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 / Females / Vets / Disabled 

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Department: Marketing

We are seeking an Expeditor who will be responsible for expediting customer orders to insure 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.


  • 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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Department: Research and Engineering

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.


  • 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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Department: Research and Engineering

Under the direction of Engineering Manager or high‑ranking engineer, helps provide product engineering services, including product development, product modifications, and technical service.

Essential Functions:

  1. Provide technical support to Marketing and Manufacturing for existing product offerings.
  1. Evaluates alternative materials for cost reductions/improved performance.
  1. Helps with new product development and product modification work.
  1. Helps to develop product parameters, specifications, and engineering drawings.
  1. In conjunction with his supervisor and the Purchasing Department, works with vendors concerning tooling and part fabrication issues.
  1. In the product development process helps consider:
    1. regulatory issues
    2. safety regulations
    3. application procedures
    4. quality acceptance criteria
    5. verification analysis
    6. design review requirements
  1. Helps provide technical performance data necessary to support the sale of new and modified products.
  1. Helps extend, after proper testing and engineering evaluation, existing products to affect greater use by customers.
  1. Helps modify products to do specialized jobs required by customer and deemed necessary by marketing or engineering.
  1. Helps in handling field complaints and product failures. Helps analyze problems, solutions, or recommendations after proper engineering and laboratory studies.  Consults with Materials Engineer to determine causes of material failures.
  2. Works with Production, Quality Assurance, and Materials Engineer in helping determine acceptable quality and resolving problems of questionable quality of products.
  3. Helps interpret engineering recommendations, customer specifications, and engineering drawings.
  4. Attends technical meetings, conferences, and specialized courses consistent with area of responsibility.
  5. Is capable of developing and conducting material test procedures to comply with industry and customer specifications. Prepares and performs analysis in support of product development.
  6. Uses Pro-E, SoildWorks design, or Auto-Cad software.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Not applicable to position.

Qualifications and Requirements: 
   B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
   Not applicable to position.
Required Experience:
   Zero to three years of product development or application engineering experience.
Computer Skills:
   Ability to use a computer and applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
Travel Requirements:
Other Qualifications/Requirements or Skills:
   • A team player
   • Very good written and verbal skills required

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Department: Marketing

PLP is seeking a Product Support Assistant in our Special Industries Market who will be responsible for providing assigned assistance to the Market Manager, Special Industries.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide assistance 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).
  • Respond 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.


  • High School education; 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.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills as the position deals with both internal employees and customers. 

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PLP is seeking a Machine Design Engineer to design production machines, process equipment, fixtures, tooling and implement robotics to optimize the general criteria of function, operation, economics and safety.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Determine specific design criteria and capability required of the machines and equipment both custom built and procured.

  • Create and maintain a complete documentation package for all new designs including assembly, layouts, fabrication details, lab notebooks, test criteria/result and miscellaneous sketches.

  • Prepare appropriation requests, cost estimates, project schedules, project (work) orders, and purchase requisitions. Obtain and analyze quotations, recommend suppliers, etc.

  • Audit and/or oversee the procurement, assembly testing, acceptance, delivery, installation and operator training for the involved machines and equipment.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the design of custom fabrication machinery.

  • Experience and working knowledge to include mechanical design/detailing, pneumatics, hydraulics, materials and basic electricity as related to machine operation and controller technology.

  • Must be experienced and fluid in CAD, prior experience with 3-D solids software is required; ProE experience is preferred

    Preformed Line Products Company
    1700 Woodhurst Lane
    Albemarle NC  28001
    ATTN: Human Resources
    FAX#: 440-442-6048

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