Location: , Illinois
Opening ID: 28249
Job Family: Engineer
Date Posted: Jan 31, 2023


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

Altec Fenex is currently recruiting an Engineering Intern/Coop, from May – August/Dec 2023.  This position is located at the Altec Fenex facility in Sandoval, IL.  Altec Fenex provides a competitive hourly wage, (housing not included).  

Team Fenex, an Altec subsidiary, was formed in 1993 by a dedicated group who wanted to bring quality equipment to the Telephone Industry. Continuing its 30-year relationship with Communication Companies, Fenex also expanded to Cable and Power Utilities. 

 Altec, family-owned since 1929, has the reach and resources of a large organization with the heart of a local firm. “More than just building equipment, we also build relationships.” In addition to our 8 major manufacturing facilities, Altec has three final assembly plants, 40+ service centers and an extensive network of mobile service technicians providing aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes, and specialty equipment in over 100 countries around the world, all proudly Made in America. 

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


Potential Responsibilities: 

Interns/Co-ops will be placed into a manufacturing engineering role and treated like full-time associates.  They will have projects assigned by the mangers and work side by side full-time associates. Lead and participate in Lean/Continuous Improvement events. 

Manufacturing Interns/Co-ops will be focused on implementing lean manufacturing principles.  Altec utilizes the RCI (Rapid Continuous Improvement or KAIZEN) process to implement change. In addition to RCI’s, major projects will be assigned such as:  

  • Make changes to layout of the plant to increase production efficiency and output 

  • Help implement 5S and Visual Management Boards 

  • Conduct time studies, identify, and eliminate waste, & create standard work   

  • Design storage solutions to improve floor space utilization 

  • Supporting production on prototype units after the initial design has been completed 

Basic Qualifications


  • Pursuing an ABET EAC certified degree in Engineering required 

  • A degree in one of the following majors preferred: 

  • Mechanical Engineering 

  • Industrial Engineering 

  • Agricultural Engineering 

  • Completion of Dynamics & Statics Classes preferred. 

EEO Statement

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, gender identity, 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.