Engineer II

Location: Mt. Airy, North Carolina
Opening ID: 31042
Job Family: Engineer
Date Posted: Mar 28, 2024


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

If you're considering a career with Altec, there's never been a better time to join us! Our company was founded on values that place the customer first and prioritize our people as our greatest strength. Over the years, those values and our talented associates have helped us to earn the trust and confidence of customers worldwide. Today, Altec is an innovative, financially sound company that sets the standard of excellence in design, manufacturing and service — and that's why we're the ideal place for you to grow your career.

Founded in 1929, Altec 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 signs markets. We help our customers dig deeper and reach higher in more than 100 countries around the world. 



  • Practices 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
  • 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
  • As directed, may assign work to Designers, Engineering Technologists and Engineers (entry level)
  • Communicates with customers on issues of technical specifications, product design and operation as appropriate
  • 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.
  • Fulfills assigned responsibilities in one or more of the following roles



  • Produces/evaluates new designs and components to improve quality, cost and performance with support of other functional engineers, manufacturing, supply management and other associates
  • Researches and evaluates new materials, equipment, and processes
  • Develops specifications of products, materials and components
  • Develops test specifications
  • Develops and tests prototypes
  • Ensures designs meet customer requirements and provide Customer support



  • Converts order requirements into a proposal package for the Customer and a technical build package for Operations inclusive of Unit/Body/Chassis and all associate components and systems
  • Develops specifications of products, materials and components
  • Provides technical oversight to engineering technologists and designers


  • 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
  • Leads continuous improvement efforts in the areas of Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety, and Productivity
  • Leads the integration of new designs into Manufacturing
  • Leads and implement Capital projects


  • Develops and implements quality assurance systems.
  • Interacts with Customers, Suppliers, and all Altec departments to resolve quality issues
  • Identifies top warranty drivers, root causes and corrective actions



  • ABET EAC-certified Bachelor's Degree in Engineering


Master of Science in Engineering from a college that offers ABET EAC-certified BS degrees


Active PE license in the United States   

  • Internal candidates - Minimum of two (2) years' Altec full-time experience
      • Applicable Masters counts as one year of experience. 
      • Coop, Intern, Temp experience does not count towards the requirements
  • External candidates - Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in an engineering role after meeting the above education requirements
    • Applicable Masters counts as one year of experience. 


  • 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.



  • None



  • Demonstrated record of responsibility
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Motivated, goal oriented and persistent
  • Maintain Company confidentiality
  • Must manage deadlines well
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement Initiatives


Responsibility for Safety:

  • Safety In everything we do


Responsibility to Prevent Errors:

  • Ensures appropriate reviews have been performed as needed for high quality 
  • Follow all established process and guidelines


Mental Alertness:

  • Continuous attention to all job functions ensuring quality products


Communication with Others:

  • Requires outside and inside contacts to carry out company policy and programs; Improper handling will have considerable effect on operational results;  Must often deal with matters requiring explanation, persuasion and obtaining of approvals


Altec offers a competitive salary that rewards performance and dedication, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Program
  • Retirement 401(k) Traditional or Roth Program Options with Company Match
  • Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Employee Assistance and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program
  • Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance including Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
  • Additional Wellness Programs and Rewards Available

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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