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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Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking a Field Sales Representative for our Special Industries market who will develop and grow the sales for this product line in conjunction with the Special Industries Market Manager and Sales Team. 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of manufacturer representatives, distribution/wholesalers, and other sales channels supporting sales growth in the defined territory.


  • Must possess a High school diploma with sales courses or college degree desired.

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

  • Be willing and able to travel approximately 50-75% of the time.

  • Will have 3 to 5 years of previous successful field sales experience, experience in retails sales, demonstrating a progression of both responsibility and sales success.

  • Selling experience is preferably in the farm and ranch, hardware, building products or other DIY markets.
  • Able to effectively communicate in both verbal and written situations involving internal personnel, manufacturing reps and customers; and possess a diplomatic approach to problem solving.

  • Knowledge or understanding of the Retail and 2 step distribution channels.

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Department: Human Resources

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking a dynamic International Human Resources Manager who can develop effective relationships with our 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, safety and health, and compliance.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Plans, implements and manages all global compensation (including incentive/bonus) programs, procedures and practices to ensure consistency with 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in Industrial Management, HR and/or Psychology preferred. MBA a plus.

  • Seven to ten years extensive knowledge of and experience within an HR international environment with a strong background in developing and administering global compensation programs. SHRM certification preferred.

  • Proficient with software applications including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc.

  • Ability to travel 25% internationally required.

  • 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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Department: Manufacturing

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking a Compliance Specialist who will be responsible for managing compliance related activities for PLP.  As required, survey the supply chain for appropriate compliance data (RoHS, REACH, country of origin, Buy America acts, Conflict minerals, etc. . . ) and maintain required documentation. This person will act as the point of contact for internal customer inquiries regarding product regulatory compliance matters.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Maintain department Sharepoint site including but not limited to supplier surveys, supplier scorecards, etc.
  • Enters new supplier requests, expenditure requests, requisitions etc. into IFS. Tracks requests until completion.
  • Working with the quality department, manages all relevant supplier survey processes to ensure timely and accurate completion.
  • Manages all supply chain related reports and metrics on a timely basis.
  • Maintains master tooling list and files.
  • Maintains IFS database for suppliers, supplier contacts, pricing, compliance information as required
  • Point of internal contact for customer inquiries regarding product regulatory compliance matters (Made in USA, RoHS, REACH, Diversity, etc. )
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to meet all compliance requirements.
  • Investigate problems, suggest and implement solutions to improve compliance related processes and procedures
  • Work with suppliers to collect the appropriate compliance data (including but not limited to RoHS, REACH, Buy America Acts, Conflict Minerals, Diversity, Country of Origin) and input into IFS database.

  • High school diploma or equivalent. College/technical degree is considered a plus.
  • One (1) to three (3) years previous experience in an industrial business environment using integrated business systems.
  • SQL / VBA and Crystal Reports skills a major plus
  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc) skills.
  • Demonstration of professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to meeting time sensitive deadlines
  • Strong Organizational Skills – must be able to perform and manage multiple tasks at a time
  • Excellent data mining and analytical skills
  • Work well with all levels within the organization, as well as external suppliers and customers
  • Demonstrate

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Department: Marketing

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking a Product Demonstrator who will be responsible for training customers in the proper application of Distribution and Transmission products in the Energy Utility market.

Travels nationally to meet with customers as well as interface with internal Sales and Marketing staff in the creation of marketing materials, trouble shooting, and line inspection services.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Works independently as well as with PLP sales personnel and manufacturing rep agencies to demonstrate and promote PLP products.

  • Provides technical product advice on PLP offerings as required.

  • Assists in creation of marketing print materials and video.

  • Investigates customer complaints regarding PLP products/services. Works with Product Management and Research & Engineering as required to investigate market or product issues with customers.

  • Coordinates PLP product demonstrations with distributor sales personnel and manufactures representatives as directed by PLP Sales Manager.

  • Looks for new product opportunities for PLP.

  • Provides inter-departmental support of other markets as directed.

  • Provides written weekly trip reports.


  • High school diploma or equivalent. College/technical degree is considered a plus.

  • One to three years of previous successful field sales experience, product application experience and/or engineering related experience preferably in the markets PLP serves.

  • Distribution or Transmission line work experience preferred.

  • Candidate will be customer-facing, representing the organization, and must be able to speak in front of groups to educate effectively.

