Applications Engineer - Indianapolis, IN

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Opening ID: 25202
Job Family: Engineer
Date Posted: Nov 10, 2021

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

Responsibilities

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Further develop knowledge of Altec, Engineering practices, and technical leadership to prepare for Staff or Supervision roles. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Practices prudent engineering and effectively apply formal engineering training adding to the overall effectiveness of the Engineering 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 engineering field
• As directed, may assign work to Designers, Engineering Technologists and Engineers (entry level)
• Communicates with customers on issues of technical specifications, product design and operation as appropriate
• Supports Operations, Sales, and Service
• Interfaces directly with Suppliers and Customers
• Utilizes Lean principles to improve our products and processes
• May manage various sizes of Altec projects and/or act as Team Lead.
• Fulfills assigned responsibilities in one or more of the following roles

MANUFACTURING ENGINEER
• Ensures manufacturing is building product in conformance to current engineering documentation
• Reviews the design of components and parts for design-for-manufacturability
• Monitors costs, manpower efficiency, machine capability, space utilization, etc. and recommend as appropriate revisions in manufacturing methods
• Leads continuous improvement efforts in the areas of Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety, and Productivity
• Leads the integration of new designs into Manufacturing
• Leads and implement Capital projects



EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
• ABET EAC certified Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a Master’s Degree in Engineering
• Internal candidates - Minimum of two (2) years' Altec full-time experience
o Applicable Masters counts as one year of experience. 
o ***Coop, Intern, Temp experience does not count towards the requirements
• External candidates - Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in an engineering role after earning the Degree in Engineering
o Applicable Masters counts as one year of experience. 
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Must be able to work with team members and work with minimal supervision
• Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time, potentially on short notice, which may include flying.

OTHER POSITION SPECIFICATIONS:
• Demonstrated record of responsibility
• Extremely detail oriented
• Customer Service Oriented
• Motivated, goal oriented and persistent
• Maintain Company confidentiality
• Must manage deadlines well
• Participate in Continuous Improvement Initiatives

 

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.

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

*Females and minorites are strongly urged to apply!

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