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.

 


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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PAYROLL SPECIALIST

Department: Finance

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking a Payroll Specialist who will be responsible for the input and output of the bi-weekly payroll through ADP for all multiple locations. This role will verify accuracy of employee payroll information in ADP system, reconcile the hourly wage garnishments and medical deductions, as well as serve as a backup to Officers and Salary payroll.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Reviews and ensures that the payroll is accurately prepared and reflects relative changes for current pay-period.

  • Administers bi-weekly preparation of hours input through each outside plant location and inputs part time salary hours, sick hours, reviews and inputs A&S sick hours.

  • Sets up employee banking information for direct deposit of their pay.

  • Processes all required and voluntary withholdings/deductions (401k, United Way, 401K Loans, Medical, Vision, Dental, Life, LTD, HSA, HSA match, Flex, Dependent care, Uniforms, Child Support, Garnishments, etc.) for payment.

  • Prepares bi-weekly payroll deposits for net payroll, tax and wage attachments, flexible spending and HSA payments for PLP.

  • Sends bi-weekly 401K deferrals and loans to Fidelity.

  • Reconciles the wage garnishments and medical deductions for hourly employees.
  • Files Change in status forms, tax withholding forms, timesheets and all corresponding documents.                                                                                                                                                                                               

  • Works with all outside locations and HR to resolve any issues.

  • Works with ADP client representative to resolve any payroll discrepancies or issues.

  • Runs reports in ADP for monthly 401k and Profit Sharing reports before giving to Treasury personnel.

  • Process and monitor garnishments and child support orders

  • Verifies and approves self service payroll transaction

Requirements:

  • Associates degree in Business/Accounting preferred

  • Five years’ experience performing Payroll with ADP/Ceridian payroll systems.  Payroll tax knowledge required.

  • Requires proficiency with personal computer applications including Excel, Word and Outlook.  Sharepoint experience a plus.
  • Must be detail oriented with excellent aptitude for figures.

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    VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING SPECIALIST


    Department: Marketing

    Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking a Visual Communications & Marketing Specialist who will be responsible for creating, designing, and/or editing multiple forms of original content for the company, including videos, images, photography, printed publications, infographics, webinars, social media, and various types of written content. Additionally, this individual will be responsible for and/or assist with the company’s visual identity and global brand alignment efforts.

Essential Functions:

  • Creates effective, engaging, and interesting visual content, including videos, images, graphics, presentations, webinars, infographics, and various printed or web-based materials.

  • Assists with the development of original written content, including video scripts, news/blog articles, case studies, white papers, and external-based content developed in coordination with industry publications, organizations, or media companies.

  • Assists with company’s social media and internet marketing efforts.

  • Assists with media relations and brand advocate initiatives.

  • Coordinates with product management and/or sales to obtain technical or market information needed to create/modify materials stated above.

  • Assists with brainstorming sessions and various other projects where design and creativity are needed.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, Visual Arts, or equivalent.

  • Experience
    • 1-3 years in a creative role with a focus on visual storytelling
    • Company branding experience a plus
    • B2B manufacturer experience a plus
    • Videography and photography experience a plus
    • Creative writing experience a plus

  • Computer Skills
    • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
    • Experience using Final Cut Pro X or other video editing software programs
    • Experience using Adobe After Effects a plus
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint)

  • Travel Requirements
    • 10%

  • Other Qualifications/Requirements or Skills
    • Strong visual/written communication skills
    • Self-starter with ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven group
    • Strong attention to detail and creative approach to problem solving

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MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Department: Marketing

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking a Marketing Communications Specialist who will be responsible for managing and implementing the trade show marketing program for specific assigned industries. Additionally, this individual will be responsible for and/or assist in the creation of multiple different types of marketing materials, from concept through to copy writing and graphic design. Projects include creation of and updates to product sell sheets, brochures, catalogs, email campaigns, presentations, media projects, application procedures, and various other marketing materials.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains trade show display inventory for assigned industries. Works with display vendors and internal personnel to design, prepare, recondition, and ship materials for tradeshow use.

  • Generates and manages the tradeshow schedule for specific industries as directed by the Marketing Communications Supervisor with assistance from sales and product management. Monitors dates, venues, costs, material transport, delivery, and set-up.

  • Assists in creation of original/revised copy, design, and layout of application procedures, catalogs, sell sheets, brochures, e-newsletters, email campaigns, news releases, articles, video/media scripts, and various other forms of marketing materials.

  • Utilizes approved desktop publishing software to layout and design materials stated above.

  • Coordinates efforts with research & engineering and product management personnel to obtain technical information, photos, illustrations, and various other assets needed to create/modify materials stated above.

  • Coordinates efforts with various suppliers of goods and services in the execution of approved projects, including but not limited to marketing collateral, promotional material, trade shows, and training media.

