Applications Systems Engineer - Indianapolis, IN

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Opening ID: 25874
Job Family: Engineer
Date Posted: Apr 1, 2022


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.


The incumbent works in an entry-level capacity under the guidance of more experienced engineer and associates.  


  • Develops processes, documentation, and systems to meet customer requirements
  • Basic understanding of fluid power and electrical systems is preferred
  • Associate will be responsible for creating electrical and hydraulic schematics as well as bills of materials
  • Has direct contact with manufacturing, service, sales, and suppliers
  • May interact directly with customers to define requirements, propose solutions, and provide support
  • Practices prudent engineering and effectively applies formal engineering training adding to the overall effectiveness of the Engineering Group and enhancement of Altec’s position within the product line.
  • Participates and contributes productively as part of Altec’s team-oriented design, manufacturing, and customer service/support efforts.
  • Communicates effectively on issues of technical specifications, product design and operations
  • Ensure production prints support the Altec Production System and deliver quality designs to production
  • Learns and applies relevant standards
  • Learns and utilizes Lean principles to improve our products and processes
  • Participates on various sizes of Altec projects
  • Works within any of the Altec departments as assigned to grow knowledge and skill for future Altec positions

  • ABET EAC certified Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a Master’s Degree in Engineering.
  • 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.

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


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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