Engineer - Control Systems

Company: Altec Industries , Inc. ( Learn More )

General Information
4 Year Degree
Not Specified
Up to 25%
Job Description Engineer - Control Systems

*Relocation is offered on a case-by-case basis

Why Join Altec? 

There is an Engineer opening at the Altec HiLine in Duluth, Minnesota, to participate on design teams to develop and test control software for Altec products. Develop the next generation of equipment in a company that is a leader in the utility equipment industry. Join a small, focused engineering team where you can have an immediate impact.

Is this your next career step?

  • Work on high-reach aerial devices up to 150’
  • The equipment is trusted by linemen to hold them over 100’ in the air while bonded on to 500,000 Volt power lines
  • Work in a facility that manufactures, assembles, and tests its own designs
  • Have the opportunity to contribute in a variety of areas
  • Hands-on approach is encouraged:  build your own prototypes, test your own designs
  • Altec Inc. is a financially stable company with a history of continuous growth, providing a pool of resources to draw on for support and with a focus on continuous improvement.  Advancement opportunities exist, with relocation potential around the country and around the world.

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

    Job Requirements

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with Electrical Engineering preferred
    • EIT registration or ability to obtain registration required
    • Experience with model based design using Matlab/Simulink
    • Experience with CAN communication is preferred
    • Current valid Driver's License
    • Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time, potentially on short notice, which may include flying

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

    Key Responsibilities

    • Participate on design teams to develop and test control software for Altec products
    • Review electrical component specification and application for compatibility
    • Review and create control system electrical schematics
    • Evaluate and test chassis interface with supplier components
    • Work with remote team members to maintain product architecture
    • Utilize data loggers to troubleshoot equipment and evaluate new designs
    • Embedded system design and component selection
    • Become part of Altec’s team-oriented design, manufacture, and customer service/support efforts
    • Communicate with customers on issues of technical specifications, product design and operation
    • Provide technical support to sales associates
    • Support Operations, Sales, and Service
    • Participate in Continuous Improvement Initiatives

    DULUTH was voted Outside Magazine’s Best Outdoor Town in 2014

    Come for the career and stay for the quality of life

    • Duluth is on the shore of Lake Superior, the biggest, cleanest body of fresh water in the world
    • Easy access to Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and to scenic North Shore of Lake Superior
    • The Lakewalk – a 5 mile paved walking/running/biking path along the lake shore with parks, sandy beaches, and rocky outcroppings
    • Canal Park – one of the top tourist destinations in the state, featuring unique lodging, dining, shopping, nightlife, music venues, museums, and other recreation opportunities on the shore of Lake Superior
    • Dozens of fantastic restaurants and 8 craft micro-breweries within Duluth and the surrounding communities
    • Vibrant local music scene, including the annual week-long Homegrown Music Festival
    • World class mountain bike destination – IMBA (International Mountain Bike Association) Gold Level Ride Center designation – one of six in the world
    • Over 50 miles of purpose-built mountain bike trails within the city limits, accessible by bike from any neighborhood in town, Lift-serviced bike park at Spirit Mountain within the city limits, Groomed trails for winter fat biking
    • Hiking, including access to the 310 mile long Superior Hiking Trail from within the city limits. Trail running
    • Kayaking – Rock climbing - Ice climbing - Sailing - SUP’ing (Stand Up Paddle Boarding) - Fresh water surfing (yes – surfing!) - Fishing – Hunting -Downhill skiing/snowboarding – Nordic/XC skiing -Snowmobiling - Ice fishing -  Snowshoeing

    • Competitive pay which rewards performance
    • Comprehensive benefits including 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, 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.