Machine Operator - 1st Shift

Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Opening ID: 31646
Job Family: Production
Date Posted: Jun 24, 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 we view people as our greatest strength. Altec has continued to grow, utilizing the same 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 a 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 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: 
Customer First, Enjoyment of Work, Family, Financial Stability, Integrity, People Are Our Greatest Strength, Quality, Spiritual Development and Teamwork


About Our Duluth Location:

Meet Our Associates:


Purpose Of Position:

Operate machines to fabricate parts to support production.



  • Operate cutting machines, laser/plasma, press machines, saw, and manual cutting tools
  • Control and adjust machine settings to complete tasks accurately, according to specifications, and in a timely fashion
  • Read drawings and understands basic dimensions
  • Perform rework and repair tasks
  • Perform inspection of machined parts
  • Use measuring equipment to verify conformance to specifications
  • Load and unload components and tooling
  • Maintain daily time records
  • Support APS (Altec Production System) initiatives.  May participate in continuous improvement events
  • Move to other work areas to support production needs (cross-train)
  • Effectively assist and train new/current associates
  • Follow established safety, environmental and quality policies, procedures, and practices to include proper use and care of PPE
  • Maintain work area and shop tools/equipment
  • Shows commitment to Altec core values
  • Other job duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

Applicants must:

  • be able to provide a high school diploma/GED.
  • have the ability to read, write, and comprehend.
  • have basic computer usage knowledge.
  • know how to use measuring equipment and general hand tools.
  • be able to perform moderate math calculations.


Education, Experience, and Skills Desired:


  • Prior experience running laser, plasma, press-brake, or saw


  • Altec offers comprehensive benefits including affordable medical options, dental and vision care, matching 401(k), company-paid Basic Life, wellness programs, company events, tuition reimbursement, and paid vacation.

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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