Experienced Controls Developer

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Location: St Joseph, Missouri
Opening ID: 19005
Job Family: Engineer
Date Posted: Feb 19, 2019


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

Altec Industries is seeking an Experienced Controls Developer for our Focus Factory located in St. Joseph, MO. From customer interaction to custom product creation, Altec Engineers are leading the industry. Our mission is to profitably design, manufacture, and sell innovative custom products, services, and solutions to users of mobile telecom and utility equipment.


As an Experienced Controls Developer, you will design, develop and deploy technologies and systems for embedded controls on Altec products. 


Is this your next career step?

  • The equipment is trusted by linemen to hold them in the air while working on High Voltage power lines
  • Work in a facility that manufactures, assembles, and tests its own designs
  • Have the opportunity to contribute in a variety of areas
  • Hands-on approach is encouraged:  build your own prototypes, test your own designs
  • Play a critical role in developing new control systems for customer applications.
  • Possess strong designs skills and knack for problem solving and troubleshooting systems.


Altec Inc. is a financially stable company with a history of continuous growth, providing a pool of resources to draw on for support and with a focus on continuous improvement.  Advancement opportunities exist, with relocation potential around the country and around the world.


Customer First - Enjoyment of Work - Family - Financial Stability - Integrity - People are our Greatest Strength - Quality - Spiritual Development - Teamwork



  • Practices prudent work methods and effectively apply formal  training adding to the overall effectiveness of the Controls Group and enhancement of Altec’s position within the product line
  • Participates and contribute productively as part of Altec’s team-oriented design, manufacture and customer service/support efforts
  • Operates with some decision-making latitude within the scope of an assignment
  • Knows and applies fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures in the controls field
  • As directed, may assign work to technical drafting staff, Controls Engineering Technologists and Controls Developers (entry level)
  • Communicates with customers on issues of technical specifications, product design and operation as appropriate
  • Provides technical support to sales associates
  • Supports Operations, Sales, and Service
  • Interfaces directly with Suppliers and Customers
  • Utilizes Lean principles to improve our products and processes
  • Manages various sizes of Altec projects
  • May act as Team Lead.
  • Fulfills assigned responsibilities in one or more of the following roles


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline required
  • EIT registration or ability to obtain registration is required for engineering degrees          
  • Minimum of two (2) years' experience in an Controls Developer or engineering role.
  • Current Valid Driver's License
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work with team members and work with minimal supervision
  • Internal candidates will be an associate in good standing
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time, potentially on short notice, which may include flying.



  • Possess basic Controls Developer job knowledge
  • Able to effectively participate in design discussions and implement basic designs
  • Works well with internal and external teams
  • Demonstrated record of responsibility
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Motivated, goal oriented and persistent
  • Maintain Company confidentiality
  • Must handle stress and deadlines well
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement Initiatives


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



Altec Inc., founded in 1929, is a privately held company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.  We were 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 for 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.

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.


St. Joseph, Missouri is a friendly city planted down by the banks of the Missouri River.  Located less than 50 miles north of Kansas City it is known for its close community. Locals and new residents of St. Joseph form friendships at a variety of events such as jazz festivals, outdoor activities on a 26-mile green parkway and seasonal tailgating parties. In St. Joseph, you will surely enjoy ample opportunities to make new friends and memories. Find out more at: www.choosestjoseph.com

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.