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Staff Engineer

Company: Altec Industries , Inc.
Location: Mount Airy
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:

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. Responsibilities MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • With guidance from manager and more experienced engineers, directs some engineering decisions for the department
  • 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 others
  • 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
  • Manages various sizes of Altec projects and/or acts as Team Lead
  • Additionally, may have 3 or fewer full-time direct reports
  • Fulfills assigned responsibilities in one or more of the following roles PRODUCT ENGINEER
    • Produces/evaluates new designs and components to improve quality, cost and performance with support of other functional engineers, manufacturing, supply management and other associates
    • Researches and evaluate new materials, equipment, and processes
    • Develops specifications of products, materials and components
    • Develops test specifications
    • Develops and tests prototypes
    • Ensures designs meet customer requirements and provide Customer support APPLICATION/BODY ENGINEER
      • Converts order requirements into a proposal package for the Customer and a technical build package for Operations inclusive of Unit/Body/Chassis and all associate components and systems
      • Develops specifications of products, materials and components
      • Provide technical oversight to engineering technologists and designers MANUFACTURING ENGINEER
        • Ensures manufacturing is building product in conformance to current engineering documentation
        • Review the design of components and parts for design-for-manufacturability
        • Monitor costs, manpower efficiency, machine capability, space utilization, etc. and recommend as appropriate revisions in manufacturing methods
        • Lead continuous improvement efforts in the areas of Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety, and Productivity
        • Lead the integration of new designs into Manufacturing
        • Lead and implement Capital projects QUALITY ENGINEER
          • Develops and implements quality assurance systems.
          • Interacts with Customers, Suppliers, and all Altec departments to resolve quality issues
          • Identifies top warranty drivers, root causes and corrective actions EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
            • ABET EAC-certified Bachelor's Degree in Engineering OR Master of Science in Engineering from a college that offers ABET EAC-certified BS degrees OR Active PE license in the United States
            • Internal candidates - Minimum of four (4) years' Altec full-time experience, 2 of which must be after meeting the above education requirements
              • Applicable Masters counts as one year of experience.
              • External engineering experience, post engineering defree, counts 1 for 1 towards the experience requirement
              • Coop, Intern, Temp experience does not count towards the requirements
              • External candidates - Minimum four (4) years' experience in an engineering role after meeting the above education requirements
                • 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
                  • Demonstrated thorough understanding and ability in basic engineering practices and principles.
                  • Must effectively interact with other associates, departments, operations, distributors, vendors, customers, etc.
                  • Basic understanding of business principles and practice
                  • Must be confident, dynamic, and successful in working as part of a team
                  • Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time, potentially on short notice, which may include flying FINANCIAL BUDGETING, CAPITAL, AND/OR MANPOWER RESPONSIBILITIES:
                    • None 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 Responsibility for Safety:
                        • Safety In everything we do Responsibility to Prevent Errors:
                          • Ensures appropriate reviews have been performed as needed for high quality
                          • Follows all established processes and guidelines 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

Keywords: Altec Industries , Inc., Winston-Salem , Staff Engineer, Engineering , Mount Airy, North Carolina

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