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.




PLP - ROGERS, ARKANSAS 

AUTOMATION ROBOTICS ENGINEER

Department: Manufacturing Plant

We are seeking an Automation and Robotics Engineer who will be responsible for conceptual design and specifications for development of automation products, ranging from small component or tooling to extremely large machinery or robotic cell layout designs. This role will be the mechanical engineering expert responsible for researching, designing, and analyzing robotic applications through installation and final commissioning.

 

 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Designs automated robotic cell layouts and completes 3D simulations in view of movements, volume minimization, reachability of working points, programming, and minimization of working cycle time.

  • Designs & prototypes automation units such as robot EOAT, fixture/clamping mechanisms, measurement stations, cleaning stations, etc.

  • Designs and details system structures, fixtures, and transfer stations between robot cells, conveyors, shuttles, etc.

  • Identifies potential obstacles presented by raw materials such as physical properties or delivery packaging and helps provide solutions.

  • Coordinates with job shop and assembly departments to assure compliance with engineering design.

  • Work with suppliers to select qualified components or units.

  • Assists with safety risk assessments for robot cells in accordance with current safety standards, identifies possible hazards and determines risk reduction requirements, suggests solutions, and validates.

  • Assists with vendor management and procurement.

  • Leads automation projects as required.

  • Performs automation unit assembly & tests, system integration, and run-off.

  • Creates technical design documents and reports.

  • Supports preparation of design review presentations with CAD files, schematics, etc. as assigned.

  • Responsible for mechanical budget and timeline on individual projects.

 

Requirements:

  • Degree in Design, Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Mechatronics

  • Strong system design, hands-on and prototyping capabilities

  • Technical competency in industrial automation / robotics (robots/controls/vision/conveyors/tooling etc.)

  • 3+ years of robotics mechanical engineering experience

  • Highly versed in pneumatics, vacuum, servo, powertrain, conveyor design.

  • EOAT design

  • Proficient in 3D modeling software (preferably Creo) and MS Office software applications.

  • Proficient at 3-dimensional visualization

  • Experience with lean manufacturing, and analysis of manual processes towards the goal of automation.

  • Knowledge of industrial standards (ANSI, ASME, OSHA)

  • Experience in design for manufacturability, cost effectiveness, and time reduction.

  • Solid organizational skills including detail-oriented personality and multitasking skills.

  • Ability to troubleshoot systems in production environment.

  • Work well independently or in teams

  • Proven abilities as an Innovator and creative problem solver

  • Have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English (both verbal and written).

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PLP - ROGERS, ARKANSAS 

PROCESS ENGINEER – PLASTICS INJECTION MOLDING

Department: Manufacturing Plant

We are seeking a Process Engineer – Plastics Injection Molding that plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing equipment and processes to produce high quality injection molded product. The Process Engineer is responsible for coordinating the molding efforts on new product launches, setting up and/or revising manufacturing processes and assisting the manufacturing operations in problem solving and continuous process improvements. 

 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop new processes, assess and document new and existing processes. Implement and evaluate changes to existing processes designed to improve product quality, productivity and overall equipment efficiency.

  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to process technicians, operators and other molding personnel.

  • Develop and maintain process documentation ensuring that processes and procedures are clearly stated and understandable for all employees. Provide technical support/solutions to manufacturing processes, improve yield and throughput, drive cost reduction activities and improve on part quality.

  • Demonstrated ability to start-up, operate and shut down process related equipment. Must be able to work independently on new process development as well as troubleshooting current production issues.

  • Work with equipment and material vendors to resolve machine and material issues.

  • Monitor and report issues with injection molds, make recommendations for refurbishment based on production factors such as cycles, process capability and tooling history.

  • Interact with product design engineering staff to support design concepts for ease of manufacturability.

  • Implement technical solutions including statistical methodology and data collection systems to meet customer cost, quality, and delivery expectations.

  • Facilitate and support facility and manufacturing safety, environmental, and ergonomics efforts.

     

    Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Plastics, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering is required

  • Must have at least 5-7 years of practical work experience in an Injection Molding Operation

  • Strong and diverse technical background in injection molding processing, tooling, equipment, materials, mold design, manufacturing and quality

  • Self-starter must be able to work with little direction and with a high level of self-motivation

  • Demonstrated superior communication (written and verbal), teamwork, and organizational skills

  • Excellent computer skills, Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to think out of the box and recommend creative solutions

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PLP - CLEVELAND, OHIO
UAS Pilot 1

Department: Research & Engineering 

We are seeking a UAS Pilot 1 responsible for maintaining and flying UAVs to perform comprehensive visual inspections on critical infrastructure, including transmission, distribution, and communication lines. The pilot will collect detailed imagery that will be used for analysis and reporting. Additionally, the pilot will be responsible for transmission, distribution, and communication product installations via UAV.

 

Job duties and responsibilities:

• Perform Comprehensive Visual Inspections (CVIs) for transmission, distribution, and communication assets. This requires advanced piloting skills by maneuvering UAVs near and around complex, high voltage assets

• Mapping and land survey autonomous missions to produce high resolution orthomosaic maps used for vegetation analysis.  This includes both photogrammetry and LiDAR data collection

• Emergency Storm Response to identify major damage areas

• Perform product installations via drone

• Proficient in understanding and reading FAA sectional maps

• Responsible for completing applications for Waivers, Emergency Special Government Interest (SGI), and Certificate of Authorizations (CoA’s) from the FAA when required

• Able to effectively communicate airspace requirements with representatives from the FAA, TSA, and customers internal flight departments

• Perform all aspects of the role with a focus on safety

• Effectively operate UAS in accordance with all federal and local regulations, and company policies

• Manage UAS aircraft and support equipment

• Manage the relevant operations and safety processes and documentation

• Ensure all work is completed within the designated schedule and meets applicable expectations and quality standards, and performance requirements set by customer and PLP

• Ensure all work is carried out safely, and within PLP, OSHA, and customer safety guidelines

• Perform duties with minimum supervision

• Create and manage flight operation procedures and documentation

• Data Analysis work in support of ongoing inspection projects

• Cross trained to be a backup field tech

• Cross trained to perform various duties in the testing laboratory

 

Requirements:

• High school diploma

• FAA Part 107 Certification

• Aeronautical knowledge

• Pilot should have 1-5 years’ experience flying multi-rotor aircraft in manual flight modes.

