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!

  • Mold Maintenance 2nd Shift

  • Charlevoix, MI

FUNCTION

To setup and operate machine tools such as lathes, mills, grinders, and drill presses to maintain and repair molds to close tolerance drawing specifications.

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.
  • Review mold repair requests, problem solve with foam production personnel, to include establishing a mold maintenance schedule by prioritizing work orders.
  • Read blue prints for disassembly and assembly of tooling.
  • Identify from 80 different mold tools and their assembly.
  • Disassemble parts.
  • Perform maintenance to defined procedures.
  • Fit and assemble parts into complete assembly.
  • Verify dimensions and alignment of assembly.
  • Install mold parts in foam molding machines and test operation of components to ensure functionality and performance.
  • Coordinate repair of mold parts through the
  • Production Supervisor.
  • Prepare mold parts for repair in the machine shop for toolmakers.
  • Fit and assemble parts into complete assembly.
  • Verify dimensions and alignment of assembly.
  • Complete projects to defined maintenance procedures and instructions.
  • Repair fill guns, ejectors and water manifold systems.
  • Operate welding equipment to cut or weld parts, to include gas torch, tig and mig.
  • Operate drill press, belt sander, sand blaster, pedestal grinder, lathe, mill and numerous hand tools with thread pitch both inch and metric.
  • Perform the basics of mold tooling.
  • Provide the required mechanical tools to perform the job: wrenches, hammers, drivers, drill indexes, safety glasses, measuring tools, Allen keys, flash light, wire cutters and pliers.
  • Perform machine start-ups and shut downs to established procedures.
  • Perform housekeeping procedures to standards.
  • Responsible for any other special projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • A minimum of one year of successful related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 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
  • Planning and Inventory Control Supervisor

  • Olive Branch, MS

FUNCTION

Lead and supervise the PIC team.  Plan and schedule plant production.  Manage finished goods, WIP and raw material inventory levels to maximize service and turns while minimizing cost.  Work with the business unit and the sales team to develop and improve the sales forecast

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in Lean events and initiatives to support a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Identify and implement system and process improvements within scheduling and manufacturing to enable overall business process improvement.
  • Establish and maintain TPS based pull systems including Kanban systems to manage component packaging, WIP, and finished goods.
  • Further develop existing forecast and supply programs to improve inventory turns and cash cycle.
  • Improve forecasting tools and procedures through application of innovative ideas and projects.
  • For non-pull items, analyze inventory levels and product demands to determine reorder levels and safety stocks that will ensure product availability and minimize inventory costs.
  • Drive, promote and develop positive communication with the Business Unit and Sales to improve forecast accuracy and service levels.
  • Develop and maintain Forecast, master schedule and procurement plan based on history, seasonality and sales opportunities.
  • Create pull systems with suppliers for replenishment of key input items
  • Support new product development through cooperative scheduling of model introductions and managing product end of life.
  • Proactively review material supply and demand to determine actions appropriate to effectively manage manufacturing material supply.
  • Participate in the evaluation of quotations from our contracted manufacturers to assure all pertinent information is available to analyze for best possible price, quality and supply services.
  • Coordinate and plan requirements for new product introductions, including review of new BOM’s and dates for mold verification and full production.
  • Work cooperatively with the engineering and manufacturing to plan and execute new materials and products.
  • Review material shortages, stock outages, and safety stock levels while working with Manufacturing to meet customer requirements. Propose changes when needed.
  • Plan and prepare production schedules for manufacturing: create a master schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders.
  • Analyze production specifications and plant capacity data and perform mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing process, tool, and human resource requirements.
  • Plan sequence of fabrication, assembly, installation, and other manufacturing operations for guidance of production workers.
  • Confer with department supervisors to determine status of assigned projects.
  • Expedite operations that delay schedules, and alter schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.
  • Prepare production reports.
  • Participate in monthly and year-end inventory counts.
  • Supervise and develop the scheduler and the purchasing agent.
  • May prepare lists of required materials, tools, and equipment.
  • May prepare purchase orders to obtain materials, tools, and equipment.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Proven experience with complex planning, forecasting and product lifecycle programs.
  • Experience with Purchasing/Materials tools (MRP, Inventory analysis, part or supplier profiles etc).
  • Experience implementing and using Pull systems including establishing and maintaining Kanban
  • Experience with implementing and using scheduling software.
  • Proven people skills required, must have ability to work with others while effectively handling internal pressures.
  • Excellent Communication Skills (written and verbal).
  • Organizational and problem solving skills required.
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of Master Scheduling experience and Bachelor’s degree in
  • Business Management, or 10 years minimum progressive experience in production scheduling in a manufacturing/distribution environment
  • Experience with Product Development and understanding of product life cycles very strongly desired.
  • APICS certification

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.