Controls Systems Developer

Location: St Joseph, Missouri
Opening ID: 31059
Job Family: Engineer
Date Posted: Apr 5, 2024


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

Altec Industries is seeking a Control Systems Developer able to work at one of our Focus Factories in multiple locations.

As a Controls Developer, you will design, develop, and deploy technologies and systems for embedded controls on Altec products. 

Interact with the product you create?

  • Own the development from beginning to end and support the equipment during and after production.
  • Interact directly with end users/customers, and market managers to get first-hand knowledge of product use(s).
  • Work in the manufacturing facilities that are producing the equipment being developed.
  • Personally operate the equipment in development
  • Participate and contribute as a key player in Altec’s team-oriented design, manufacture, and customer service/support efforts. 

Customer First - Enjoyment of Work - Family - Financial Stability - Integrity - People are our Greatest Strength - Quality - Spiritual Development – Teamwork.

The job level is able to be adjusted if the candidate meets the qualifications for jobs of a more experienced level in the career path.


  • ABET EAC certified Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a Master’s Degree in Engineering is required for engineering degrees.
  • A foundation can be found in Mechanical Engineering (often with controls, computer science, or mechatronics emphasis/minor), Electrical Engineering (embedded system design emphasis), Agricultural Engineers (with system design emphasis).
  • Or a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, e.g., Computer Science.
  • Preferred skill sets can be found in projects working with CAN communication, model-based design such as Matlab/Simulink, LabVIEW, or with an Arduino.
  • Prior interaction with Altec team at a recruitment event or previous intern/Coop experience with Altec highly preferred.


  • Develop and validate controls logic.
  • Embedded system design and component selection.
  • Develop interface pages/material for configuring, troubleshooting, and servicing machines.
  • Curate information locally on machine that can be transmitted via telematics to further product knowledge and generate insights for customers.
  • Review electrical component specification and application for compatibility.
  • Work with remote team members to maintain product architecture.
  • Communicate with customers on issues of technical specifications, product design and operation. 
  • Support Operations, Sales, and Service.

Altec’s primary products include Aerial Devices, Digger Derricks, Cranes, Tracked Equipment, and Specialty Products. They can be found across the U.S. and in over 100 countries around the world. In addition to our 8 major manufacturing facilities, Altec has three final assembly plants, 40+ service centers and an extensive network of field service technicians. Altec’s products – Made in America – provide a comprehensive line of equipment that gives utility, telecommunications, and other essential service providers the tools to build and maintain critical infrastructure.

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, 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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