• Pilot should have 1-3 years’ experience flying multi-rotor aircraft in autonomous flight modes.

• Proficient in most modern UAS hardware – to include sensors, and relevant software.

• Proficient with multiple software applications including Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, etc.), cloud storage and other data transfer tools.

• Basic understanding of photography equipment and camera settings.

• Up to 80% travel including some weekend travel

• Ability to travel long distances in a single workday

• Majority of work requires working outside, sometimes in extreme temperatures

• Extended workdays are often required

• Ability to drive and operate a pickup truck and tow a trailer

• Able to lift, lower, and carry up to 50 lbs

• Able to push or pull with at least 50 lbs. force

• Excellent verbal and written communication

• Ability to focus and respond promptly to customers’ needs

• Accurate data entry and organization skills

• Able to take accurate measurements

• Self-motivated

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PLP - CLEVELAND, OHIO
PRODUCT SUPPORT ENGINEER – SPECIAL INDUSTRIES MARKET

Department: Marketing

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 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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PLP - CLEVELAND, OHIO
ENGINEERING ASSISTANT – COMMUNICATIONS

Department: Research and Engineering

We are seeking an Engineering Assistant who will be responsible for assisting Engineers in performing engineering functions for new product development in our Communications, Energy and Solar markets. 

 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Plan and write test procedures

  • Coordinate testing with lab personnel; witness and assist with testing

  • Make verbal and written reports with appropriate recommendations to Product Engineers

Requirements:

• Mechanically inclined individual who must possess a high school diploma with some additional technical course work or working knowledge in a technical capacity.

• One-year of experience in a technical environment is required, with advanced report writing capabilities

• Be proficient in operating a personal computer with an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel as well as have the ability to work well with others

• Ability to develop test procedures and take accurate measurements

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PLP - CLEVELAND, OHIO
DATA ANALYST

Department: Research and Engineering

We are seeking an Inspection Data Analyst who will be responsible for performing a detailed evaluation on Transmission, Distribution, Solar, and Substation assets based on field inspection pictures. 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

  • Will work closely with GIS Data Analyst and Engineers – Providing organized data and findings for engineering review

  • Maintains catalogs, specifications books, and engineering standards; understands the lab 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 tech degree preferred

• One year experience preferred in a technical environment

• Experience with Adobe InDesign preferred

• Reviews inspection images and performs a detailed evaluation

• 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-motivation skills

• Able to operate test equipment

• Able to take accurate measurements

• Able to document logs and write test reports

• Able to setup and conduct testing

• Able to use a computer

• Able to lift, lower, and carry up to 50 lbs

• Able to push or pull with at least 50 lbs. force

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PLP - CLEVELAND, OHIO
LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

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

• Associates degree (two year) in electronics or related field

• 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:

  • Associates degree (two year) in electronics or related field

  • 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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PLP - CLEVELAND, OHIO
IFS APPLICATION DEVELOPER

Department: IT

We are seeking an IFS Application Developer in our IT Department who will be responsible for working with the functional business team to develop and deliver solutions to meet business process goals.  

The primary responsibility will be to support and enhance the existing ERP system and other supporting systems to help improve financial, sales, engineering, and manufacturing processes. 

This role will work with an array of development tools to build solutions that will help users refine and redefine business process. This role will also build applications on both Microsoft and Oracle Database platforms to improve business processes.  

This position will also help with the development of SharePoint Sites, PowerApps, and Power Automate applications and help provide direction and develop standards and to aid the business in their conversion into those Corporate Standards.

 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead development projects through the full Software Development Life Cycle

  • Use a combination of SQL and PL/SQL to develop database functions to integrate into the ERP Application

  • Use IFS Administrative Tools to configure Application Security Roles, Custom Events, and User Lobbies

  • Analyze business requirements and systems to develop the most effective solution that will meet the business process needs

  • Develop, modify/maintain and test client/web solutions applications using the best-determined technology for development
  • Help business users develop queries and incorporate ERP information into SharePoint Online and Office 365 Applications

  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex query and data issues
  • Provide support to the ERP and associated applications to the business users

Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Information Technology or related fields required

  • Five (5) years development experience Supporting an ERP Application

  • Three to five (3-5) years development experience with SQL, PL/SQL, and other Object Oriented programming languages

  • Practical experience with Office 365, SharePoint Online, PowerApps and Power Automate (Flow)

  • Skilled with structured, object oriented programming 

  • Knowledge of SQL and PL/SQL, and relational database programming

  • Experience with Oracle SQL Developer and/or Oracle TOAD

  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint Online, PowerApps, and Power Automate (Flow)

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Excel, Outlook, Word)

  • Flexible and reliable self-starter who has the multi-tasking ability to operate independently and within a team-oriented environment.

  • Creative/innovative thinker, capable of learning and adapting to new programming languages

  • Client-focused mindset

  • Ability to work on multiple projects and meet the delivery expectations

  • Ability to travel approximately 10%


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