Built To Connect - Astec

Structural Engineer-Jerome Ave

Job Title
Structural Engineer-Jerome Ave
Job ID
Chattanooga,  TN
Other Location

At Astec, we believe in the power of connection and the importance of building long-lasting relationships with our employees, customers and the communities we call home. With a team more than 4,000 strong, our employees are our #1 advantage. We invest in skills training and provide opportunities for career development to help you grow along with the business. We offer programs that support physical safety, as well as benefits and resources to enhance total health and wellbeing, so you can be your best at work and at home.
Our equipment is used to build the roads and infrastructure that connects us to each other and to the goods and services we use. We are an industry leader known for delivering innovative solutions that create value for our customers. As our industry evolves, we are using new technology and data like never before.
We’re looking for creative problem solvers to build the future with us. Connect with us today and build your career at Astec.



Key Deliverables
  • To be successful in t Designing Astec Industries plants, products, and systems.
  • Developing engineering calculations.
  • Providing layout drawings and sketches to Engineering Department drafters for completion of detail drawings and check detail drawings provided by drafters to oversee revisions as required.
  • Responding to draftsmen’s questions and will assist in solving related problems. Working from existing designs, responsible for design adaptations and alterations to meet customer requirements.
  • Recommend and implement design changes to equipment so as to reduce manufacturing costs and improve product performance.
  • Inspect equipment prior to shipping to verify proper construction.
  • Work with fabrication shop personnel and foremen as required to train and educate them on proper construction techniques.
  • Work with end users of equipment to resolve complaints and recommend and oversee field repairs as necessary.
  • Provide recommendations to salespeople and end users of equipment on modifying existing equipment so as to make possible the upgrading of existing equipment.
  • Travel to plant installations and measure existing equipment and make layout drawings and sketches of proposed modifications to equipment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Undergraduate, 4-year Civil Engineering Degree required, with an emphasis on Structural Design preferred.
  • Written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Training and/or experience in using AutoCAD or similar CAD software is required.
  • Computer skills utilizing finite elements analysis and structural analysis software is preferred.
  • Must be able to work satisfactorily as a team member.
  • Must be able to meet regular attendance requirements.

  • None

Ability to solve practical problems relating to the position and effectively deal with a variety of situations relating to job requirements, including dealing with employees, management, and customers.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop and kneel, or crawl; and talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee must occasionally move and/or lift up to 40 pounds.  This position is required to operate an automobile and travel by airplane.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 Our Culture and Value
  • Employees that become part of Astec embody the values below throughout their work.
  • Continuous devotion to meeting the needs of our customers
  • Honesty and integrity in all aspects of business
  • Respect for all individuals
  • Preserving entrepreneurial spirit and innovation
  • Safety, quality and productivity as means to ensure success

Travel Requirements: Less than 5 %

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to risk of injury in an office environment and occasionally a manufacturing shop plant environment.  Duties include a typical office setting including extensive computer work, sitting or standing. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Manufacturing Environment
Shop manufacturing environment exposures include exposure to moving mechanical parts, machinery, tools and equipment, vibration, fumes or airborne particles, motorized vehicles, welding and machining operations, outside weather conditions and exposure to the risk of electric shock.  The employee may occasionally be exposed to varying levels of dirt, dust, toxic or caustic chemicals, very warm and/or very chilly temperatures.  The noise level in the shop can be very loud at times consistent with an industrial assembly facility and may require hearing protection. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Astec does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, gender (sex), sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, citizenship status, a person’s veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law or executive order.


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