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!

  • Machine Technician

  • Dickson, TN

FUNCTION

Perform duties to assist supervisor to maintain the flow of work and to ensure product quality and quantity is achieved by performing setups and startups of production machines. Troubleshoot manufacturing processes and secondary production operations.

Second Shift (afternoons): 2:48p.m. – 11:00p.m.
Third Shift (nights): 10:48p.m. – 7:00a.m.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.
  • Evaluate and monitor productions lines and tooling modifications and repairs.
  • Monitor production to ensure customer specifications and established quality standards are maintained.
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, and job orders.
  • Monitor and confer with supervisor to update all processing parameters on Bill of Materials, cycle sheets, etc.
  • Select and audit products during processing to ensure adherence to quality standards such as dimensions and performance.
  • Supply approved first-piece parts to production supervisor or designee to ensure current quality standards are met.
  • Perform moisture analysis of material as needed, taking into account shift usage and available dry resin.
  • May supervise machine operators to ensure quality production of parts.
  • Responsible to work to performance/output standards per work instructions to meet departmental expectations and customer demand.
  • Responsible to maintain attendance and punctuality per company policies and procedures.
  • Requisition material required to meet production goals.
  • Communicate and work with lead tech and/or supervisor to determine production priorities based on daily shift activities.
  • Maintain time and production records.
  • Assist with setup of lines, machines, and equipment and with material and die/mold changes.
  • Perform essential duties of machine operator.
  • Responsible to work per schedule and have prior approvals before working any overtime.
  • Recommend measures to improve production efficiencies, equipment optimization, scrap minimization, and quality improvements.
  • Notify supervisor and/or maintenance department of unusual problems.
  • Responsible for any other special projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school
  • At least 2 years of experience in similar environment
  • Forklift experience
  • Knowledge of variety of production equipment, power tools, and hand tools
  • Microsoft Office skills preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Customer Service Representative

  • Niles, IL

FUNCTION

Facilitate the entry, scheduling and expediting of customer orders. Answer customer inquiries concerning, product, pricing and order status. Field complaints, concerns and issues.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.
  • Accurately review and enter all orders, checking the feasibility of product application, pricing and commissions, where applicable.
  • Stay informed on product line(s) and/or seek additional assistance with product requiring more information.
  • Maintain professional phone and e-mail etiquette and respond to customer inquiries within established acceptable guidelines.
  • Responsible for monitoring phone system to ensure all calls are answered in a timely manner.
  • Respond to customer inquiries pertaining to unit prices, shipping/delivery dates, anticipated delays and packaging. Coordinate shipping arrangements, shipping document information and any additional information as requested by the customer.
  • Review promise date and late order reports daily, updating the system and notes as appropriate, as well as providing current ship date status to customer. Prepare and provide top 5 accounts (or as established by CS Manager or Team Leader) with weekly open order report.
  • Work with Schedulers to expedite orders at the customer’s request. Coordinate order changes with regards to product, quantities and extended ship or release dates with Schedulers and Shipping Department.
  • Provide technical liaison services between customer and product engineers.
  • Document, communicate and/or resolve all customer problems, keeping order and customer notes updated. Involve Team Leader when appropriate.
  • Provide backup during absences, answering calls, entering orders and fully servicing territories.
  • Communicate special pricing needs, large quotes, competitive pricing to appropriate business unit.
  • Responsible to maintain attendance and punctuality per company policies and procedures.
  • Prepares New customer maintenance form and presents to accounting with Customer’s first PO.
  • Process and follow up on RMAs. Initiate corrective actions via Quality Liaison and credits via Accounting as necessary.
  • Responsible for commission review and adjustment throughout the month, if applicable to assigned territory.
  • Responsible for any other special projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • 2-3 years Customer Service experience (ideally in a manufacturing/production related environment)
  • Proficiency in Mircrosoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • College course work helpful
  • Spanish speaking helpful
  • Maintenance Technician

  • Dickson, TN

FUNCTION

Perform duties to maintain and repair a variety of production and plant facility equipment and assist supervisor with ordering parts, standardizing components and maintaining repair parts inventories

