Fabricator I - Pipe Bender/Chopsaw (1st Shift)

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.


Set up, operate, or tend machines to cut steel material.  Fabricate, position and form structural metal/fiberglass products.


Follow all safety regulations for the individual as well as other employees, including keeping the work area clean and in orderly condition as well as wearing all appropriate safety attire for the job that is being performed.

  • Measure completed work pieces to verify conformance to specifications, calipers and square measuring tools.
  •  Read work orders and production schedules to determine specifications, such as materials to be used, locations of cutting lines, and dimensions and tolerances.
  •  Examine completed work pieces for defects such as chipped edges and marred surfaces, and sort defective pieces according to types of laws.
  •  With the aid of mechanical lifting devices, loads work pieces into machines.
  •  Start machines, monitor their operations, and record operational data.
  •  Test and adjust machine speeds and actions, according to product specifications, and using gauges and hand tools.
  •  Clean out barrel when it is full of dust.
  •  Ensure the correct tips/blades to cut the steel are positioned in the machine.
  •  Download the specified job on the computer and print it out.
  •  Inspect the chains that carry the steel sheets for defects.
  •  Unload sheet steel from trucks outside.
  •  Check the sheet steel before running through machine.
  •  If a forklift operator license is obtained, drive the forklift to dump scrap steel in proper disposal bins.
  •  Clean and lubricate machines.

Basic Qualifications


  • High School Diploma/GED required.
  • Vocational training in lieu of experience would be considered
  • Ability to read, write, and comprehend required.
  • Basic computer usage knowledge required.
  • Ability to use measuring equipment and read blue prints and schematics required.
  • General knowledge of at least one of the following required.

    • Mechanical
    • Manufacturing / Production processes

  • Ability to obtain forklift certification if required.
  • Keep a clean work area (5S).
  • Assist co-workers as needed.
  • May participate in RCI events.
  • May be required to learn Altec programs and/or systems.
  • Shift work may be required.

    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.

    Communication with Others:

  • Requires outside and inside contacts to carry out company policy and programs;  Improper handling will have considerable effect on operational results;  Must often deal with matters requiring explanation, persuasion and obtaining of approvals.
  • Benefits

    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.