Careers

A.L.P. is an established leader in the lighting industry, committed to its employees and poised for growth. Compensation is competitive, and a generous benefits package includes Health, Dental and Life Insurance as well as Tuition Reimbursement and 401(k). Employees enjoy a team atmosphere, opportunity for advancement and a learning culture that includes ongoing in-house training. If you have past experience or a new interest in the lighting industry, A.L.P. may have a career opportunity for you. If you see something that fits please send us your resume!

  • Process Engineer

  • Olive Branch, MS

Function

Provides technical leadership and support in maximizing process performance in assigned area or plant.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

  • Accept responsibility for your Safety and the Safety of others by using Safety awareness to eliminate unsafe acts and correct unsafe conditions.
  • Leads and support a culture of continuous improvement in both events and daily activity.
  • Leads improving Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost in assigned area and in the facility overall.
  • Is the In Control and Capable leader for the assigned area or process.
  • Ensures product is run to ALP and customer specification.
  • Ensures product documentation is up to date through active use of change control and ECN’s.
  • Leads, performs and teaches root cause problem solving.
  • Functions as the technical expert for hourly personnel, including process techs, in assigned processes.
  • Actively seeks to improve the capability and performance of machinery, processes, and people in assigned process areas.
  • Effectively plans, implements and directs projects, including capital projects.
  • Analyzes and drives action from KPI’s daily. Can connect KPIs to plant and area financial performance. Prioritizes actions based on KPI and financial impact.
  • Participates in new product development and existing product improvement. Ensures design for manufacture. Understands the customer’s utilization of the part and understands form, fit and function. Performs PPAP and communicates findings to customers.
  • Performs process capability studies and uses the appropriate statistical techniques to analyze the data and draw sound engineering conclusions.
  • Is a subject matter expert in metrology for the department, understands the various measurement tools available, and can run Gauge R&R studies following the procedure of the AIAG.
  • Has a basic understanding of statistical variation in manufacturing processes and can use basic statistical tools (SPC charts etc.) to understand any process.
  • Produces competitive analysis materials comparing product with its key competitors.
  • Responsible for all other duties assigned.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCED REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS ) in engineering or technical field from four-year college or university.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a plastics processing or similar environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, 2D and 3D CAD software.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Able to read, interpret, and manipulate drawings and understands tolerance stack.
  • Knowledge of controllers and PLC’s.
  • Ability to travel on occasion

Send resumes to careers@alplighting.com

  • Quality Manager

  • Charlevoix, MI

Function

Plans, coordinates and manages the quality assurance program designed to ensure quality production of products consistent with established standards by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following

  • Accept responsibility for your Safety and the Safety of others by using Safety awareness to eliminate unsafe acts and correct unsafe conditions.
  • Participate in Lean events and initiatives to support a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Facilitate and participate in safety initiatives as designated. (dependent on facility)
  • Formulate and maintain quality assurance objectives complementary to corporate policies and goals.
  • Oversee Quality Management System and or ISO 9001 program to maintain compliance with corporate quality initiatives, including internal facilitation and direct interface with outside consultants/facilitators and registrars.
  • Manage incoming sampling/inspection of supplied materials; assuring non-conforming materials are removed from facility.
  • Qualify new Technicians and Inspectors in quality control and ISO procedures, methods, and standards, as well as product knowledge and company policy.  Assure all training and qualifications are documented.
  • Oversee facility Field Service Report process and work to provide timely completion.
  • Monitor quality performance by gathering relevant data and producing statistical reports.
  • Serve as facility contact for regulatory agencies in regard to quality matters.
  • Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.
  • Work with new product design, development, and sampling.
  • Have direct contact with customers in regard to complaints, returns, and issues resulting from non-conforming products.
  • Hire, train, evaluate, or discharge staff, and resolve personnel grievances.
  • Develop or implement quality control systems, analyzing production, quality control, maintenance, and other operational reports to detect quality issues.
  • Prepare and maintain production reports or personnel records.
  • Coordinate or recommend procedures for facility, or equipment maintenance or modification, including the replacement of machines.

Education and/or Experience

  • College degree in Quality Sciences, Quality Engineering, or equivalent
  • Four years of managerial/supervisory experience in a quality/manufacturing environment
  • ISO 9001 implementation experience, lead auditing preferred
  • Six Sigma, TQM knowledge a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency in statistical software (i.e. Mini-Tab) a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal skills

Send resumes to careers@alplighting.com

  • Product Engineer

  • Lithia Springs, GA

REPORTS TO

Product Engineering Manager or Optical Engineering Manager (Dependent on Facility)

FUNCTION

Performs all functions required to design, develop and test a broad range of new products, special products and to modify and enhance existing products.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide technical assistance to customers, customer service, sales staff, and sales representatives including providing technical data and drawings for product literature and installation instructions for marketing and sales presentations.
  • Follow established NPD procedures and processes and ensure proper documentation is being developed for design and engineering efforts.
  • Design and develop new, special, or improved products; use team management skills to lead the design group during the conceptual phase of product development.
  • Develop product parts, component design and drawings, including material specifications, dimensions, structure, and tolerance requirements while working with production and manufacturing engineering departments to develop agreed upon product specifications as required.
  • Direct development of an action plan and estimate requirements for resources—management, labor, materials, and time required to complete projects.
  • Assess vendors for competence, capabilities, resources, and financial status.
  • Manage progress of development projects, compare actual costs with estimates, ensure proper documentation, including ECNs, and action plans are developed.
  • Where there is a local design group, work with that group to modify project plans as appropriate if problems arise.
  • Review and study existing equipment, facilities, systems, and processes to improve efficiency, increase quality, and reduce costs.
  • Coordinate marketing, purchasing, manufacturing and accounting, to estimate the cost and set tentative time schedules for new, special, or enhanced products.
  • Analyze trends of the industries we serve to develop innovative concepts and solutions using A.L.P.’s capabilities.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • 3 years minimum product design experience, 5 years desired along with lighting products experience
  • Experience designing plastic thermoformed, injection molded, compression molded parts and sheet metal parts
  • Familiarity with UL, CSA and other related lighting standards
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and Modeling Software such as AutoCAD and/or Solid Edge Software.

Send resumes to careers@alplighting.com

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