Co-Op, Engineer

Location: Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Opening ID: 27287
Job Family: Engineer
Date Posted: Sep 13, 2022


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

Altec Industries is seeking Co-Op Engineers for Spring 2023 for our Focus Factory located in Elizabethtown, KY.

Our mission is to profitably design, manufacture, and sell innovative custom products, services, and solutions to users of mobile telecom and utility equipment. From customer interaction to the implementation of manufacturing processes, Altec Engineers are leading the industry.  If you possess design skills, a knack for problem solving, and a mechanical troubleshooting aptitude, this is the job for you.


  • Pursuing an ABET EAC certified degree in Engineering required
    • A degree in one of the following majors preferred:
      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Aerospace Engineering
      • Industrial Engineering
      • Agricultural/BioSystems Engineering
  • Must have completed a minimum of 24 hours of coursework, or, have earned Sophomore class standing
  • Knowledge of SolidWorks (or equivalent 3D design software)
  • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Prior interaction with Altec Team at a recruitment event highly preferred


  • Implement lean principles throughout the facility, provide technical support to production teams, work with customers to ensure understanding of order requirements, improve quality issues by continuously improving Altec equipment and processes, or work with new product lines and engineering disciplines.
  • Using standard operating procedures, established engineering processes and basic calculations, perform routine engineering assignments, including research, testing, design and development.
  • Assist in the design application of less complicated projects, where creativity and/or innovation are required.
  • Apply engineering procedures and calculations to develop solutions to problems which require some minor innovation.
  • With technical guidance from Supervisors or Project Engineers, gather and evaluate engineering data in order to apply knowledge to relevant assignments.
  • Support and participate in Continuous Improvement events and activities.
  • Assure safe work practices and policies are adhered to.
  • Assure that good housekeeping is maintained in all plant and yard areas.

Our Company:

Altec specializes in the manufacture, sale, and service of aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes, and specialty equipment for the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, construction, and light and sign maintenance industries in more than 120 countries.

At Altec, advanced technology efforts are aimed, without exception, at helping customers work “Safer and Smarter.” Altec invests more resources than any other manufacturer in the advancement of safety, reliability, uptime and low cost of ownership.

Founded in 1929, Altec is an innovative, financially sound company that is setting the standard for excellence in design, manufacturing and service; and that’s why you can rely on us to provide you with the stability of a well-managed company.

Join the thousands who have made Altec their career decision!

● Customer First ● Enjoyment of Work ● Family ● Financial Stability ● Integrity ● People Are Our Greatest Strength ● Quality ● Spiritual Development ● Teamwork ●

Elizabethtown (E’town) is a small, progressive, and safe community located in the heart of Kentucky.  E’town is centrally located within 400 miles of 12 major US cities and sits at the crossroads of Interstate 65, Bluegrass Parkway and Western Kentucky Parkway.  From the birthplace of Lincoln to the birthplace of bourbon, from the world’s largest cave system to famous Fort Knox, we have all the vibrant attributes of a much larger city, but remain a charming small town.  Take a look for yourself…


Altec Industries, Inc. and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain affirmative action plans to recruit, retain, develop, and promote qualified individuals without unlawful consideration of race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Altec strives to maintain a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, where associates are treated with respect and dignity.



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