  • Manages inventory and fulfillment of all sales and marketing collateral and promotional materials, both internally and externally housed.

  • Assembles, packs, and ships specific materials requested, including printed collateral, tradeshow materials, and promotional items.

  • Assists with social media efforts, presentations, webinars, video projects, brainstorming sessions, and various other projects where creativity is needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Public Relations, Communications, or equivalent
  • Experience
    • 1-3 years in a creative role, including experience using desktop publishing software, coordinating trade shows, company branding, and creative/technical writing.

  • Computer Skills
    • Extensive Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Experience in file preparation for use in electronic media (.html, .pdf, .jpeg, .gif, .tif, .eps)

  • Travel Requirements
    • 20%. Primarily to attend trade shows as needed.

  • Other Qualifications/Requirements or Skills
    • Strong written/communication skills
    • Self-starter with ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven group
    • Strong attention to detail and creative approach to problem solving

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INSIDE SALES CORRESPONDENT

Department: Marketing

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking an Inside Sales Correspondent who will be responsible for ensuring prompt and efficient processing of customer and representative's inquiries, including competitive quotes.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Receives, analyzes and prepare requests for quotations. Coordinates that activity with Field Sales Managers, Contract Administrator or other appropriate departments to address all issues related to the request. Analyzes competitive information to maximize profits

  • Prepares and manages Blanket Quotations by working with the Field Sales Managers, Directors of Sales, and Contract Administrator

  • Provides technical product support and seeks assistance of other departments when necessary

  • Supplies Field Sales Managers with pertinent information concerning customer's activities, competitive information, etc., which can be used in preparing sales strategies

  • Clarifies major problems including pricing issues on new orders and furnishes necessary information to Order Entry for processing the order

  • Develops some sales contacts and performs limited selling functions

  • Provides backup for the other Inside Sales Correspondents, Inside Customer Support Specialists, and Contract Administrator

  • On call 24/7 for storm emergencies

Requirements:

  • High School diploma required. Specialized business education or degree in an applicable discipline helpful
  • Three to five years’ experience in a Customer Service-related activity including direct customer contact and development of competitive pricing.
  • Strong Communications/Writing skills

  • Strong technical ability

  • Good head for numbers and common-sense perspective

  • People oriented

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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 of electric power system assets based on field inspection pictures, including transmission, distribution, substation, and solar power assets. 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
  • Works closely with GIS Data Analyst and Engineers – Providing organized data and findings for engineering review
  • Maintains catalogs, specifications books, and engineering standards; understands the laboratory 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 technology related degree preferred

  • One year experience preferred in a technical environment
  • 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-motivated
  • Ability to operate test equipment, take accurate measurements, and write test reports

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APPLICATIONS ENGINEER

Department: Marketing

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking an Applications Engineer in our Communications Market. This role will be responsible for the development of product management programs for new and existing products in assigned markets. Coordinates the development of product line objectives and strategies and ensures the execution of these programs.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Participate and lead new product development projects liaising with customers, field sales managers, research and engineering, manufacturing, and purchasing personnel
  • Identify and drive cost reduction and profit improvement opportunities from a design and manufacturability standpoint
  • Participate in RFI, RFP and RFQ documents for the creation of business proposals
  • Assist the Product Manager and/or Market Manager in the development cost analysis and pricing strategies
  • Aid in managing the product life cycle from product introduction, growth, maturity, and decline
  • Define product obsolescence to provide the optimal portfolio mix and pricing that minimizes customer complexity, while improving portfolio profitability
  • Conduct product research to identify customer needs, market gaps, latest product technologies, innovations, and competitive landscape
  • Create support and training documents while also providing technical support to internal and external customers regarding product selection, technical requirements, and competitive information
  • Monitor, measure, and evaluate sales data for product families and customers in conjunction with business analysts
  • Work alongside Technical Multi-Media Designers and Marketing Communications team members to develop marketing collateral (print and digital) including sell sheets, product catalogs, application procedures, technical drawings, quote drawings, and video product demonstrations
  • Participate in field trials, studies and installations
  • Resolve customer complaints and field failures

Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Industrial Technology. Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Proficiency with the following software:
      • AutoCAD or comparable 2D modeling software
      • Pro-Engineer / CREO or comparable 3D modeling software
      • KeyShot or comparable 3D rendering and animation software

  • Microsoft Office Suite with a focus on Microsoft Excel
  • 2-3 years of product management or applications engineering related experience
  • Formal stage gate project management experience
  • ERP and CRM software experience
  • Background in cable and connectivity used for the telecommunications industry is preferred
  • Able to travel 15-20% of the time to tradeshows and customer visits
  • Ability to effectively communicate in both verbal and written situations involving customers, internal personnel and field sales representatives
  • Technical, analytical, and strategic planning skills
  • Innovative, problem-solving and analytical-minded
  • Extreme attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills
  • Business acumen and a vision to predict future trends

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