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.

 

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LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

Department: Research & 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:

  • High School degree. Continued education in an Engineering Technology field preferred.
  • Ability to operate test equipment.
  • Ability to take accurate measurements.
  • Ability to document logs and write test reports.
  • Ability to set up and conduct testing. 
  • Ability to lift, lower, and carry up to 50 lbs. Ability to push or pull with at least 50 lbs. force.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPEDITOR

Department: Marketing

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking a Customer Service Expeditor who will work with our customers, sales team, and manufacturing plants to expedite customer orders to insure complete customer service satisfaction.  

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Provides special order handling for key accounts

Requirements:

  • High school diploma. College coursework, Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree a plus
  • 3-5 years of previous customer service, order processing, and / or expediting experience desired
  • Effectively communicate in both verbal and written situations involving internal personnel and customers along with a diplomatic approach to problem solving
  • Ability to focus and respond promptly to customers’ needs as well as accurate data entry skills are important
  • Must be proficient in operating a personal computer with an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and SharePoint

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INSPECTION DATA ANALYST

Department: Research & Engineering

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking an Inspection Data Analyst who will be responsible for performing a detailed evaluation of electric power system assets based on field inspection pictures, including transmission, distribution, substation, and solar power assets. The role will also be cross-functional to assist in field inspections, laboratory testing, and engineering support as needed.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Reviews inspection images and performs a detailed evaluation
  • Identifies anomalies and classifies assets
  • Uses ArcGIS web maps
  • Analyzes and thermally tunes infrared images
  • Produces metrics and statistics based on inspection results
  • Works closely with GIS Data Analyst and Engineers – Providing organized data and findings for engineering review
  • Maintains catalogs, specifications books, and engineering standards; understands the laboratory and product engineering filing systems to effectively retrieve technical data; reads reports, periodicals, and textbooks as required to stay current with work responsibilities
  • Makes prototype products using wood, metal, or plastic in combination with simple model shop equipment. Assists in the production of prototype products

Requirements:

  • High school diploma with some additional technical course work or working knowledge in a technical capacity.
    Engineering technology related degree preferred

  • One year experience preferred in a technical environment
  • Ability to use a computer and applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to travel approximately 30% of the time
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to focus and respond promptly to customers' needs
  • Accurate data entry and organization skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to operate test equipment, take accurate measurements, and write test reports

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APPLICATIONS ENGINEER

Department: Marketing

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking an Applications Engineer in our Communications Market. This role will be responsible for the development of product management programs for new and existing products in assigned markets. Coordinates the development of product line objectives and strategies and ensures the execution of these programs.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Participate and lead new product development projects liaising with customers, field sales managers, research and engineering, manufacturing, and purchasing personnel
  • Identify and drive cost reduction and profit improvement opportunities from a design and manufacturability standpoint
  • Participate in RFI, RFP and RFQ documents for the creation of business proposals
  • Assist the Product Manager and/or Market Manager in the development cost analysis and pricing strategies
  • Aid in managing the product life cycle from product introduction, growth, maturity, and decline
  • Define product obsolescence to provide the optimal portfolio mix and pricing that minimizes customer complexity, while improving portfolio profitability
  • Conduct product research to identify customer needs, market gaps, latest product technologies, innovations, and competitive landscape
  • Create support and training documents while also providing technical support to internal and external customers regarding product selection, technical requirements, and competitive information
  • Monitor, measure, and evaluate sales data for product families and customers in conjunction with business analysts
  • Work alongside Technical Multi-Media Designers and Marketing Communications team members to develop marketing collateral (print and digital) including sell sheets, product catalogs, application procedures, technical drawings, quote drawings, and video product demonstrations
  • Participate in field trials, studies and installations
  • Resolve customer complaints and field failures

Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Industrial Technology. Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Proficiency with the following software:
      • AutoCAD or comparable 2D modeling software
      • Pro-Engineer / CREO or comparable 3D modeling software
      • KeyShot or comparable 3D rendering and animation software

  • Microsoft Office Suite with a focus on Microsoft Excel
  • 2-3 years of product management or applications engineering related experience
  • Formal stage gate project management experience
  • ERP and CRM software experience
  • Background in cable and connectivity used for the telecommunications industry is preferred
  • Able to travel 15-20% of the time to tradeshows and customer visits
  • Ability to effectively communicate in both verbal and written situations involving customers, internal personnel and field sales representatives
  • Technical, analytical, and strategic planning skills
  • Innovative, problem-solving and analytical-minded
  • Extreme attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills
  • Business acumen and a vision to predict future trends

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INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Department: Human Resources

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking a dynamic International Human Resources Manager who can develop effective relationships with PLP's international subsidiaries and provide functional support/expertise in all areas of HR Management with an emphasis on compensation programs to help drive the strategic needs of the business. These areas include, but are not limited to, salary administration, employment, training, benefits, employee relations, performance management, compliance, and safety and health.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Plans, implements, and manages all global compensation (including incentive/bonus) programs, procedures and practices to ensure consistency with the Company’s overall objectives and in compliance with professional standards as well as state and federal requirements and laws.
  • Provides counselling expertise on the administration and interpretation of HR policies/ procedures and ensures conformance to existing statutory and contractual requirements.
  • Evaluates key HR metrics including absenteeism and turnover and provides viable solutions.
  • Chairs and/or participates in global operating programs pertaining to the operational aspects of HR, Training and Safety, and other cross-functional teams.
  • Evaluates and implements HR related programs to ensure optimal cost savings through integration while maintaining the maximum value and integrity of individual countries’ programs.
  • Conducts and participates in investigations/hearings and serves as a liaison reviewing legal matters with both in-house and outside legal counsel as it pertains to HR policies/practices to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Participates/assists in the recruitment/interviewing process for higher level positions as needed.
  • Works with Managing Directors and their staff members to manage career planning efforts, employee development activities and performance management programs used to drive a culture of high performers and strong leadership.
  • Conducts due diligence reviews on current and potential business opportunities.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in Industrial Management, HR, and/or Psychology. MBA a plus.
  • 7-10 years extensive knowledge of and experience within an international human resources environment with a strong background in developing and administering global compensation programs. SHRM certification preferred.
  • Proficient with software applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc.
  • Ability to travel 25% internationally.
  • Mastery of a foreign language is helpful.
  • Superior interpersonal, coaching, communication, negotiation, and consultative skills at all levels.
  • Ability to engage with and win the respect of leaders to successfully influence them on key change initiatives.

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