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.

  • 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
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  • Quality Manager

  • Dickson, TN

FUNCTION:

Plans, coordinates and manages the quality assurance program designed to ensure quality production of products consistent with established standards by performing the following duties.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in Lean events and initiatives to support a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Facilitate and participate in safety initiatives as designated.
  • Formulate and maintain quality assurance objectives complementary to corporate policies and goals.
  • Oversee Quality Management System and or ISO 9001 program to maintain compliance with corporate quality initiatives, including internal facilitation and direct interface with outside consultants/facilitators and registrars.
  • Manage incoming sampling/inspection of supplied materials; assuring non-conforming materials are removed from facility.
  • Qualify new Technicians and Inspectors in quality control and ISO procedures, methods, and standards, as well as product knowledge and company policy. Assure all training and qualifications are documented.
  • Oversee facility Field Service Report process and work to provide timely completion.
  • Monitor quality performance by gathering relevant data and producing statistical reports.
  • Serve as facility contact for regulatory agencies in regard to quality matters.
  • Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.
  • Work with new product design, development, and sampling.
  • Have direct contact with customers in regard to complaints, returns, and issues resulting from non-conforming products.
  • Hire, train, evaluate, or discharge staff, and resolve personnel grievances.
  • Develop or implement quality control systems, analyzing production, quality control, maintenance, and other operational reports to detect quality issues.
  • Prepare and maintain production reports or personnel records.
  • Coordinate or recommend procedures for facility, or equipment maintenance or modification, including the replacement of machines.
  • Responsible for any other special projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCED REQUIRED:

  • College degree
  • Four years of managerial/supervisory experience in a quality/manufacturing environment
  • ISO 9001 implementation experience, lead auditing preferred
  • Six Sigma, TQM knowledge a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency in statistical software (i.e. Mini-Tab) a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
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  • Process Engineer

  • Dickson, TN

FUNCTION:

Provides technical leadership and support in maximizing process performance in assigned area or plant.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Accept responsibility for your Safety and the Safety of others by using Safety awareness to eliminate unsafe acts and correct unsafe conditions.
  • Leads and support a culture of continuous improvement in both events and daily activity.
  • Leads improving Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost in assigned area and in the facility overall.
  • Is the In Control and Capable leader for the assigned area or process.
  • Ensures product is run to ALP and customer specification.
  • Ensures product documentation is up to date through active use of change control and ECN’s.
  • Leads, performs and teaches root cause problem solving.
  • Functions as the technical expert for hourly personnel, including process techs, in assigned processes.
  • Actively seeks to improve the capability and performance of machinery, processes, and people in assigned process areas.
  • Effectively plans, implements and directs projects, including capital projects.
  • Analyzes and drives action from KPI’s daily. Can connect KPIs to plant and area financial performance. Prioritizes actions based on KPI and financial impact.
  • Participates in new product development and existing product improvement.
  • Ensures design for manufacture. Understands the customer’s utilization of the part and understands form, fit and function. Performs PPAP and communicates findings to customers.
  • Performs process capability studies and uses the appropriate statistical techniques to analyze the data and draw sound engineering conclusions.
  • Is a subject matter expert in metrology for the department, understands the various measurement tools available, and can run Gauge R&R studies following the procedure of the AIAG.
  • Has a basic understanding of statistical variation in manufacturing processes and can use basic statistical tools (SPC charts etc.) to understand any process.
  • Produces competitive analysis materials comparing product with its key competitors.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCED REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS ) in engineering or technical field from four-year college or university.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a plastics processing or similar environment or equivalent education. Experience with coatings applications and sputtering processes preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, 2D and 3D CAD software.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Able to read, interpret, and manipulate drawings and understands tolerance stack.
  • Knowledge of controllers and PLC’s.
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  • Project Manager

  • Lithia Springs, GA

FUNCTION:

Oversees product engineering and marketing projects by organizing and controlling project elements.

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.
  • Manage project development and execution from instauration to closure.
  • Work with product engineers to outline goals, budget, timing, deliverables, project scope, and required resources.
  • Prepare and provide a project schedule to all participants to identify the commencement of their tasks.
  • Clearly communicate expectations to project sponsors and team members.
  • Resolve issues and solve problems throughout the project cycle.
  • Track and report project milestones and provide status reports.
  • Lead, coach, and motivate team members on a positive basis.
  • Develop tools and apply best practices for execution and project management.
  • Ensure successful archive of project documents after project completion.
  • Assure quotes are accurately completed in a timely manner and published in a professional manner. Track and report on success rates, timeliness, and quotation process.
  • Contact customers directly to resolve quotation, pricing, drawing, specification, or other issues.
  • Establish and maintain product and price codes.
  • Monitor margin performance and make pricing recommendations.
  • Head project meetings to collect and disseminate information pertaining to projects.
  • Track revenues, expenditures, and scheduling, and advise department heads of any cost status deviations.
  • Monitor cost activity to ensure projects are accurate and completed within budget.
  • Track and ensure all project invoices are processed per acknowledged terms.
  • Responsible for any other special projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCED REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or similar and at least 5 years of related experience and/or training
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the ability to use manufacturing software
  • Proficiency in AutoCad desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
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