Intern - Manufacturing Engineering

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Location: Osceola, Iowa
Opening ID: 28970
Job Family: Engineer
Date Posted: May 31, 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.


Gain Real Life Engineering  Experience with  Altec!

Building on over 90 years of growth and success, Altec specializes in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes, and specialty equipment, supporting customers in over 100 countries throughout the world.  Altec is an innovative, financially sound company that is leading the industry and setting the standard of excellence.

Join the thousands who have made Altec their career decision!

Altec is currently recruiting Engineering Co-ops for a one semester commitment, from  July - December 2023.  Positions are located at the Altec Osceola, Iowa facility.  Altec provides a competitive hourly wage and housing provided to the selected co-op. Sponsorships are not available.

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

To catch a glimpse inside the Altec Osceola Body Plant - check out this Production Video: Altec Osceola


Pursuing Undergraduate Engineering degree in one of the following majors:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering

Completion of Dynamics & Statics Classes  preferred.


Potential Responsibilities:

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

Manufacturing Co-ops will be focused on implementing lean manufacturing principles.  Altec utilizes the RCI(Rapid Continuous Improvement or KAIZEN) process to implement change.  The co-ops will be members and leaders of these teams throughout the 6 months at Altec.  In addition to RCI’s, major projects will be assigned such as:

  • Layout of a plant to add additional machinery (lasers, press brake and lathe)
  • Improving efficiencies in the fiberglass plant through RCI events, design changes and rearranging the layout of the facility.
  • Member of a new product development team assisting in the design of a new product
  • Testing- strain gauge and structural testing of a new design
  • Supporting production on prototype units after the initial design has been completed
  • Participating in a project with another full time engineer which consists of redesigning an entire hydraulic system for a current design.
  • Lead design/development and coordinate through manufacturing launch.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with cutting-edge composite materials and processes.
  • Keep current on new materials and processing.
  • Composite supplier development: Direct raw material and project in/outsourcing.
  • Project and Engineer Management: Responsibly manage time and project schedule.

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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