Materials Associate

Location: Sterling, Massachusetts
Opening ID: 18200
Job Family: Production
Date Posted: Jun 28, 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 receive and deliver parts and materials to stocking areas, production areas, and other departments.  To pick/pack/ship product to other departments, other divisions, and customers. To accurately receive in all incoming freight for production and coordinate shipping of outbound items in a timely matter, assist in other areas of materials as needed.


  1. To provide quality and timely workmanship on each job performed.
  2. Follows all established safety & quality policies and practices.
  3. Learn and follow all work instructions.
  4. Learn and operate all equipment within the department.
  5. Support APS initiatives – Lean Manufacturing
  6. Rotate responsibilities as needed.
  7. Computer program usage – Ability to learn Oracle data base / Altec Navigator
  8. Visually check in all deliveries; looking for accuracy of order vs shipment and quality
  9. Receive all deliveries in Oracle (computer)
  10. Clearly label all product and put in its proper area, utilizing forklift when necessary
  11. Ship any outgoing packages
  12. File claims when necessary with freight companies
  13. Complete RMR's for returns as needed
  14. Back up for Forklift operator
  15. Pulling Parts
  16. Staging for Production
  17. Receiving
  18. Material Control Organization
  19. Restocking Material

• High School Diploma/GED required.
• Ability to read, write, and comprehend required.
• Basic computer usage knowledge desired
• Vocational Training in lieu of experience will be considered.


  1. Assist co-workers as needed.
  2. Perform cleanup of area.
  3. Verbal & written communication skills required
  4. Mental abilities:  Reading, calculation, measuring, planning, multi-tasking
  5. Environmental conditions: Exposure to noise, cold, heat, strong smells
  6. Must have a good attitude, be team oriented & work well with others

Altec is currently experiencing record growth and is committed to hiring candidates who will continue that record of success.

Responsibility for Safety:
• Safety In everything we do

Responsibility to Prevent Errors:
• Ensures appropriate reviews have been performed as needed for high quality 

Mental Alertness:
• Continuous attention to all job functions ensuring quality products


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.


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