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.


PRODUCT SUPPORT SPECIALIST/ ENGINEER – ENERGY DISTRIBUTION MARKET

Department: MARKETING

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking a Product Support Engineer 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

  • Work with sales network and end users to investigate material usage and industry pricing to enhance the success of new product development

  • 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

  • Work with engineering to write and release industry focused seminar papers based on laboratory and field research

  • Analyze and resolve product malfunctions and complaints

  • Visit customer locations to provide product training

  • Travel when required with sales network personnel in support of sales efforts and to identify new opportunities

  • Able to travel 25% of the time

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 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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PRODUCT SUPPORT ASSISTANT – COMMUNICATIONS

Department: MARKETING

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking a Product Support Assistant who will provide assigned assistance to the Communications Market Manager and support staff members on issues concerning the technical support of existing and new products, and especially in areas related to technical support to the sales network (both inside & outside).

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Responds to technical questions on products from customers, distributors, sales representatives and sales correspondents

  • Assists in the preparation of and during in-house customer visitations, sales representative training and PLP personnel training

  • Assists in the preparation of product samples for demonstrations and trade shows

Requirements:

  • High School education. Some additional formal technical training is desirable

  • One to three years’ experience in sales support or technical sales support preferably in the markets that PLP serves

  • Proficiency with computer software, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

  • Good verbal and written skills necessary
  • Confident and able to work well with others

  • Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time

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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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INTERNATIONAL ENGINEER

Department: International

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking an International Engineering who will provide professional engineering services to support the International Subsidiaries.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Support engineering related to process standards, tooling and jigging decisions, machine technology, product testing and product engineering

  • Assist with completing the rationalization of machine designs. This will include developing standard design templates, converting existing designs to metric, rationalizing/reducing existing machine design versions and updating the international machine design vault
  • Assist with the development of standards and best practice documents for various manufacture processes and operational equipment

  • Work on various projects related to process improvements

  • Assist with product design work at the individual operations as needed

  • Work on technology transfer projects that relate to best practice of system and processes

  • Provide technical assistance related to product and process to resolve operational deficiencies that may exist

  • Assist with gathering product designs and testing standards for new product launches

  • Assist with formulating global design repository

  • Assist with product failure investigations and access risk

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering, further education preferred

  • 5 years working experience in the Mechanical Engineering field

  • Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time

  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills and the ability to work within project teams

  • Good verbal and written communication skills necessary

  • Confident and able to work well with others

  • Good analytical, technical and problem-solving skills

  • Understands sense of urgency, is accurate, meticulous and self-disciplined

  • Able to manage multiple projects and tasks effectively

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BUILDING SERVICES ASSISTANT

Department: Maintenance/Human Resources

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking a Building Services Assistant who will assist with Building Services, which includes Shipping and Receiving, select maintenance activity, and mechanical laboratory testing. In addition, this role will also provide administrative assistance to Building Services Supervisor.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Provides clerical assistance to the Building Services Supervisor. Helps with documentation and file management

  • Helps coordinate outside contractual maintenance services in conjunction with Building Services Supervisor

  • Provides select building maintenance assistance as directed by Building Services Supervisor

  • Maintains a file on receiving reports and returns and shipping documentation

  • Reviews, posts, and updates all incoming materials on receiving reports and distributes the proper documents to Purchasing and Accounting. Also maintains appropriate records of materials when delivered to PLP personnel

  • Contacts freight companies and fills out proper paperwork on items being returned along with items shipped from World Headquarters. Negotiates for best rates on air and truck deliveries

  • Unloads all trucks for incoming materials, by hand or by lift truck

  • Opens all incoming packages for packing slips and identification of materials, quantities, etc.

  • Directs or delivers incoming packages to individuals in the building

  • Handles claims regarding damages on incoming freight. (Instructed by Purchasing Department

  • Contacts vendors for verification of shipments or pickups, tracks down PLP individuals on items that have been picked up at the vendor, and tracks down the proper documents

  • Puts together and closes out purchase orders on all indirect items and services

  • Assists the Purchasing Department in tracing shipments and checks overdue orders for indirect items

  • Oversees and maintains recycling program, including oil, scrap, and waste pickup

  • Sets up conference rooms and mezzanine for business meetings and lunches

  • Helps set up and conduct laboratory tensile testing in accordance with ISO Procedures, as needed

  • Trained for Certified HAZMAT handling and documentation regulations

  • Handle all shipping responsibilities for product going out of facility (proper packaging, paperwork, labeling)

  • Provides assistance to the mailroom in absence of personnel

  • Assists with additional items incidental to the function of the maintenance operations

Requirements:

  • High school diploma, with capable skills in mathematics, reading, and writing with some specialized schooling

  • Minimum of two years’ experience with industrial shipping and receiving procedures

  • Experience with mechanical laboratory environment

  • Ability to use a computer and applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Computer experience with hands-on knowledge of software packages, including IFS, spread sheets, and word processing

  • Must possess good hands-on mechanical skills involving use of select machine-shop equipment, hand tools, and lab equipment

  • Good organizational skills

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