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.

  • Supply Chain Manager

  • Niles, IL

FUNCTION:

Manage the day-to-day supply chain operations. Manage purchasing function in conjunction with the Plant Managers. manage the 3rd party freight relationship and all freight related matters. Manage customer stocking programs in conjunction with the business units and the overall inventory in conjunction with the Plant Managers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborates with other departments and stakeholders to identify and maintain resources needed to establish and provide an effective supply chain.
  • Establishes performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of factors affecting the supply chain.
  • Develops and maintains detailed inventories of materials and supplies located in the company, at sites, and in the factory.
  • Maintains required quantity of supplies and materials to meet sales forecasts while optimizing production.
  • Analyzes current inventories and procedures; suggests improvements to increase efficiency of supply chain and profitability for the company.
  • Develops policies to increase efficiency throughout the supply chain while ensuring quality and safety; implements subsequent changes to processes.
  • Negotiates prices for raw material and delivery with suppliers, vendors, and/or shipping companies.
  • Participates as an advisory member of the product development team, providing information and guidance on availability and cost of supplies and materials.
  • Acts as part of the team coordinating engineering changes, product line extension, or new product launches to ensure timely and orderly material and production flow transitions.
  • Monitors the performance of suppliers, assessing their ability to meet quality and delivery requirements; identifies and qualifies new suppliers in collaboration with other departments.
  • Responsible for stock order fulfillment and management including coordinating stock reviews, stocking agreements, system maintenance for report generation, and fill rates.
  • Coordinating the activities for inventory turns improvement across all stock products in cooperation with the producing plants and business units.
  • Responsible for reducing or minimizing the overall distribution costs for ALP, including inter-company freight.
  • Responsible for managing the freight activities within budgeted parameters and objectives.
  • Responsible for any other special projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Three years of experience as a supervisor, manager, or similar relevant position required with strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills with a proven ability to create and maintain positive working relationships with vendors, suppliers, shippers, and customers.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Thorough understanding of company products and logistics.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
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  • Material Handler (2nd Shift)

  • Dickson, TN

The Dickson facility has an opening for a material handler on 2nd shift (2:45pm – 11:00pm).

FUNCTION:

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Sequence the delivery of raw material according to needs of operation.
  • Maintain material conveyance and process equipment to facilitate production.
  • Inventory raw material and production output.
  • Responsible for rotating the recycling and scrap containers on production floor.
  • Completes appropriate documentation and computer data entry regarding relocated material.
  • Stack, crush, dispose of, or recycle waste packing material such as cardboard cartons and pallets.
  • Take inventory and complete cycle counting.
  • Responsible for any other special projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • High School Diploma or GED; competency in basic math
  • At least one year experience in similar environment; can operate a forklift, computer skills. Ability to work with minimal supervision
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  • Machine Operator

  • Dickson, TN

The Dickson facility has Machine Operator openings on 2nd shift (2:48pm – 11:00pm) and 3rd shift (10:48pm – 7:00am).

FUNCTION:

Operates injection molding 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 overtime.
  • Record scrap or non-conforming product on Control Sheet and place in appropriate containers.
  • Responsible for any other special projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Experience in manufacturing environment
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  • Injection Molding Machine (Process) Technician (2nd and 3rd Shift)

  • Dickson, TN

The Dickson facility is looking for a Machine Technician on 2nd shift (2:45pm – 11:00pm) and 3rd shift (10:45pm – 7:00am)

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
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
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  • Coatings Operator 2nd shift

  • Charlevoix, MI

The Charlevoix facility has a Coatings Operator opening on 2nd shift (2:48pm – 11:00pm).

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.
  • Inspects materials, products, and containers at each step of packaging process to ensure they meet customer standards.
  • Responsible to work to performance/output standards per work instructions to meet departmental expectations and customer demand.
  • 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.
  • Load parts into metalizer, operate metalizing equipment, unload parts, inspect and package to customers standards.
  • Operate gasket machine. Inspect and package finished 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.
  • Operate sonic welder.
  • 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
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  • Quality Engineer

  • Charlevoix, MI

The Charlevoix facility has an opening for a Quality Engineer on 1st shift.

FUNCTION:

Responsible for developing and facilitating activities with the goal of improving product quality, developing quality systems, reducing scrap and rework, and improving external and internal customer satisfaction. Takes a direct hands-on role in helping to identify improvement opportunities, and to lead/facilitate action plans and implementation.

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.
  • Supports Quality actions reporting metrics; provides data for tracking metrics. Assists in development of root-cause analysis and corrective/ preventive actions implemented to address non-conformances.
  • Communicate with process owners to resolve nonconforming conditions by developing and facilitating corrective and preventative actions.
  • Develop and document inspection and verification procedures for use by department personnel.
  • Perform internal audits of the quality system and verification activities as requested.
  • Develop, publish and implement Quality Assurance training programs for employees.
  • Maintenance of calibration on testing equipment.
  • Support and help guide organization through ISO Certification
  • Prepare quality reports as required by customers and by internal personnel, and keep all departments informed of company performance as part of management of customer returns.
  • Perform routine audits and/or onsite assessments.
  • Participate in audits, including closing out audit findings, creating audits finding reports and determine proper corrective and preventive actions.
  • Develop and suggest new and more efficient way to initiate standards and methods for inspection, testing, and evaluation of the current products throughout the production cycle.
  • Generation of DMAICs towards Continuous Improvement.
  • Summarize and report nonconforming information and evaluate trends and major causes.
  • Summarize and report defect analyses, corrective actions, implementation status and effectiveness.
  • Responsible for any other special projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Knowledge and experience of working to ISO standard including writing policies, procedures, and work instructions.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related technical discipline and/or applicable experience.
  • 5 or more years of Quality experience in a manufacturing sector required.
  • Must have working knowledge in metrology and gauge R&R
  • Must have experience in data analysis using statistical methods
  • American Society for Quality (ASQC) and Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Certification a plus
  • Lean Six Sigma certification desired
  • Must be proficient with MS Office suite of tools including advanced level Excel
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  • Laser Operator

  • Charlevoix, MI

The Charlevoix facility has a Laser Operator opening on 2nd shift (2:48pm – 11:00pm).

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
or
  • Material Handler

  • Charlevoix, MI

FUNCTION:

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

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.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for carrying out duties in order to meet departmental expectations and customer demand.
  • Responsible to maintain attendance and punctuality per company policies and procedures.
  • 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.
  • Responsible to work per schedule and have prior approvals before working any overtime.
  • 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. (dependent on facility)
  • Mix paint and spray parts. (dependent on facility)
  • Relieve operators on paint line, metalizer, uvalex machine, and gasket machine. (dependent on facility and department)
  • Clean equipment in media blaster, change filters in uvalex machine and paint booth, maintenance of spray gun. (dependent on facility and department)
  • Take inventory and complete cycle counting. (dependent on facility and department)
  • Responsible for any other special projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • High School Diploma or GED; competency in basic math
  • At least one year experience in similar environment; can operate a forklift, computer skills. Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
or
  • Machine Operator

  • Charlevoix, MI

The Charlevoix facility has Machine Operator openings on 2nd shift (2:48pm – 11:00pm) and 3rd shift (10:48pm – 7:00am).

FUNCTION:

Operates injection molding 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 overtime.
  • Record scrap or non-conforming product on Control Sheet and place in appropriate containers.
  • Responsible for any other special projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Experience in manufacturing environment
or
  • Machine Technician (3rd Shift)

  • Charlevoix, MI

The Charlevoix facility has a Machine Technician opening on 3rd shift (10:48pm – 7:00am).

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
or