Associate Designer-Controls

Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Opening ID: 19206
Job Family: Drafter - Designer
Date Posted: Jan 20, 2019


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.



  • To provide technical designs and documentation of hydraulic mobile equipment with an emphasis on electrical control systems.


  • With guidance from manager or engineers, generate drawings, schematics, control panel assemblies, part pages, and other technical documents
  • Structure and populate Bills of Materials
  • With guidance from manager or engineers ensure system designs comply with relevant internal and external standards
  • Present design solutions to project teams and customers
  • Assist with or lead prototype system installation and test stand development
  • Provide product support, utilizing other technical personnel as needed
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Identify when Engineering support is necessary and obtain that support to ensure a quality productOther duties as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

The job level is able to be adjusted at time of hire, if the candidate meets the qualifications for jobs of a more experienced level in the career path.

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Drafting Certificate or two years of drafting experience or two/ four year applicable degree
  • 3D CAD Preferred (for Mechanical Drafters)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently and take direction
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Motivated, goal oriented and persistent
  • Ability to work independently
  • Must handle stress and deadlines well
  • Able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks while ensuring quality work
  • 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


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.