Technician Associate-1st Shift

Location: Osceola, Iowa
Opening ID: 31312
Job Family: Production
Date Posted: May 6, 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. 

Basic Qualifications


¨ Provide quality and timely workmanship on each job performed

¨ Prepare and assemble multiple components together

¨ Learn and operate all equipment and tools in the department

¨ Use and conduct proper care of PPE

¨ Perform re-work as needed

¨ Read blueprints and specifications

¨ Learn and follow all work instructions

¨ Follow established safety, environmental and quality policies, procedures and practices

¨ Support the Altec Production System (APS) and Lean Manufacturing by minimizing waste and improving performance

¨ Maintain work area and tools/equipment

¨ Move to other areas of production within the facility as needed

¨ Other job duties as assigned.



¨ High School Diploma/GED required.

¨ Ability to read, write, and comprehend required.

¨ Basic computer usage knowledge required.

¨ Ability to use measuring equipment and read blueprints and schematics preferred

¨ Excellent verbal and written communication skills

¨ General knowledge of the following preferred.

o Manufacturing / Production processes




Job tasks may be inside or outside, could be exposed to extreme weather conditions.

Moving objects, chemical and mechanical hazards, vibrations and noise

Weld smoke and fumes may exist

Fiber Glass dust may exist



¨ C-Clamp

¨ Computer

¨ Flow Meter

¨ Basic Hand Tools (wrenches, sockets, hammers, pliers, etc.)

¨ Hose Crimp

¨ Hydraulic jack stands

¨ Hydraulic pump

¨ Impact grinders

¨ Inspection tools

¨ Knife / Razors

¨ Manual/pneumatic impact tools

¨ Overhead crane

¨ Pressure Gauges

¨ Sanders

¨ Sheers

¨ Tape Measurers

¨ Forklift

¨ Varies by job



¨ Acetone

¨ Aerosol Sprays

¨ Caulking

¨ Diesel Fuel

¨ Fiberglass

¨ Gasoline

¨ Glues

¨ Hydraulic oil


¨ Lubricants

¨ Martex

¨ Multi-Purpose Cleaners

¨ Paint

¨ Paint Hardener

¨ Resins

¨ To be disposed of hazardous waste

¨ Varies by location and/or job


¨ Earplugs or Safety Earmuffs

¨ Safety Glasses / Goggles / Face Shields

¨ Safety Toe Boots

¨ Protective Clothing – Altec shirts and long pants at all times


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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