Employment Opportunities

Lakeside Metal Specialties, Inc. is a locally owned/family-owned business located in the Oak Grove community in Paragould, Arkansas since 1982. We also have locations in the Paragould & Corning Industrial Parks.

The typical work week is 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
On occasion overtime may be required but is the exception and not the rule.

9 Paid Holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving +1
  • Christmas +1

Vacation (PTO):

  • Tier 1 Vacation*: UNLIMITED Paid Time Off
  • Tier 2 Vacation*:
    • First 6 months: 1 PTO Day
    • Second 6 mos : 1 PTO Day
    • After 1 year : 5 PTO Days
    • After 2 years : 10 PTO Days
    • After 5 years : 15 PTO Days
    • After 10 years : 20 PTO Days

*Vacation and Paid Time Off are subject to the company Hand Book and/or other policy details available upon employment.


  • 401 (k) + 4% Company Match
  • Health Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (can be used for Vision, Dental, Medications, et al.)
  • Life Insurance

Applications can be submitted here or, you may email your resume to: applicant@lakesideworld.com

Sr. Commodity Manager / Sourcing Engineer

Paragould, Arkansas 72450 USA
Please send resumes to applicant@lakesideworld.com

FLSA Status: Non- Exempt
Division / Location: LMS / TBD
Department: Strategic Sourcing
Reports to: Vice President – Sourcing

Job Summary:

This position will be responsible for leading worldwide sourcing strategy development and deployment for a set of commodities across the LMS spend base. Works closely with supply chain leadership at LMS to deliver year over year improvements in material cost, quality, availability, and inventory.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Design and implement commodity strategies to attain year over year material cost reduction (PPV/MPV), material quality/delivery improvements and inventory reduction targets using appropriate supply chain tools.
  • Lead the following activities:
    • Supplier Development – Work to develop new suppliers in the areas of Engineering and Quality to help deliver low cost and high-quality projects.
    • Negotiations – Act as the lead negotiator with suppliers in specific commodities to deliver stated objectives.
    • Strategic Sourcing – Lead the strategic sourcing process including RFQ development, quotation reviews, supplier/contract negotiations and supplier development. Lead sourcing meetings that include areas such as Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing etc. to reach consensus on sourcing.
    • VA/VE – Work closely with preferred partners to manage productivity/cost down initiatives using various tools.
    • Own the supplier relationship in the areas (commodities) of responsibility.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of the world-class supply chain process to ensure that existing processes are targeted to attain excellence versus industry benchmarks.
    • Model and promote LMS Leadership standards to create an environment that empowers people to achieve business goals.

    Job Specification:

    Required: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Engineering, Materials Management or related field. International Sourcing Experience Required.

    Experience / Skills:

    • In-depth materials management expertise and a proven track record of achieving world-class service levels while significantly reducing inventory and cost.
    • High-level negotiation skills. Competent at leading a negotiation. Demonstrated knowledge of lean manufacturing processes and project management skills. Experienced in purchasing and sourcing.
    • Knowledge of ERP systems and specifically supply chain management systems is required.
    • Understanding of supplier capabilities and the marketplace. International sourcing experience a must.
    • Demonstrated experience and success working in a fast paced, matrixed environment satisfying multiple customers. Strategic planning/thinking skills, coupled with analytical and execution skills.
    • Excellent Communication Skills – logical and organized.
      • Written, Verbal, Listening, and Presentation
    • Highly proficient in Microsoft applications: PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
    • Demonstrated ability to interface with top executive and senior level management, both internally and externally.

    Success Factors:

    • Experience with communication, coordinating and assisting overseas partners.
    • Proven track record of working as a productive team member in delivering complex products to market
    • Ability to work independently and within a structured team environment
    • Ability to assist and resolve non-conformance/corrective action situations that might arise
    • Ability to work by yourself or with other team members on shop floor as needed
    • Ambitious to learn and grow with a dynamic organization
    • Previous quality and continuous improvement experience
    • Knowledge in Kaizen activities, auditing, training, maintenance, and other associated tasks.
    Painter I

    Paragould, Arkansas 72450 USA
    Please send resumes to applicant@lakesideworld.com

    Entry level position that will be trained in all aspects of painting fasteners. Ability to transition to Painter II position in 3-6 months. Perform daily duties assigned by supervisors

    Essential Duties:

    • Safely handle and mix paint and thinner according to established procedures
    • Ability to wear a respirator and work in a paint room environment
    • Ability to stand for the entire shift
    • Effectively and efficiently paint product per specification

    Qualifications (Education and Experience)

    • Prior experience in an industrial paint booth wearing a respirator while painting product preferred
    • Excellent attention to detail and disciplines to follow procedures
    • Must be willing to operate in a safe manner according to established procedures and regulatory guidelines

    Skills and Capabilities (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

    • Good math, language and reading skills; basic computer skills may be required.
    • High degree of attention required to prevent injury to others; promote a safe work environment.
    • Ability to follow instructions for operating equipment and keeping records.
    • Execute assignments in an accurate, timely and safe manner.
    • Maintain a clean & safe environment.
    • Frequently lift up to 50 pounds and adjust body position to bend, stoop, walk, turn, pivot, and stand for long periods of time.
    • Good eye-hand-foot coordination
    • Ability to be flexible and adaptive to internal processes and change, delays or unexpected events.
    • Ability to work in varying temperatures, depending upon season.
    Welder I

    Paragould, Arkansas 72450 USA
    Please send resumes to applicant@lakesideworld.com 

    This position requires someone skilled and experienced in gas metal arc welding (MIG). Must be detail oriented and consistently produce quality products per the specifications. Must be able to effectively operate all equipment/tools associated with welding (i.e., welders, grinders, measuring tools, etc.). Must be able to work in a factory environment in varying temperatures along with the ability to work on your feet for the full shift. Must be able to lift and handle heavy objects throughout the shift. Must be a disciplined individual that is capable of working well with others. This position requires the utmost attention in operating in a safe manner and following all standard safety protocols and guidelines. Qualified applicants must be capable of passing a 2F fillet break test.

    Material Handler

    Paragould, Arkansas 72450 USA
    Please send resumes to applicant@lakesideworld.com

    Job duties include:

    • Shipping & Receiving
    • Inventory Picks
    • Cycle Counts
    • Forklift Experience Required

    Lakeside Metal Specialties

    6476 AR-135
    Paragould, AR 72450

    Phone: (870) 586-0147

    Fax: (870) 586-0643

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    Our Capabilities

    Lakeside Metal Specialties supports your manufacturing supply chain, providing cost effective full support solutions.

    • 35+ years of global sourcing experience
    • Inhouse engineering
    • Quality Assurance & Inspection
    • Warehousing in the Central US to support JIT deliveries
    • No hidden costs. Quoted prices include all import / export duties, transportation and administration costs

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