We're always looking for talented and creative individuals to join the PLP team. Below is a list of our current opportunities. Please apply as indicated below. 

PLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

 


EXPEDITOR

Department: Marketing

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking an Expeditor who will be responsible for expediting customer orders to ensure complete customer service satisfaction.  

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Provides special order handling for key accounts

  • Works closely with customers and appropriate plant individuals to improve delivery on expedited/past due orders

  • Ensures rush orders are processed through the order entry system and expedited for a timely delivery. Prepares rush lists on a daily basis

  • Communicates as necessary with PLP personnel, plants, and customers to resolve problems with specific orders as well as lead-times

  • Identifies and resolves allocation problems. Reviews allocation report.  Initiates appropriate action with other personnel to improve delivery schedule of orders

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • A high school degree, business courses with dealing with customer service helpful

  • Three to five years of previous order processing and/ or expediting experience is required

  • Effectively communicate in both verbal and written situations involving internal personnel and customers along with a diplomatic approach to problem solving.

  • Have the ability to focus and respond promptly to customer’ needs as well as accurate data entry skills are important

  • Must be proficient in operating a personal computer with an excellent working knowledge of Excel and SharePoint.

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LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

Department: Research and Engineering

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking a Laboratory Technician who will be responsible for conducting and documenting laboratory tests. 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Conducts mechanical, electrical, fiber optic, environmental and vibration testing according to PLP ISO procedures

  • Maintains neat and detailed logs of testing data

  • Assists with demonstrations for visitors

  • Assembles product samples for Sales, Marketing and International Departments

  • Performs test gauge calibration

  • Does minor machining, such as drilling and cutting of material

  • Performs required preventative maintenance and minor repairs on test equipment. Reports broken or faulty tools to Laboratory Supervisor

Requirements:

  • Must have High School degree, continued education preferably in an Engineering Technology field

  • Able to operate test equipment

  • Able to take accurate measurements

  • Able to document logs and write test reports

  • Able to set up and conduct testing

  • Able to lift, lower and carry up to 50 lbs. and able to push or pull with at least 50 lbs. force

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PRODUCT SUPPORT SPECIALIST/ ENGINEER – UTILITY FIBER NETWORK

Department: MARKETING

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking a Product Support Engineer/ Specialist who will be responsible for matters related to new product development and technical support for new and existing product lines, both domestically and world-wide. 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support to customers, sales network, customer service personnel and international subsidiaries

  • Initiate new project and product requests

  • Create literature and drawings for installation and promotion of products

  • Monitor progress on new product development, and work with Engineers on existing products to make changes necessary to meet changing requirements of customer or industry standards

  • Analyze and resolving product malfunctions and complaints.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

  • Prior work experience including 1-5 years of previous experience or positions with technical and customer service experience desired.

  • Good verbal and written skills as the position deals with both internal employees and customers.

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SEC SENIOR ACCOUNTANT 

Department: Finance

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking an SEC Senior Accountant who will apply U.S. GAAP principles of accounting to report internal and SEC financial information along with preparing journal entries and account reconciliations. This role will maintain and update accounting policies and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist with the preparation of all SEC filings, including XBRL
  • Assist with the implementation of new accounting standards updates and guidance impacting the Company/industry along with researching GAAP compliance issues and drafting related position papers
  • Update and disseminate the Company’s accounting policies
  • Document existing financial processes, identify key controls, and ensure controls are designed to address all relevant financial statement assertions over financial reporting, including information technology and entity controls preventing or detecting fraud
  • Review and ensure accuracy of financial accounting close and assist in month-end, quarter-end and year-end close activities including journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Perform goodwill and long-lived asset impairment testing and assessment
  • Review G/L account activity and prepare analyses on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Responsible for reconciliation of various general ledger accounts
  • Responsible for portions of the monthly internal reporting process including balance sheet, operating results and cash flows
  • Account for share-based compensation
  • Maintain calculation of basic and diluted EPS
  • Consults with supervisor/manager to identify current procedures that are candidates for automation or streamlining
  • Support external and internal auditors

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS/BA) in Accounting and 3-5 years of public accounting experience

  • 3-5 years of corporate SEC reporting experience

  • Strong U.S. GAAP knowledge and understanding of SEC filing requirements

  • Solid analytical skills

  • CPA license a plus

  • ERP, financial reporting and SEC reporting systems experience; IFS, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and Active Disclosure a plus

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MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Department: Marketing

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking a Marketing Communications Specialist who will be responsible for the creation of multiple different types of marketing materials, from concept through to copy writing and graphic design. Projects include creation of and updates to product sell sheets, brochures, catalogs, email campaigns, presentations, media projects, application procedures, and various other marketing materials. Additionally, this individual will be responsible for managing and implementing the trade show marketing program for specific assigned industries.

Essential Functions:

  1. Assists in creation of original/revised copy, design, and layout of application procedures, catalogs, sell sheets, brochures, e-newsletters, email campaigns, news releases, articles, video/media scripts, and various other forms of marketing materials

  2. Utilizes approved desktop publishing software to layout and design materials stated above

  3. Coordinates efforts with research & engineering and product management personnel to obtain technical information, photos, illustrations, and various other assets needed to create/modify materials stated above

  4. Maintains trade show display inventory for assigned industries. Works with display vendors and internal personnel to design, prepare, recondition, and ship materials for tradeshow use

  5. Generates and manages the tradeshow schedule for specific industries as directed by the Marketing Communications Supervisor with assistance from sales and product management. Monitors dates, venues, costs, material transport, delivery, and set-up

  6. Coordinates efforts with various suppliers of goods and services in the execution of approved projects, including but not limited to marketing collateral, promotional material, trade shows, and training media

  7. Manages inventory and fulfillment of all sales and marketing collateral and promotional materials, both internally and externally housed

  8. Assembles, packs, and ships specific materials requested, including printed collateral, tradeshow materials, and promotional items

  9. Assists with social media efforts, presentations, webinars, video projects, brainstorming sessions, and various other projects where creativity is needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Marketing, or equivalent
  • Experience
    • 1-3 years in a creative design role, including experience using desktop publishing software, coordinating trade shows, company branding, and creative/technical writing

  • Computer Skills
    • Extensive Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator). Formal training required.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Experience in file preparation for use in electronic media (.html, .pdf, .jpeg, .gif, .tif, .eps)

  • Travel Requirements
    • 20%. Primarily to attend trade shows as needed.

  • Other Qualifications/Requirements or Skills
    • Strong written/communication skills
    • Self-starter with ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven group
    • Strong attention to detail and creative approach to problem solving

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