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.

  • Purchasing Manager

  • Dickson, TN

FUNCTION:

Responsibility to diagnose dependent and independent demand for purchased materials,components, assemblies and services and work with authorized suppliers and vendors to acquire or process necessary items within required lead times.

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 purchase requisitions for content, clarity and accuracy and process as required.
  • Coordinate activities to procure goods and services, such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, and outsourcing to vendors.
  • Confer with vendors to obtain product or service information including price, availability, lead times, delivery options and delivery schedules.
  • Coordinate the acquisition of sample products for testing, observing, or examination.
  • Provide input and feedback on estimated products values based on knowledge and experience of market pricing.
  • Determine the best method of procurement, such as direct purchase, consignment or bid act accordingly.
  • Review bid proposals and negotiate contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.
  • Review demand plans, issue standard and blanket purchase orders and make order releases as required.
  • Expedite delivery of goods or provision of services to users or requestors as required.
  • Maintain manual or computerized procurement records, such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.
  • Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.
  • Approve invoices for payment as assigned and authorized.
  • Represent Purchasing in product development activities and coordinate new item sourcing activities as required.
  • Coordinate the placement of volume purchases on key commodities as required.
  • Work with suppliers and vendors to reduce material costs and delivery lead times.
  • Participate in the review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company procedures.
  • Participate in the establishment of purchase item inventory goals and compliance.Participate in the development and implementation of plans for inventory reduction goals and accurate inventories. Support phase out programs for obsolete and discontinued inventories.
  • Participate in the preparation and auditing of purchasing systems, processes and procedures standard work documents.
  • Participate in the execution of the supplier rating system process.
  • Support the implementation of Kanban and Consignment systems as mandated. Perform Kanban inventory audits and training.
  • Supervise and establish procedures for taking and valuing the year-end physical inventory. Monitor maintenance of perpetual inventory system to ensure the highest degree of accuracy throughout the year.
  • Maintain optimum inventory levels to ensure on-time deliveries meeting customer requirements while minimizing carrying costs and premium transportation charges.
  • Investigate and solve problems resulting from material shortages.
  • Develop, establish, and provide for the maintenance of reporting systems that relate to the materials function.
  • Keep abreast of new sources of supply to maximize use of just-in-time inventory practices.
  • Ensure the company’s established procedures are followed in connection with all Materials Department functions.
  • Motivate subordinates and develop subordinates’ skills to optimize their performance and their personal and professional growth.
  • Manage overseas purchasing, quality issues, and receiving reconciliation.
  • Interface with all A.L.P. locations regarding safety stock and order promising.
  • Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability.
  • Resolve vendor or contractor grievances and claims against suppliers.
  • Control purchasing department budget.
  • Track purchasing savings through competitive bidding.
  • Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.
  • Responsible for any other special projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university
  • Minimum of five (5) years of related experience and/or training in a similar environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers and suppliers.
  • National Association of Purchasing Managers (NAPM) (APICS) certification a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills

To apply please send your resume to careers@alplighting.com.

  • Corporate Lean Engineer

  • Charlevoix, MI or Dickson, TN

FUNCTION:

Create and coordinate company-wide continuous improvement to deliver bottom line, quantified results. Drive a Lean, Six Sigma cultural transformation throughout the business by building effective and responsive relationships across the business enterprise.

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.
  • Define participation and definitions of success for team members and internal/external customers.
  • Regularly interact with and provide insight and influence at all levels from business leaders to shop floor associates in leading and encouraging continuous improvement initiatives and work practices.
  • Evaluate and coordinate continuous improvement projects (e.g., kaizen events, point kaizens, major project teams, etc.) based on operational and financial data and qualitative analysis and influence on business goals and objectives.
  • Facilitate or lead continuous improvement events as a subject matter expert while empowering operational staff and associates to present ideas and create improvements and solutions.
  • Leverage best practices gained through continuous improvement activities to other activities which would benefit from implementation.
  • Promote/Publicize team contributions to enterprise success.
  • Design, develop and lead/facilitate individual and team Lean tools training.
  • Provide decisive leadership and team facilitation in the face of adversity – define tasks clearly, identify and coordinate resources, and execute continuous improvement go-forward plan.
  • Coach others to enhance their personal performance, setting focused targets and expectations.
  • Identify training needs to achieve and/or elevate team performance.
  • Provide proper reward and recognition to individuals/teams.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4 year BS Degree in a related field with 4 years of job-related experience or
  • 2 year AS Degree in a related field with a minimum of 7 years of job-related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, manufacturing/logistics, or engineering
  • Five or more years’ experience in operations, process improvement, or related functions
  • Certified Lean Leader and extensive experience in leading kaizen events
  • Certified Project Management Professional
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal skills

To apply please send your resume to careers@alplighting.com.

  • Machine Technician 2nd Shift

  • 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 set ups and start ups of injection mold 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 repair.
  • Monitor production to ensure customer specifications and established quality standards are maintained.
  • Interprets specifications, blueprints, and job orders. Monitors and confers with supervisor to update all processing parameters on Bill of Materials, cycle sheets, etc.
  • Selects and audits products during processing to ensure adherence to quality standards such as dimensions and performance.
  • Supply approved first piece off parts to supervisor or designee to ensure current quality standards are met.
  • 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.
  • Requisitions material required to meet production goals.
  • Communicate and work with supervisor to determine production priorities based on daily shift activities.
  • Maintains time and production records.
  • Sets up machines and equipment and assists with die/mold changes.
  • Performs essential duties of machine operator.
  • Responsible to work per schedule and have prior approvals before working any overtime.
  • Recommends 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

  • Associates Degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in similar environment.
  • Forklift experience.
  • Knowledge of variety of production equipment, power tools and hand tools.

To apply please send your resume to careers@alplighting.com.

  • Maintenance Technician 2nd and 3rd Shirt

  • 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 part inventories.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

To apply please send your resume to careers@alplighting.com.