Control Systems Engineer

Location: Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Opening ID: 28793
Job Family: Engineer
Date Posted: Apr 28, 2023


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

If you're considering a career with Altec, Inc., there's never been a better time to join us! Our Company was founded based upon values that place the customer first, and view people as our greatest strength. Altec has continued to grow, utilizing the same basic values, and over the years, those values have helped us to earn the trust and confidence of our customers worldwide. We remain committed to total customer satisfaction in everything we do. That's why today, Altec is an innovative, financially sound company that is setting the standard of 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.

Our Company:

Altec Inc., founded in 1929, is a privately held company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

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.

Our Values Sustain Our Vision:

Altec continues to pursue a singular vision: To be recognized by customers as the preferred supplier of products, services and solutions in all markets we serve. Our values sustain that vision, our goals build upon it and our associates help to achieve it. Altec's values are the cornerstone of our corporate culture and every Altec associate is considered an integral part of Team Altec.

Our Values: Customer First, Enjoyment of Work, Family, Financial Stability, Integrity, People Are Our Greatest Strength, Quality, Spiritual Development, Teamwork.


Altec Industries is seeking a Control Systems Engineer for our Focus Factory located in Elizabethtown, KY. From customer interaction to custom product creation, Altec Engineers are leading the industry. Our mission is to profitably design, manufacture, and sell innovative custom products, services, and solutions to users of mobile telecom and utility equipment.

 As a Controls Engineer, you will design, build, and test customer-specific electrical systems and design using simulation and model-based design. 


  • Develop and validate controls logic that will be embedded in Altec products
  • Hands-on, full machine performance testing
  • Create and maintain functional requirements and validation documentation for control systems
  • Develop interface pages/material for configuring, troubleshooting, and servicing machines
  • Curate information locally on the machine that can be transmitted via telematics to further product knowledge and generate insights for customers
  • Review electrical component specification and application for compatibility
  • Work with remote team members to maintain product architecture
  • Embedded system design and component selection
  • Communicate with customers on issues of technical specifications, product design and operation
  • Support Operations, Sales, and Service
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement Initiatives
  • Participate and contribute productively as part of Altec’s team-oriented design, manufacture, and customer service/support efforts


  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Engineering (not Technology)
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mechanical with Controls concentration, or
    • Agricultural Engineering with Control Systems
  • Experience with model-based design using Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow
  • Experience with CAN communication is preferred
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time, potentially on short notice, which may include flying


  • Ability to work with team members and work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Experience with Teamcenter or similar PLM software.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and principles.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Customer service oriented.

Is this your next career step?

  • The equipment is trusted by linemen to hold them in the air while working on High Voltage power lines
  • Work in a facility that manufactures, assembles, and tests its own designs
  • Have the opportunity to contribute in a variety of areas
  • Hands-on approach is encouraged:  build your own prototypes, test your own designs
  • Play a critical role in developing new control systems for customer applications.
  • Possess strong designs skills and knack for problem solving and troubleshooting systems.

The job level is able to be adjusted at time of hire, if the candidate meets the qualifications for jobs of a more experienced level in the career path


Altec offers a competitive salary that rewards performance and dedication, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
          • Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Program
          • Retirement 401(k) Program
          • Vacation and Holidays
          • Flexible Spending Accounts
          • Tuition Assistance Program
          • Employee Assistance and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program
          • Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

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.


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