Manufacturing Engineer

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Location: Daleville, Virginia
Opening ID: 28866
Job Family: Engineer
Date Posted: Jul 12, 2023


Job Description

Your Organization

Why Join Altec?

Are you looking for an opportunity to build and grow your career? Are you searching for a path that leads to learning and fulfilment in an exciting, innovative environment? Our next big thing could be you!

If you’re considering a career with Altec, Inc., there’s never been a better time to join us! Altec was founded based upon values that place the customer first, and view people as our greatest strength. 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:

Founded in 1929, Altec is a privately held company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. We are the leading provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, lights and signs, and contractor markets. We specialize in the manufacture of aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes and specialty equipment and deliver products and services in more than 100 countries throughout the world
. Altec invests more resources than any other manufacturer in the advancement of safety and reliability.

Our Values Sustain Our Vision:

Customer First Enjoyment of Work • Family • Financial Stability • Integrity • People Are Our Greatest Strength • Quality • Spiritual Development • Teamwork
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. Altec’s values are the cornerstone of our corporate culture and every Altec associate is considered an integral part of Team Altec.

Altec Roanoke:

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains within the Botetourt Greenfield Business Park, our location specializes in the manufacturing and final assembly of aerial devices, cranes and digger derricks. We occupy an 80-acre campus that was in built in 2001 and are currently the second-largest production facility among Altec’s US and Canada locations.


  • Lead, participate, and support Kaizen Events with cross-functional departmental teams
  • Execute on data driven process and operational improvement through the implementation of the Altec Production System
  • Perform impact analysis on physical processes and digital systems to generate ideal outcomes
  • Improve manufacturing efficiency by identifying and eliminating waste, improving quality, and supporting a safe work environment
  • Approach challenging issues with a positive attitude, looking for win-win solutions
  • Become an expert in manufacturing processes by working directly with production associates
  • Lead the integration of new designs into manufacturing processes
  • Communicate with supervisors, group leaders and production associates to support production efforts and resolve issues
  • Initiate and support cost reduction efforts through supply chain management, design for manufacturing and process improvements
  • Work closely with design and quality engineering, as well as sales to meet customer expectations
  • Participate in local plant initiatives and projects
  • Lead and/or support trainings and training efforts as they pertain specifically to the Altec Production System; may be required to support other Altec training efforts
  • Justify capital projects and execute on their implementation

Basic Qualifications

  • ABET EAC Certified Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a Master’s Degree in Engineering, excludes Engineering Technology degrees
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work with team members and work with minimal supervision
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time, potentially on short notice

Should the selected candidate meet the qualifications of a more experienced level in the career path, the job level may be adjusted.


Full-Time positions are open and eligible for a competitive salary and benefits package that rewards performance and dedication to Team Altec.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Program
  • Up to 4 weeks of vacation within your first year
  • Retirement 401(k) Program featuring company match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Employee Assistance and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program
  • Employee Wellness Program with cash incentives

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.