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Associate Designer - Military Veterans

at Altec

Why Join Altec?

If you're considering a career with Altec, there's never been a better time to join us! Our company was founded on values that place the customer first and prioritize our people as our greatest strength. Over the years, those values and our talented associates have helped us to earn the trust and confidence of customers worldwide. Today, Altec is an innovative, financially sound company that sets the standard of excellence in design, manufacturing and service - and that's why we're the ideal place for you to grow your career.

Founded in 1929, Altec 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 signs markets. We help our customers dig deeper and reach higher in more than 100 countries around the world.



* Completes routine design work, such as creating models and drawings of structures and equipment systems derived from layouts and sketches


* Creates and updates basic and routine CAD drawings; performs simple part setup and maintenance in ERP system

* Consults with engineers and/or technical experts regarding design solutions and design standards

* Follows established technical specifications to prepare models and drawings

* All other duties as assigned

* None


* Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills

* Demonstrated record of responsibility

* Extremely detail oriented

* Work well in a team environment

* Must manage deadlines well

* Some travel will be required, potentially on short notice, which may include flying

* Ability to work with other team members for direction and support while completing tasks independently

Responsibility to Prevent Errors:

* Ensures appropriate technical reviews have been performed as needed for high quality

* Follow all established processes and guidelines

Responsibility for Safety:

* Safety In everything we do

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 program; Improper handling will have considerable effect on operational result; Must often deal with matters requiring explanation, persuasion and obtaining of approvals

Basic Qualifications


* High School Diploma or GED required

* Four year applicable degree

* Two year applicable degree

* Mechanical Design Certificate ("Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate in Mechanical Design" meets this requirement)

* Two years' of drafting experience

* 3D CAD Preferred (for Mechanical Drafters)

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Must be able to work independently and take direction


Altec offers a competitive salary that rewards performance and dedication, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Program

  • Retirement 401(k) Traditional or Roth Program Options with Company Match

  • Vacation and Holidays

  • Parental Leave

  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Leave

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Tuition Assistance Program

  • Employee Assistance and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program

  • Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

  • Supplemental Insurance including Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness and Accident Insurance

  • Additional Wellness Programs and Rewards Available

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.

Experience Level Adjustment

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

Duluth, MN


Altec is more than just another company. We’re a team that believes in family and the value of hard work, and we pride ourselves on helping associates build lasting careers. Altec is a custom manufacturer and our associates are challenged every day to build new solutions to make our customers' jobs easier, whether that’s keeping the lights on, trimming trees or lifting building materials to new heights.

Altec is a leading provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, lights and signs, and contractor markets. We deliver products and services in more than 100 countries throughout the world. 

The history, tradition and culture of Altec are founded on our values:

  • Customer first
  • Enjoyment of work
  • Family
  • Financial stability
  • Integrity
  • People are our greatest strength
  • Quality
  • Spiritual development
  • Teamwork

The typical Altec team member is hands-on, driven, high energy and creative, much like our U.S. Military and their families. That's why we have made it our mission to bring more veterans and military spouses onto our team!

Apply today! We value your background and understand your resume. Let us help you transfer those skills to a civilian career you can be proud of and grow in.

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