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.

 


SERVICES SUPPORT SPECIALIST/ENGINEER (INSPECTION SERVICES)

Department: MARKETING

 

We are seeking a Services Support Specialist or Engineer who will be responsible for the development and support of new and existing services in select domestic and international market(s).  Works closely with field sales, customer service, inspection services and engineering departments to assure service strategies are executed.  This position requires complete knowledge of the company’s services, policies and customer needs.   

 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Support Global Market Manager in the development of marketing and business development plans for international subsidiaries.
  • Develop technical proposals and responses to international RFPs
  • Support Global Market Manager with launching new services; includes developing collateral materials, coordinating field trials, facilitating customer standardization, coordinating sales training.
  • Analyze competitive service offerings.
  • Identify cost reductions/profit improvement opportunities.
  • Stay abreast of latest technologies and innovations in data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Support resolution of customer complaints/field issues.
  • Provide technical support to international subsidiaries and their sales network
  • Develop technical presentations for PLP Services.
  • Support the development of new services (providing input, monitoring progress, etc.)
  • Participate in and coordinate field activities
  • Assist domestic sales correspondence in developing customer proposals
  • Stay abreast of changing market environment and competitors.
  • Performs detailed field and in-depth inspection
  • Direct UAV pilot and work together onsite
  • Review images on sight and complete checklist items required by customer
  • Identifies anomalies and classifies assets
  • Works closely with Data Analyst and Technical Writer – Provides organized data and findings from field inspection for post processing
  • Analyzes and thermally tunes infrared images

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Engineering

  • 3-5 years previous application engineering experience preferably in the markets PLP services or 10 years of related experience in lieu of a degree

  • Ability to use a computer and applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to travel approximately 25%

  • Must be a self-starter who can function in a business start up environment.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and comply with the provision of PLP’s auto program.

  • Ability to effectively communicate in both verbal and written situations involving customers, internal personnel and field sales service representatives

  • Strong planning and organizational skills along with technical knowledge of assigned PLP product lines

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FIELD SALES POSITION (SOUTHEAST REGION)

Department: SALES & MARKETING

 

We are seeking a Field Sales candidate who will be responsible for sales of the organization's products/services to major accounts by contacting established customers and developing new prospects.  

 

Job duties and responsibilities:

• Effectively work with a cohesive group of individuals to create and maintain a unified sales force.

• Use shipment reports to determine which accounts offer the most potential for PLP sales increase.

• Identify new accounts in territory.

• Determine where the buying influences are.

• Build and demonstrate products for the above deployment strategies.

• Coordinate routine and effective sales calls on the identified buying influences.

• Coordinate PLP product field trials with both the customer and appropriate PLP resources.

• Coordinates all product demonstrations in an assigned territory.

• Leads in the management and development of Manufacturers’ Representatives and Distributors/Wholesalers.

• Provides annual evaluations of both Manufacturers’ Representatives and Distributors.

• Investigates new product opportunities for PLP with customers.

• Cooperates with PLP Product Management and R&E as required to investigate market or product opportunities/issues in the market or territory.

• Effectively monitors expenses for given territory.

• Effectively monitors PLP product sample costs.

• Provides a sales forecast at least annually, perhaps more often.

• Communicates with PLP through trip reports or territory updates as required.

• Develops and implements an annual sales plan incorporating the team concept approach.

• Resolves all customer complaints regarding PLP products or services.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or related field of study and/or field experience.

  • 3 to 7 years of experience OSP Engineering, Construction, Deployment, or Sales Engineer, demonstrating a progression of both responsibility and/or sales success.
  • Understands deployment strategies for OSP Communications.
    • Buried
    • Overhead
    • Lashed Messenger
    • ADSS
    • Copper
    • Fiber
  • Ability to use a computer and applications such as Microsoft Products including, but not limited to Power Point, Teams, Word, and Excel.

  • Ability to travel a minimum of 75% of the time
  • Maintains a field sales office from personal residence as required.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and comply with the provisions of PLP’s vehicle allowance program.

  • Must be a self-starter who can work with minimal supervision.

  • Must have the ability to build and develop strategic business relationships and understand all the dynamics of the various channels.

  • Must have the technical aptitude to apply products for samples and demonstration purposes

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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 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
  • 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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ENGINEER

Department: Research and Engineering

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking an Engineer who, under the direction of an Engineering Manager or high-ranking engineer, will help provide product engineering services, including product development, product modifications, and technical service.  

 

Job duties and responsibilities:

• Provide technical support to Marketing and Manufacturing for existing product offerings

• Evaluate alternative materials for cost reductions/improved performance

• Assist with new product development and product modification work

• Assist to develop product parameters, specifications and engineering drawings

• In conjunction with supervisor and Purchasing Department, work with vendors concerning tooling and part fabrication issues.

• In product development process helps consider:

  • Regulatory issues
  • Safety regulations
  • Application procedures
  • Quality acceptance criteria
  • Verification analysis
  • Design review requirements

• Assist with providing technical performance data necessary to support the sale of new and modified products

• Assist with extending, after proper testing and engineering evaluation, existing products to affect greater use by customers

• Assist with modifying products to do specialized jobs required by customer and deemed necessary by marketing or engineering

• Assists 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 

• Work with Production, Quality Assurance and Materials Engineer in helping determine acceptable quality and resolving problems of questionable quality of products

• Assist with interpreting engineering recommendations, customer specifications, and engineering drawings

• Attend technical meetings, conferences, and specialized courses consistent with area of responsibility

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

  • 3 to 5 years of product development or application engineering experience

  • Ability to use a computer and applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Creo, SolidWorks design, or AutoCad software

  • Up to 20% travel

  • A team player

  • Very good written and verbal skills required


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APPLICATION DEVELOPER/DATA ANALYST

Department: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking an Application Developer/ Data Analyst who will work with the functional business team to develop and deliver solutions to meet business process and data analysis 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 reporting tools to help users get the data that they require out of the system and will 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 to 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 create and run custom reports and develop database functions to integrate into the ERP Application
  • 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
  • Develop SSRS Reports for the ERP Application
  • Help business users develop queries and views to 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 with Report Development and Support of an ERP Application
  • Three to five (3-5) years development experience with SQL, PL/SQL, and other Object Oriented programming languages
  • One to three (1-3) years development experience with SSRS Report Development
  • Practical experience with Office 365, SharePoint Online, PowerApps and Power Automate (Flow)
  • Development experience with Crystal Reports or Microsoft SSRS
  • 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)

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