Content and Instructional Designer

Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Opening ID: 31741
Job Family: General
Date Posted: Jul 8, 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. 



Creates health and safety training or informational content for well-defined subjects on demand.  Works under limited supervision and has latitude in creativity and developing content to meet business needs. Some positions may serve as a lead resource for other Content Designers.


  • Collaborates with end users and subject matter experts to determine the best way to meet training or performance needs to comply with relevant safety and health regulations. 
  • Solicits feedback from all stakeholders to ensure training materials meet the needs of the end user and support business goals.
  • Creates efficient, effective, and engaging learning activities, course content, and job aids.
  • Integrates compliance requirements into training content.             
  • Communicates complex topics in a way that is easy to understand.
  • Designs illustrations, diagrams, animations, instructional hand-outs, infographics, presentations, and online courses
  • Captures and edits photos and videos needed for training material
  • Reinforces and supports Altec's unique culture through all training material and communication
  • Maintains training records, runs reports, and schedules appropriate training activities to meet needs.
  • Stays informed about industry best practices and emerging trends in safety and health training.


  • Four-year degree highly desired or equivalent directly applicable experience on a year for year basis


  • Proven experience in instructional design and content development, preferably in the safety and health field.
  • Proficiency in software tools to design illustrations, diagrams, animations, instructional hand-outs, infographics, presentations, and online courses (with correct use of fonts, shapes, colors, and composition) 
  • Possesses excellent written communication skills (job aids, effective copy, instructional text, audio/video scripts)
  • Possesses excellent verbal communication skills (one-on-one discussion, explanation, persuasion, presentation)
  • Travel of up to approximately 25% may be required

The job level may be modified upward based on the qualifications of the candidate


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.