Industrial Maintenance Technician – Northampton, PA

Industrial Maintenance Technician  – Northampton Pa

Nazareth Pallet is the family owned, premier pallet recycling company in the Lehigh Valley. Starting our 36th year in in 2020.

We are searching for talented, career oriented individuals to join our team. If you are driven to succeed, customer focused, adaptable to an ever changing environment and willing to go the extra mile, you are who we are looking for. We offer competitive wages, benefits with extras and internal promotional opportunities.

Nazareth Pallet is an equal opportunity employer.

Shift information: Full time 7:00 am to 3:30pm, Mon-Fri

Hourly Rate: $18.00 to $20.00 depending upon experience

Benefits:  Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Paid vacation and holidays. 401K with generous company match

Job Description: The Maintenance Technician is responsible for keeping all facility equipment and buildings in safe operational order at all times. This includes regularly scheduled maintenance repair and emergency repair as needed.   All activities must ensure employee safety, maximum product output, and that all activities enhance product quality, plant performance, and employee working conditions.

  • Machinery
    • All plant manufacturing equipment to include, but not limited to, conveyors and any process pallet handling machinery.
    • Hands on maintenance, trouble shooting and repair of all process hand tools such as pneumatic or electric, drills, saws, hammers, and grinders.
    • Working knowledge of security camera systems with ability to make small repairs or adjustments with or without guidance from the manufacturer.
  • Vehicles
    • Performs minor unscheduled maintenance and repair on trucking equipment such as forklifts and yard shuttle trucks



  • Minimum, 1 to 3 years in industrial, manufacturing or warehouse, environment
  • Mechanically inclined – Knowledge of and demonstrable ability to use common mechanics tools
  • Ability to use an electrical multimeter, ruler and any other standard testing or measuring devices.|
  • Ability to read and use mechanical and electrical schematics for troubleshooting
  • Understanding of and ability to troubleshoot and repair pneumatic and hydraulic system components
  • Willing to work occasional non-traditional hours including nights, Saturdays with on-call availability
  • Ability to stand and walk for up to 12 hours and lift 75 pounds
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Hands on maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of all plant equipment. Diagnose and repair all mechanical equipment to include failures of pneumatics, hydraulics and electric

 Skills & Knowledge

Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Electrical
  • Control panels and power cabinets
  • Ability to read electrical drawings
  • 3 phase 480 volt power systems
  • Electrical Motors
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) systems and troubleshooting
  • Mechanical Knowledge
  • Chain Drive Live Roller Conveyor systems
  • Chain & Belt Conveyors
  • Hydraulics pumps and circuits
  • Air compressors
  • Pneumatic circuits valves
  • Ability to use MS office applications and search internet sites as required.
  • Knowledge of OSHA and LOTO procedures and regulations
  • NEC 70E electrical Safety
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