead traveling crane into molds according to specifications and quality standards. The individual must be able to work under moderate supervision. 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
  • Catch iron in a pouring ladle from the transfer ladle on a daily basis
  • Following written instructions, dump alloy into the iron as it is being caught in the pouring ladle
  • Utilize iron rake to slag off or set, skim dirt and impurities from the surface of the metal in the pouring ladles
  • Operate an overhead traveling crane to position the ladle as needed
  • Operate a geared hand-wheel to turn the ladle and pour molten metal into molds continuously
  • Clean and repair ladles as needed
  • Promptly notify the supervisor of any issues related to the pouring line
  • Strictly observe safety rules and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

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
  • 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 80 lbs in which proper lifting/moving techniques are required.

Standard Shift Hours:

Mon - Fri:  6am - 3pm (core hours) + overtime

Benefits:

Paid Time-Off

Paid Holidays

Medical Insurance with Flexible Spending Account

Dental & Vision Insurance

Life, STD & LTD

Life Assistance Program

401(k)


Wage

DOE

Experience

Any

Type

Full-time