Co-op - Controls Developer, starting Summer 2020

Location: Creedmoor, North Carolina
Opening ID: 21290
Job Family: Engineer
Date Posted: Feb 12, 2020


Job Description


Develop the next generation of equipment in a company that is a leader in the utility equipment industry.  Join a focused engineering team where you can have an immediate impact in developing Altec's next world-class product.


Altec specializes in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes, telecom, and specialty equipment, supporting customers in over 100 countries throughout the world.


Customer First Enjoyment of Work Family Financial Stability Integrity People Are Our Greatest Strength Quality Spiritual Development Teamwork


Altec control system design process involves working with customers to develop an idea and support it through the Altec Product Development Process and into the hands of our customers. Our control systems utilize the Model Based Design methodology via The Mathworks Matlab and Simulink controls development environment. We seek to implement classical closed loop controls, with an eye towards emerging advanced controls strategies.



  • Participate on design teams to develop and test control software for Altec products
  • Review and create control system documentation (electrical schematics, component prints, specification documents, functional requirements, etc)
  • Review electrical component specification and application for compatibility
  • Evaluate and test new control system components
  • Utilize data loggers to troubleshoot equipment and evaluate new designs
  • Become part of Altec’s team-oriented design, manufacture, and customer service/support efforts
  • Support Operations, Sales, and Service
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement Initiatives



  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline:
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering with controls concentration
    • Agricultural Engineering with controls concentration
    • Computer Science
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Candidates must have drive, initiative and a desire to work in a manufacturing setting. Successful candidates will have excellent communication skills, ability to interact with all levels of the organization, computer skills, strong analytical, problem solving and time management skills. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.


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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