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.

  • Product Manager

  • Charlevoix, MI

FUNCTION:

Grow direct margin, increase free cash flow and optimize sales through product and inventory project management. Introduce new products and line extensions and add new or improved services. Establish and adjust pricing and inventory programs.

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.
  • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of Business Unit’s existing products, capabilities and resources.
  • In cooperation with the product engineering function, ensure that product development efforts follow the product development process. Participate as leader in all business unit product development programs.
  • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of the market for the Division’s products, including applications, price dynamics, and market trends through primary and secondary research and hands on interaction with Sales and the customer base.
  • Utilize market information to define customer requirements to: understand competitor activities, establish market potential, comprehend general economic conditions, and other factors to develop comprehensive programs for product development. Recommend conceptual ideas, design changes, specifications, and features.
  • Conduct market research to formulate ideas for new products and/or product lines.
  • Develop business plans for proposed new products, product modifications, line extensions, production facilities, etc.
  • Establish and maintain spreadsheets for competitive products, features, and pricing.
  • Create and maintain the Product Plan addressing 1 year, 3 year and 5 year timelines as a blueprint for the Division’s sales and operational development.
  • Monitor sales on a monthly basis, identify significant trends, and report same to business manager.
  • Establish pricing guidelines; Define and analyze performance of sales and marketing programs.
  • Drive Sales Readiness programs directly and through Corporate Marketing, including collateral materials, presentations, demos, white papers and competitive evaluations. Provide Sales and Marketing support through training, key sales calls, and event support.
  • Establish, review and adjust Business Unit finished goods inventory levels at all warehouses.
  • Establish, review, and adjust designated product line gross margins and margin contribution.
  • Assist in the financial development of capital projects including facilities, tooling, and equipment investment.
  • Responsible for any other special projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • BS Engineering, Business Administration or Marketing
  • 5+ Years’ experience in the Lighting Component manufacturing industry highly desired
  • Working knowledge of marketing and product management principals and product development tools required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
or
  • National Sales Manager

  • On-Site/Remote

FUNCTION:

Grow direct margin, increase free cash flow and optimize sales through custom molding sales and inventory management. Win new customer molding projects, recommend new or increased capabilities and justify same with market data. Establish and adjust pricing.

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.
  • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of Business Unit’s existing products, capabilities and resources.
  • Develop and maintain in depth knowledge of the market for the Division’s capabilities, including applications, price dynamics, and market trends through primary and secondary research and hands-on interaction with Sales and the customer base.
  • Utilize market information to define customer requirements, to understand competitor activities, establish market potential, to comprehend general economic conditions and other factors to develop comprehensive programs for custom molding. Recommend equipment, capability and resource requirements.
  • Conduct market research to determine best opportunities to win custom molding work.
  • Create and maintain the Custom Molding Business Plan addressing 1 year, 3 year and 5 year timelines as a blueprint for the Division’s sales and operational development.
  • Monitor sales on a monthly basis and identify significant trends and report to business manager.
  • Establish pricing guidelines; Define and analyze performance of sales and marketing programs.
  • Drive Sales Readiness programs directly and through Corporate Marketing, including collateral materials, presentations, demos, white papers and competitive evaluations. Provide Sales and Marketing support through training, key sales calls and event support.
  • Recommend safety stock inventory levels and enforce terms on customers for stale product.
  • Establish, review, and adjust custom molding gross margins.
  • Assist in the financial justification of capital projects including facilities, tooling, and equipment investment.
  • Responsible for any other special projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • BS Engineering, Business Administration or Marketing
  • 5+ Years’ experience in the Lighting Component manufacturing industry highly desired
  • Working knowledge of marketing and product management principals and product development tools required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
or
  • Molding Production Shift Supervisor

  • Dickson, TN

This position is on afternoon shift.

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 department.
  • 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/EXPERIENCE 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 injection molding machines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
or
  • Maintenance Technician

  • Dickson, TN

This position is on afternoon shift (2:45pm – 11:00pm).

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 parts inventory.

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. (dependent on facility)
  • 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. (dependent on facility)
  • 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. (dependent on facility)
  • 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. (Only Maintenance Tech A – dependent on facility.)
  • 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
or
  • Shipping Clerk

  • Dickson, TN

Hours worked will be 10:45am – 7:00pm.

FUNCTION:

Perform duties to assemble and prepare customer orders and other items for shipment.

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.
  • Count, weigh, measure, or examine packaging and contents of items for conformance to company specifications.
  • Compares items packed with customer order and other identifying data.
  • Ensure all paperwork matches product being shipped.
  • Prepare orders for shipment, pull items from staging locations, place in cartons and/or palletize as necessary, attach shipping labels, prepare bills of lading, contact carrier for pick up and load trucks utilizing a forklift or hand truck.
  • Maintain inventory of shipping materials and supplies.
  • Hand load cartons/product onto trailers or overseas containers.
  • May assist with receiving, material handling, and grinder duties.
  • Seek out most timely and cost-effective way of shipping product.
  • Responsible for any other special projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One year related experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Forklift experience
or
  • Quality Engineer

  • Dickson, TN

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 Audits
  • Develop PPAP documents to customer requirements: Control Plans, PFMEA’s, Process Flows, and additional APQP documents.
  • 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 task or special projects as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • 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
  • Knowledge and experience working to ISO standard including writing policies, procedures, and work instructions
  • Automotive experience with an understanding of GD&T, print reading, and zero defect processing.
  • 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
  • Must be proficient with MS Office suite of tools including advanced level Excel
  • Experience with vision inspection systems desired
  • Lean Six Sigma certification desired
or
  • Molding Production Shift Supervisor

  • Dickson, TN

FUNCTION:

Perform functions to supervise hourly work force engaged in the manufacturing of Company products. Position is on day shift.

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 department.
  • 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/EXPERIENCE 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 injection molding machines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
or
  • Material Handler

  • Dickson, TN

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
or
  • Machine Operator

  • Dickson, TN

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
  • Injection Molding Machine (Process) Technician

  • 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 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
or
  • Machine Operator

  • Charlevoix, MI

The Charlevoix facility has Machine Operator openings on all shifts.

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
  • Maintenance Technician

  • Lithia Springs, GA

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 parts 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. (dependent on facility)
  • 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. (dependent on facility)
  • 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. (dependent on facility)
  • 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. (Only Maintenance Tech A – dependent on facility.)
  • 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
  • Silver Level National Career Readiness Certificate (dependent on facility)
  • At least four years related experience
  • Experience with various powered industrial vehicles
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
or
  • Machine Operator (2nd Shift)

  • Lithia Springs, GA

FUNCTION:

Operates manufacturing machines (dependent on location)

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/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience in manufacturing environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
or