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 your resume to careers@alplighting.com.

  • Coatings Operator 3rd shift

  • Charlevoix, MI

FUNCTION

Manufacture of Coated Products, sprays surfaces of manufactured products with material such as paint, enamel, glaze, gel-coat, or lacquer. Tends metalizing equipment that deposits decorative or protective coating of specified metal on metal, glass, or plastic objects. Packages materials and products.

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.
  • Inspect product for contaminants prior to coatings applications.
  • Responsible to maintain attendance and punctuality records per company policies and procedures.
  • Mask areas that are not to be coated, select coating liquid to produce desired color per Job Instruction Sheet & use spray gun to apply coating.
  • Clean parts, spraying equipment and brushes with various solvents and paint thinner product.
  • May coat areas inaccessible to hand sprayer or do touch-up painting with brush.
  • Prepare packaging containers as per job work instructions.
  • Record information such as quantity, time, and date packaged.
  • Responsible to work per schedule and have prior approvals before working any overtime.
  • Responsible for any other special projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • One to three months of related experience or training in a similar environment
  • Ability to read and comprehend technical instructions, short correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to complete daily production sheets
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Injection Mold Machine Tech 3rd shift

  • Charlevoix, MI

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.

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 production 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-off 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
  • Minimum Silver Level National Career Readiness Test (dependent on facility)
  • Microsoft Office skills preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Laser Operator 2nd Shift

  • Charlevoix, MI

FUNCTION:

Operate manufacturing laser machines.

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 previous shift’s production with operator being relieved.
  • Read operator instructions; review quality standards and specifications.
  • Contact Technician or Supervisor if parts do not meet quality standards as defined.
  • Set up and operate Pattern Machine.
  • Set up and operate Laser cutting equipment.
  • Set up and operate Metalizing and Coating equipment.
  • Remove part from machine or conveyor; inspect part, trim or mill to customer specifications, and pack part to packaging instructions.
  • Load steel/plastic sheet onto the Laser using the proper equipment.
  • Unload finished parts and stack according to size, shape and/or material.
  • Keep an accurate count of parts and record the data.
  • Record scrap or non-conforming product and report discrepancies to supervisor.
  • Ability to use a forklift, hoist, and crane and know the correct procedure to operate each.
  • Responsible for any other special projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • High School Graduate
  • One year related experience and training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Molding Machine Operator 2nd & 3rd Shifts

  • Charlevoix, MI

FUNCTION:

Operates manufacturing machines

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.
  • Reviews previous shift’s production with operator being relieved.
  • Reads operator instructions; reviews quality standards and specifications.
  • Contact Technician or Supervisor if parts do not meet quality standards as defined.
  • 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.
  • Remove part from machine or conveyor; inspect part, trim or mill to customer specifications, and pack part to packaging instructions.
  • Responsible to work per schedule and have prior approvals before working any overtime.
  • Record scrap or non-conforming product on Control Sheet and place in appropriate containers.
  • Responsible for any other special projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCED REQUIRED:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience in manufacturing environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Production Supervisor 3rd shift

  • Charlevoix, MI

FUNCTION:

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

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/EXPERIENCED 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 heavy duty press machines, progressive dies and coils, and injection molding machines (dependent on facility)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Die Setter 3rd Shift

  • Dickson, TN

FUNCTION:

Perform duties to set up and adjust injection molding equipment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform ordinary equipment lubrication, change hoses, tighten clamps and check for leaks.
  • Clean mold vents and pins, outer surface of mold, and press under mold operating area.
  • Set up correct machine program and clamp parameters.
  • Ensure proper set up of secondary equipment and proper installation of work platforms when required.
  • Obtain specified mold and other necessary material for indicated machine.
  • Lift specified die sections into machine using overhead crane or forklift and bolt into place.
  • Maintain acceptable mold change and set up times.
  • Work to develop ways to reduce changeover times to increase productivity.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • At least 1 year of experience in similar environment
  • Forklift and overhead crane experience
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Applied mathematics
  • Ability to read and understand measurements and leveling devices
  • Machine Operator 2nd & 3rd Shifts

  • Dickson, TN

FUNCTION: Operates injection molding machines.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Remove part from machine or conveyor; inspect part, trim or mill to customer specifications, and pack part to packaging instructions.
  • Reads operator instructions; reviews quality standards and specifications.
  • Contact Technician or Supervisor if parts do not meet quality standards as defined.
  • Record scrap or non-conforming product on Control Sheet and place in appropriate containers.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCED REQUIRED:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience in manufacturing environment
  • Material Handler 2nd Shift

  • Dickson, TN

FUNCTION:

Load and unload material conveyance and process equipment safely to facilitate production. Perform duties to move parts, materials, equipment, and components to designated areas in the plant utilizing forklift.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Sequence the delivery of parts according to needs of operation.
  • Ensure supplies for boxing and packing finished goods are available.
  • Maintain material conveyance and process equipment to facilitate production.
  • Inventory raw material and production output.
  • Pull and deliver components to production or assembly areas according to work orders or oral instructions.
  • Responsible for rotating the recycling and scrap containers on production floor.
  • Completes appropriate documentation regarding relocated material.
  • Stack, crush, dispose of, or recycle waste packing material such as cardboard cartons and pallets, paint filters, cleaning rags.
  • Take inventory and complete cycle counting.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCED REQUIRED:

  • High School Diploma or GED; competency in basic math
  • At least one year experience in similar environment
  • Forklift experience
  • Computer skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision