Welder, 3rd Shift
at Altec, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/2/2019

Job Description

Why Join Altec?

Altec specializes in the design, manufacture, sale and servicing of aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes and specialty equipment, supporting customers in over 100 countries throughout the world. Founded in 1929, Altec is an innovative, financially sound company, building on 80+ years of growth and success, leading the industry and setting the standard of excellence.

Join the thousands who have made Altec their career decision! There's never been a better time to join us.

•Customer First •Enjoyment of Work •Family •Financial Stability •Integrity

•People are our Greatest Strength •Quality •Spiritual Development •Teamwork

 There are openings for Welders on 3rd shift at our facility in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

Altec Elizabethtown is a focus factory that specializes in the manufacturing and final assembly of aerial devices for the telecommunications and utility industries.


Perform welding and metal preparation tasks such as sanding and grinding configurations.

• Perform Mig welding by using a variety of arc and gas welding equipment.
• Read and interpret schematics (blueprints).
• Read and interpret work orders.
• Use basic hand tools such as tape measurer and specialty equipment.
• Follow established safety and quality policies, procedures, and practices.
• Learn and operate all equipment within the work area (cell).
• Perform rework as required.
• Support APS (Altec Production System) initiatives. May participate in RCI events.
• Willing to move to other work areas in order to support production needs. (Cross-train).
• Maintain daily time records.
• Willingness and ability to train new/current associates.
• Maintain and complete any necessary documentation or paperwork.
The work may involve one or more of the following job requirements:
• Lifting, pushing, pulling or extending above the head, items weighing 40-75 pounds.
• Lifting, bending and turning at the waist simultaneously.
• Standing, stooping or walking three to five hours at a time.
• Operating mechanical equipment.
• Using manual/pneumatic-impact tools.
• Reading blueprints or schematics.
• Reading tape measurements.
• Exposure to temperature extremes.
• Exposure to paint and paint-related work items (i.e. acetone or other solvents).
• Wearing personal protective equipment (steel-toed shoes, safety glasses, goggles, face shields, hearing protection, etc.).

Basic Qualifications

• High School Diploma/GED from an accredited institution is required.
• Ability to read, write, and comprehend required.
• Basic computer usage knowledge.
• Ability to read tape measures, blue prints, and schematics required.
• Vocational training and previous experience in welding desired.
• Ability to obtain AWS weld certification in 3G and 4G required.


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.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altec is the leading provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications and contractor markets. We provide products and services in over 100 countries throughout the world.

For over 80 years, Altec has been a company committed to excellence. Our products are the industry leaders and are consistently raising the bar through innovative product design, integrated safety features, and continued dedication to total customer satisfaction.

The history, tradition and culture of Altec are founded on our values. Our values are as follows:

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

Altec promotes an environment built on teamwork where knowledge is shared and innovative solutions are the result. The expertise of our Team is as critical to our success as is the effectiveness of our products and solutions. At Altec, you can personally excel and work with peers to build the industry's most innovative products and solutions.

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