Machine Operator – Northampton, PA

Pallet Build Machine Operator

Shift: Monday through Thursday 7:30 PM – 4 AM

Rate: Hourly rate based on experience; additional weekly bonuses available

Job description

Seeking a skilled Machine Operator to set up, maintain and operate our automated pallet building machinery. You’ll ensure the safe and efficient running of production on this machine during your shift.

A great machine operator is reliable, can work with minimal supervision and able to work with attention to detail and safety standards. On-the-job training is a good way to discover how to do the job better, so you must have willingness to learn and improve. Being a team player is essential since all tasks will require close collaboration with co-workers and company management.

Goal is to build quality pallets with used and/or new wood  parts in an efficient and timely manner.


  • Set up machines to start a production cycle and clean work area when shift is over.
  • Control and adjust machine settings (e.g. speed)
  • Feed raw material or parts to machine
  • Inspect parts to ensure safe production
  • Report issues to Supervisor or Maintenance staff.
  • Fix issues that might occur during the shift with approval or use of prior knowledge.
  • Check output to spot any machine-related mistakes or flaws
  • Keep accurate records of production total.
  • Maintain activity logs


  • Some experience as a machine operator
  • Working knowledge of diverse high-speed machinery and a tape measure
  • Understanding of production procedures
  • Ability to read customer spec, schematics of particular pallet and operational manuals
  • Attention to detail
  • Teamwork and communication skills
  • Physical stamina and strength
  • High school diploma or equivalent; technical degree is a plus
  • Ability to work 4-10 hour days and flexibility for overtime a must
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