Third Shift (nights) – 10:48p.m. – 7:00a.m.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.
  • Assist in engineering, developing, constructing and installing test equipment and fixturing.
  • Perform periodic tests or checks of all electrical equipment.
  • Maintain plant water treatment system and equipment, take samples as scheduled and make adjustments as needed. (dependent on facility)
  • Perform repairs and calibrate electrical and/or electronic instruments. (dependent on facility)
  • Responsible to work to performance / output standards per work instructions to meet departmental expectations and customer demand.
  • Responsible to maintain attendance and punctuality per company policies and procedures.
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair equipment breakdowns involving mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components.
  • Tear down equipment, rebuild and replace defective parts and component units such as: motors, gear boxes, clutches, bearings and electrical units as needed, reassemble and final equipment adjustments.
  • Perform equipment regularly scheduled preventive maintenance tasks as assigned.
  • Work closely with production personnel on equipment repairs.
  • Set short term priorities in responding to plant breakdowns and emergency situations and work on off shifts as directed.
  • Perform program changes and make diagnostic checks on production and facility equipment as needed.
  • Install and hook-up manufacturing equipment as assigned.
  • Perform regular checks on all building equipment such as sprinkler system, pumps, chillers, compressors, and power systems as required. (dependent on facility)
  • Lay out circuits and install electrical wiring systems to handle required loads for various parts of the plant, run lines, make connections, install proper safety devices and provide for necessary outlets and switches. (dependent on facility)
  • Responsible to work per schedule and have prior approvals before working any overtime.
  • Fabricate and machine parts as required and requisition repair parts as needed. (Only Maintenance Tech A – dependent on facility.)
  • Assist outside contractors on on-site projects.
  • Responsible for any other special projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Associates degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school.
  • Completion of basic hydraulic and electrical courses.
  • At least four years related experience.
  • Experience with various powered industrial vehicles.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Molding Production Supervisor

  • Dickson, TN

FUNCTION

Perform functions to supervise hourly work force engaged in the manufacturing of Company products.

Second Shift: 2:48p.m. – 11:00p.m.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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
  • Actively participate in 5S and STOP activities.
  • Ensure required PPE is available and worn properly
  • Participate in the development of JSA procedures and ensure employees are following these procedures
  • Supervise the activities of the department; assist with training, support and guidance; contribute to the performance evaluation process; determine the department’s staffing requirements consistent with the volume and budget levels, authorizing overtime as necessary
  • Inspect products to verify conformance to specifications and direct setup and adjustments of machines
  • Initiate or suggest plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments
  • Evaluate and prioritize work orders to assure on-time delivery
  • Ability to perform activities of those supervised
  • Ensure employees are meeting output standards and customer demand
  • Schedules machine time, eliminating unnecessary down time
  • Ensures productivity is completed at efficient levels by measuring cost of quality, on-time delivery, revenue per team member, and cycle time.
  • Investigate and recommend manufacturing processes in order to improve efficiency.
  • Conduct safety audits/inspections
  • Responsible for any other special projects as assigned

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent from two-year college, technical school, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of direct supervision
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in a manufacturing/production environment preferred
  • Experience with injection molding machines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal skills

WE OFFER

  • Competitive compensation
  • Exceptional benefits package that includes:  medical, dental, 401(k), short and long term disability, paid vacation, sick and personal time and tuition reimbursement
  • A safety focused, enriching, and team oriented work environment
  • Maintenance Supervisor

  • Lithia Springs, GA

FUNCTION

Directs and coordinates activities of workers engaged in repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment, and in maintenance of buildings, grounds, and utility systems of industrial plant, or other establishment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.
  • Develops preventative maintenance program in conjunction with engineering and maintenance staff. Ensure safety, job needs and specifications are maintained.
  • Coordinates and schedules the regular inspection and maintenance of fire systems and related equipment, disposal of hazardous wastes, and maintains hazardous waste emergency spill equipment.
  • Supervises department, provides training of workers to improve work performance and acquaint workers with company policies and procedures; provides support/guidance, conducts performance evaluation.
  • Determines the departments manning requirements consistent with the volume and budget levels authorizing overtime, as necessary.
  • Coordinates activities of workers fabricating or modifying machines, tools, or equipment to manufacture new products or improve existing products.
  • Directs workers in electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic maintenance, inspection, and repair of machinery and equipment.
  • Reviews new product plans and discusses equipment needs and modifications with engineers.
  • Works with the HR Liaison at local facility to communicate and support policies and procedures.
  • Interprets specifications, blueprints, and job orders to workers, and assigns duties.
  • Creates, manages and directs building and equipment preventive maintenance plans and activities using MP2 maintenance software.
  • Responsible for maintaining equipment spare parts inventory and managing tool crib.
  • Plans, develops, and implements new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of labor and materials.
  • Requisitions tools, equipment, supplies, and spare parts required for operations.
  • Confers with engineering manager & quality control personnel to resolve maintenance problems.
  • Schedules repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment to ensure continuous production operations.
  • Obtains quotes, schedules and directs maintenance resources for purchasing and installing new and replacement equipment and parts.
  • Responsible for any other special projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • College degree or university program certification.
  • 2 to 4 Years of experience in similar environment as Supervisor.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Proficiency with multimeter, micrometers, calipers, milling machine, drill press, grinder, scales, forklift, and hand tools.
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations as they pertain to this position.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills