Engineering Supervisor

Location: Sandoval, Illinois
Opening ID: 31677
Job Family: Supervisors
Date Posted: Jun 25, 2024


Job Description

Why Join Altec?


Altec Fenex, located in Sandoval, Illinois, has just announced a leadership opportunity for an Engineering Supervisor. Reporting to the General Manager, this leader will play a vital role in facilitating the continued successful growth of the plant with ongoing support of product design for new customer orders and lean manufacturing. The Engineering Supervisor will coordinate all aspects of the engineering processes, overseeing a team that includes design and manufacturing engineering roles. This person passionately focuses on safety excellence and initiates design and process improvements that ensure high quality, minimize costs, and maximize productivity through effective utilization of labor, equipment, and materials. 

This position is an on-site, full-time role at the Fenex plant. If you would like to accelerate your career in a highly visible role, please consider applying today!

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More about Altec Fenex

Building on over 30 years of growth and success, Altec Fenex specializes in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of fiber optic cable splicing equipment and underground utility support systems supporting Telecom and Utility customers all over the United States. Altec Fenex is an innovative, financially sound company that is leading the industry and setting the standard of excellence. Approximately one hour east of Saint Louis, MO, southern central Illinois is a rural area made up of numerous neighboring cities and towns. There are several recreational lakes in the area for boating and camping as well as popular interests including fishing and hunting.

Altec Values: Customer First, Enjoyment of Work, Family, Financial Stability, Integrity, People are Our Greatest Strength, Quality, Spiritual Development, Teamwork


Responsibilities (examples of work performed)

  • Manages all Engineering activities while modeling safe & professional behavior, communicating clear expectations, and ensuring Altec values are present
  • Holds team accountable for work quality, output, and performance by developing and clearly communicating performance expectations
  • Identifies and implements design and product documentation improvements that improve assembly processes, accelerate new associate training, improve quality through more consistent build execution, improve customer technical support reference information
  • Works closely with Sales supporting Request for Quotes to generate engineered solutions for customers that align the customer needs with the plant objectives of building quality and profitable products
  • Works closely with the Plant Manager, Production Manager & Supervisors on successfully executing builds in production as designed, supporting build challenges in a timely manner when they arise, as well as facilitating ongoing design changes that improve safety, quality, manufacturability, and cost
  • Works closely with the Materials Manager supporting procurement activities including timely and accurate Bill of Material creation and changes, coordination with new suppliers/components, application/interpretation of Altec/industry component standards, technical assistance in resolution of supplier quality issues, substitutions & deviations, and other duties as needed
  • Works closely with the Quality Manager supporting quality in all phases of the process from supplied components, in-process assembly, and final product quality
  • Works closely with HR to help manage the compliance of staff with administrative policies and procedures
  • Supports recruiting and hiring of engineering associates when needed
  • Ensures alignment of Engineering goals with strategic objectives outlined by the General Manager
  • Supports the Leadership team’s objectives for the safe and profitable growth of the plant
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • A minimum 2 years successful management of engineering associates required
  • A minimum 5 years’ experience in engineering in a manufacturing environment with preferred product or industry knowledge. Experience in Electrical and/or mechanical design/systems/processes, Bill of Materials, & 3D CAD preferred
  • PC skills using spread sheets, word processing and other office management applications required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Some travel periodically is expected


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.

Experience Level Adjustment

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


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