Engineer II

Location: Sandoval, Illinois
Opening ID: 29033
Job Family: Engineer
Date Posted: May 25, 2023


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

More about Altec Fenex:  

Building on over 30 years of growth and success, Altec Fenex specializes in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of fiber optic cable splicing equipment and underground utility support systems supporting Telecom and Utility customers all over the United States. Altec Fenex is an innovative, financially sound company that is leading the industry and setting the standard of excellence. 


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Altec Fenex has just announced an opening for an experienced Manufacturing Engineer to join the team! Located approximately one hour east of Saint Louis, MO in Sandoval, IL, Altec Fenex is poised to experience tremendous growth in 2023 and for years to come.  

Reporting to the General Manager, the Manufacturing Engineer will play a vital, visible role in planning and executing the production plan by helping teach and implement lean manufacturing practices at Altec Fenex! Additional responsibilities will include general manufacturing support, plant layout and process flow efficiency gains, implementing improvements pertaining to production support documentation, and working with the Product Engineering team to identify and implement manufacturability improvements through innovative designs and assembly processes. 

If you would like to join our dedicated team, where your experience and passion for lean manufacturing can make a tremendous impact at this exciting time of growth and opportunity, please consider applying today! 



  • Ensures manufacturing is building product in conformance to current engineering documentation 

  • Reviews the design of components and parts for design-for-manufacturability  

  • Monitors costs, manpower efficiency, machine capability, space utilization, etc. and recommend as appropriate revisions in manufacturing methods 

  • Participates and leads continuous improvement efforts in the areas of Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety, and Productivity 

  • Leads the integration of new designs into Manufacturing 

  • Drives implementation of capital projects 

  • Participates and contribute productively as part of Altec’s team-oriented design, manufacture, and customer service/support efforts 

  • Operates with some decision-making latitude within the scope of an assignment 

  • Knows and applies fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures in the engineering field 

  • Supports Operations, Sales, and Service 

  • Interfaces directly with Suppliers and Customers 

  • Utilizes Lean principles to improve our products and processes 

  • May manage various sizes of Altec projects and/or act as Team Lead. 

Basic Qualifications

Qualifications: (Note:  if the selected candidate meets the qualifications of a higher level in the Engineering Career Path, the level of this position may be adjusted upward).  

Pursuing an ABET EAC certified degree in Engineering required 

  • A degree in one of the following majors preferred: 

  • Mechanical Engineering 

  • Industrial Engineering 

  • Agricultural Engineering 

  • Aerospace Engineering 

  • At least 2 years of lean manufacturing engineering experience (preferred) 

  • 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, which may include flying 


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

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, 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.