Design Engineer

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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.
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.

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.


Our immediate need is for a Design Engineer at our Southern Operations Plant in Birmingham, AL.  Duties of the position are as follows:

  • Using standard operating procedures, established engineering processes and basic calculations, successfully complete in an efficient and timely manner routine engineering assignments that may include research, testing, design and development
  • Develop the ability and demonstrate the initiative, to complete tasks in a manner requiring less direct and immediate supervision that would be required in the initial phases of the Associate Engineer's employment
  • Apply engineering procedures and calculations to develop solutions to problems requiring some minor level of innovation
  • With technical guidance from more senior engineers, gather and evaluate engineering data in order to apply knowledge to relevant assignments
  • Interact in an effective and appropriate manner with other Altec personnel and customer representatives, as appropriate, in order to complete projects and assignments
  • Develop the skills necessary to become an Engineer
  • All other duties as assigned 


  • Produce/evaluate new designs and components to improve quality, cost and performance based on specialized knowledge of engineering principles with support of other functional engineers, manufacturing, supply management and other personnel
  • Research and evaluate new materials, equipment, and processes
  • Develop component drawings and prototypes
  • Identify sources of products, materials and components
  • Ensure designs meet customer requirements
  • Provide Customer support 


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


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.