Location: Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Opening ID: 30496
Job Family: Engineer
Date Posted: Jan 23, 2024


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

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

Applications, Quality and Manufacturing Engineering opportunities are available.

Our mission is to profitably design, manufacture and sell innovative custom products, services, and solutions to users of mobile telecom and utility equipment. Each product begins with Altec Engineers. From customer interaction and new product design to the implementation of manufacturing processes, Altec Engineers are leading the industry. Engineers make a difference at Altec—as well as play a major role in the lives of our customers who are responsible for keeping the lights on, trees trimmed, and televisions working.  If you possess strong design skills, a knack for problem solving, and a mechanical troubleshooting aptitude, this is the job for you.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a Master’s Degree in Engineering; excludes Technology
    • A degree in one of the following majors preferred:
      • Mechanical
      • Industrial
      • Biosystems (Agriculture)
      • Aerospace
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with team members and work with minimal supervision.
  • Willing to travel up to 25% of the time, potentially on short notice, which may include flying.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with 2D (AutoCAD) and 3D (SolidWorks) modeling.
  • Experience with Teamcenter or similar PLM software.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and principles.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Customer service oriented.


  • Learn Altec’s product lines and systems/rules/processes required for different Engineering roles at Altec.
  • Practice prudent engineering and effectively apply formal engineering training adding to the overall effectiveness of the Engineering Group and enhancement of Altec’s position within the product line.
  • Participate and contribute productively as part of Altec’s team-oriented design, manufacture and customer service/support efforts.
  • Operate with appropriate entry-level decision-making latitude within the scope of an assignment.
  • Know and apply fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures in the engineering field.
  • Communicate with customers on issues of technical specifications, product design and operation as appropriate.
  • Provide technical support to sales associates.
  • Support Operations, Sales, and Service.
  • Interface directly with Suppliers and Customers.
  • Learn and Utilize Lean principles to improve our products and processes.
  • Work within any of the Altec departments as assigned to grow knowledge and skill for future Altec positions.
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement Initiatives

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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