Robot Technician A - 2nd Shift

Location: Creedmoor, North Carolina
Opening ID: 31364
Job Family: Production
Date Posted: May 13, 2024


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

If you’re considering a career with Altec, Inc., there’s never been a better time to join us! Our Company was founded based upon values that place the customer first, and view people as our greatest strength. Altec has continued to grow, utilizing the same basic values, and over the years, those values have helped us to earn the trust and confidence of our customers worldwide. We remain committed to total customer satisfaction in everything we do. That’s why today, 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:

Altec Inc., founded in 1929, 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 sign maintenance industries in more than 120 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.

Our Values Sustain Our Vision:

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. Our values sustain that vision, our goals build upon it and our associates help to achieve it. Altec’s values are the cornerstone of our corporate culture and every Altec associate is considered an integral part of Team Altec.
Our Values (in alphabetical order): Customer First, Enjoyment of Work, Family, Financial Stability, Integrity, People Are Our Greatest Strength, Quality, Spiritual Development, Teamwork.


POSITION SUMMARY: Provide training and technical support for robot operators, along with leadership and support of the RCI enhancement process.  And perform as a Class A Welder. 

*Follow all safety regulations for the individual as well as other employees, including keeping the work area clean and in orderly condition as well as wearing all appropriate safety attire for the job that is being performed.

*Assist engineering in trouble shooting.

*Ability to read and understand diagrams and schematics for explanation to customers, suppliers, and Altec associates.

*Provide training for new associates in the technician’s respective areas.

*Facilitate effective interaction, teamwork, and communication with production teams and engineering.

*Assist in the development of routine maintenance procedures to insure optimal machine uptime.

*Assist in the specification, justification, installation and integration of new capital equipment.

*Be recognized as an expert in robotic welding to assist engineering teams on weldment design to facility automated welding processes during new product creation processes.

*Demonstrate the ability to write new programs for weldments and update existing programs in the event of an engineering change.

*Assist engineering with fixture design to optimize the capability of the robot and positioner design as well as reduce the amount of set-ups.

*Perform as a Class A welder. 

Basic Qualifications

Required Skills and Qualifications


  • Demonstrated ability to present technical information in both verbal and written forms.
  • Familiarity with basic computer skills.
  • Competence with basic office software including email, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • Possess good analytical, verbal, and written skills.
  • Must be personable and effectively interact with other associates, divisions, and customers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work under a moderate level of supervision.
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability of basic manufacturing/maintenance practices, calculations, and the Altec Production System principles.
  • Occasional travel required.


Preferred Skills and Qualifications:


  • Basic understanding of coding, software, or PLC’s
  • Knowledge of robotic programming including, but not limited to, Fanuc, ABB, or Universal Robotics



Work in an environment that is not environmentally controlled, including very hot conditions in the summer months and little heat in the winter. May also include being exposed to high place, using ladders or scaffolds, and working with hazardous equipment and under hazardous conditions on a daily basis. Required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including earplugs, safety glasses and/or goggles, steel toe boots/shoes, weld helmet, welding gloves, work gloves, and a welding jacket or protective welding sleeves.



High school diploma or general education degree (GED).



  • Minimum of 5 years of job-related experience as a welder and Altec weld certified.
  • Minimum of 2 years of specific job-related experience working with Robotics preferred.
  • Leadership or supervisory experience is preferred.



Calipers and other measuring devices, drills, grinders, hammers, saws, sheers.



Welding machinery, robotic welders, cutting tools, grinder, clamps to hold down steel.



Ability to quickly adjust to new machinery that may not be familiar to the candidate, aptitude to float throughout different automated welding jobs and work on various projects, Pulsarc welding skills, outstanding welding qualities, excel in MIG, TIG and stick welding, ability to use a Pulsarc machine, proficient in reading, writing and mathematics, ability to read blueprints.


Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Proficiency with machine coding on and offline, including but not limited to PLC, Fanuc robotics, or WeldPRO, ability to operate and troubleshoot manufacturing equipment.



  • Ability to successfully complete Basic Robotic Training Program (i.e. Lincoln Electric Automation)
  • Ability to successfully complete Advanced Robotic Training Program (i.e. Lincoln Electric Automation).
  • American Welding Society certified, Altec certified.
  • Training and testing to ensure proper use of a respirator. 


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

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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