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Design/Product Engineer - Entry Level/New Grad

Altec Industries

Altec Industries

Product, Design
St Joseph, MO, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 2, 2023

Why Join Altec?

Altec is looking for a Design/Product Engineer- Entry Level/New Grad to join the Product Development team located in St. Joseph, MO! Our Design Engineers get hands-on with the product and are responsible for all aspects of the design and deployment of our product lines. They also work closely with our Manufacturing and Service teams on the ongoing maintenance and support of the designs.

Building on over 90 years of growth and success, Altec specializes in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes, and specialty equipment, supporting customers in over 100 countries throughout the world. Altec is an innovative, financially sound company that is leading the industry and setting the standard of excellence.


  • Pursuing an ABET EAC certified degree in Engineering required
    • A degree in one of the following majors preferred :
      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Agricultural Engineering
      • Aerospace Engineering
  • Completion of Degree prior to start date required
  • 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
  • Prior interaction with Altec team at a recruitment event or previous intern/Coop experience with Altec highly preferred


  • Use engineering methods and techniques to design or modify components and systems in order to meet technical objectives on time
  • Areas of emphasis:
    • Machine Design
    • Structural Design and FEA
    • 3D Modeling
    • Hydraulic System Design
  • Analyze and solve complex product design, application, manufacturing, installation and service problems
  • Create unique, original product designs which may be patentable
  • Analyze new technologies for potential application in utility equipment Direct other engineers and technical support personnel to carry out specific design tasks
  • Analyze competitive product designs and report findings
  • Implement defect prevention procedures or processes in product design or application
  • Develop standards and procedures to improve the way we design and manufacture our products
  • Provide technical leadership for supervisors

Customer First - Enjoyment of Work - Family- Financial Stability - Integrity - People Are Our Greatest Strength - Quality - Spiritual Development - Teamwork

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

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, 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.