Applications Engineer

Location: Daleville, Virginia
Opening ID: 31112
Job Family: Engineer
Date Posted: Apr 9, 2024


Job Description

Your Organization

Why Join Altec?

Are you looking for an opportunity to build and grow your career? Are you searching for a path that leads to learning and fulfilment in an exciting, innovative environment? Our next big thing could be you!

If you’re considering a career with Altec, Inc., there’s never been a better time to join us! Altec was founded based upon values that place the customer first, and view people as our greatest strength. Altec is an innovative, financially sound company that is setting the standard of 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.

Our Company:
Founded in 1929, Altec is a privately held company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. We are the leading provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, lights and signs, and contractor markets. We specialize in the manufacture of aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes and specialty equipment and deliver products and services in more than 100 countries throughout the world
. Altec invests more resources than any other manufacturer in the advancement of safety and reliability.

Our Values Sustain Our Vision:

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

Altec continues to pursue a singular vision: To be recognized by customers as the preferred supplier of products, services and solutions in all markets we serve. Altec’s values are the cornerstone of our corporate culture and every Altec associate is considered an integral part of Team Altec.


Altec Roanoke:

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains within the Botetourt Greenfield Business Park, our location specializes in the manufacturing and final assembly of aerial devices, cranes and digger derricks. We occupy an 80-acre campus that was in built in 2001 and are currently the second-largest production facility among Altec’s US and Canada locations.


  • Create custom designed Altec solutions to meet Customer specific requirements
  • Work closely with other Applications Engineering team members to design structural and mechanical components and develop custom electrical and hydraulic systems
  • Generate 3D computer modeled drawings for both Customer approval and for use during fabrication and assembly of the product
  • Interface directly with Sales and Customers throughout the entire build process including being involved in pre-build spec reviews and pre-delivery customer inspections
  • Support Operations and Service by hands-on and remote troubleshooting, working alongside Altec technicians and other engineers
  • Collaborate with other teams within Altec to establish and maintain lean principles by being involved in and leading kaizen events to improve our products and processes
  • Develop short and long term career path goals by working with immediate supervisor and other Altec departments and facilities to grow product knowledge and skill

Basic Qualifications

  • ABET EAC Certified Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a Master’s Degree in Engineering, excludes Engineering Technology degrees
  • 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

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


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.