  • Must have mechanical aptitude and the ability to perform strenuous work as required to demonstrate product installations.

  • Individual must be open to a moderate travel schedule and be a self-starter who can work with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to travel approximately 40% of the time and be located out of the Cleveland Office.

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Department: Marketing

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking a Utility Fiber Applications Engineer/Specialist who will be responsible for sales of the organization's products/services to major accounts by contacting established end-users, distributors, manufacturing rep agencies and developing new prospects.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Provides technical sales support in the assigned market. Activity includes collaboration with PLP®’s Energy/Communication Sales Management and Product Management teams. Target markets include, but are not limited to: Municipalities, IOU’s, Co-Op’s, and PUD’s.
  • Provides technical sales support to engineering firms in relation to design of PLP products, including designing FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) networks.
  • Provides training and joint calls with manufacturing rep agencies and authorized PLP® distributors.
  • Assists in identifying projects in assigned market so PLP can gain an early spec position; makes product recommendations to customers (bill of materials).
  • Coordinates customer RFP packages:
    • Assists sales correspondents and other departments
    • Selects appropriate products to meet tender requirements
    • Provides support documentation recommendations
  • Provides assistance with sales representatives as needed with electric power distribution products (Formed Wire).
  • Identifies new accounts in territory.
  • Determines where the buying influences are.
  • Coordinates routine and effective sales calls on the identified buying influences.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Marketing, or related field of study and/or experience.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in engineering and/or retail sales, demonstrating a progression of both responsibility and sales success.

  • Ability to travel a minimum of 60% of the time.

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Department: Research and 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.


  • 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

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

PLP is seeking an Engineer in our Quality Assurance area who will assist in the development, implementation, and coordination of functions for the Corporate Quality Assurance Department, Quality Assurance Program, Corporate Customer Feedback system and the ISO-9001 Program.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

• In conjunction with the Quality Assurance Manager, assists with the development and administration of quality assurance/control systems.

• Performs analysis of testing and inspection procedures to insure adequacy and compliance.

• Using metrology and statistical methods, diagnoses and corrects improper quality control practices. Conducts capability studies on new or modified products and processes.

• Audits internal quality systems for deficiencies.

• Reviews engineering drawings and specifications to ensure measurability of key features. Reviews tolerances of key features to ensure manufacturability. Defines measurement methods at plants and suppliers to establish consistency of measurement.

• Develops new testing/inspection techniques, fixtures, and gauges, as required.

• Develops Inspection and Test Plans (ITPs) in conjunction with plant Quality Assurance personnel.

• Using established specifications, evaluates finished products, purchased products, and raw materials.

• Helps interpret engineering recommendations, customer specifications, and engineering drawings for suppliers and PLP facilities.

• Under direction of Quality Engineer, conducts source inspection of suppliers. Conducts supplier Quality System audits. Works with key suppliers to implement required improvements.

• Helps in handling field complaints and product failures.  Helps analyze problems, solutions, or recommendations after proper engineering and laboratory studies. Helps to determine causes of material failures.

• Assists engineers and plant personnel in reducing the instances of nonconformities and the quantity of non-conforming product produced in the plants.  Uses Root Cause Analysis and Corrective and Preventive Action tools to effect improvements.  Drives reduction in component, WIP, and finished good nonconformities through improvements in process controls, better gauging methods, and product specification rationalization. Follows up on a regular basis until improvements have been verified.

• Develops and conducts material test procedures to comply with industry and customer specifications. Prepares and performs analysis in support of product development. Studies, supports, and implements Lean techniques for continuous improvement.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering curriculum required with a Quality Engineering Degree preferred.  Degrees in other technical curricula considered.

  • Working knowledge of MiniTab.
  • Zero to three years of experience in a quality assurance and/or a manufacturing environment, with emphasis on measurement, testing, documentation, and ISO 9001 exposure.

  • Interpersonal and communicating skills are desired. Capable of report formatting and technical writing.

  • Must be capable of operating general metrology inspection and test equipment.

  • Must be able to read blueprints.

  • Must be able to travel 10-20%

  • Must be available to work outside of normal working hours on infrequent occasions.

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Department: Marketing (Special Industries Market)

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

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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Department: Albemarle Manufacturing Facility

Location: Albemarle, North Carolina

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's 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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