Product Engineer

Location: Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Opening ID: 29770
Job Family: Engineer
Date Posted: Sep 14, 2023


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

Altec Industries is seeking Product Engineers for our Focus Factory located in Elizabethtown, KY.

Join a team of talented engineers in developing safe and innovative aerial device products and features to satisfy the needs of our customers in the telecommunications and electric utility markets.

Work with and design a range of aerial equipment that helps to keep the electricity on and telecommunications systems running.

Work in a facility that manufactures, assembles, and tests its own products.  

Have the opportunity to contribute in a variety of areas – structures, hydraulics, controls, mechanical systems, dielectrics, etc.

Hands-on approach is encouraged with the opportunity to take part in producing and testing your own prototypes.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a Master’s Degree in Engineering (excludes Engineering Technology)
  • 2 years of experience preferred for internal candidates.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and with minimal supervision.
  • Willing to travel up to 25% of the time, potentially on short notice, which may include flying.

Desired Skills:

  • Extremely detail oriented.
  • Customer service oriented.
  • Motivated, goal oriented, and persistent.
  • Maintain company confidentiality.
  • Must manage deadlines well.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives.


  • Design, modify, and/or apply components and systems using engineering methods and techniques to meet specified objectives and schedules.
  • Analyze and solve complex product design, application, manufacturing, installation, and service problems.
  • Understand and apply fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures in the engineering field.
  • Collaborate with other engineers and technical personnel in order to meet objectives.
  • Interface directly with suppliers and customers.
  • Analyze new technologies for potential application in utility equipment.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to others who may possess varying levels of technical proficiency.
  • Support quality improvements in all facets of the company's business.
  • Operate with appropriate decision-making latitude within the scope of an assignment.
  • Collaborate with various teams within the organization to solve technical problems and promote continuous improvement.

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

Our Company:

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 100 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.

Founded in 1929, Altec is an innovative, financially sound company that is setting the standard for 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.

Join the thousands who have made Altec their career decision!

● 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

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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