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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PRODUCT DEMONSTRATOR

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.

Requirements:

  • 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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UTILITY FIBER APPLICATIONS ENGINEER/SPECIALIST

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.

Requirements:

  • 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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LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

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.

Requirements:

  • 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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ENGINEER

Department: Research and Engineering

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Under the direction of Engineering Manager or high‑ranking engineer, helps 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.
  • Evaluates alternative materials for cost reductions/improved performance.
  • Helps with new product development and product modification work.
  • Helps to develop product parameters, specifications, and engineering drawings.
  • In conjunction with his supervisor and the Purchasing department, works with vendors concerning tooling and part fabrication issues.
  • In the product development process helps consider:
    • Regulatory issues
    • Safety regulations
    • Application procedures
    • Quality acceptance criteria
    • Verification analysis
    • Design review requirements
  • Helps provide technical performance data necessary to support the sale of new and modified products.
  • Helps extend, after proper testing and engineering evaluation, existing products to affect greater use by customers.
  • Helps modify products to do specialized jobs required by customer and deemed necessary by marketing or engineering.
  • 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.
  • Works with Production, Quality Assurance, and Materials Engineer in helping determine acceptable quality and resolving problems of questionable quality of products.
  • Helps interpret engineering recommendations, customer specifications, and engineering drawings.
  • Attends technical meetings, conferences, and specialized courses consistent with area of responsibility.
  • 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.
  • Uses Pro-E, SoildWorks design, or Auto-Cad software.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 0-3 years of product development or application engineering experience.
  • Ability to use a computer and applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to travel 10-20% of the time.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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PRODUCT SUPPORT ASSISTANT

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.

Requirements:

  • 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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MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Department: Marketing

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking a Marketing Communications Specialist who will be responsible for managing and implementing the company’s trade show marketing program. They will be responsible for and support the creation of marketing materials from concept through copy writing and graphic design.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Maintain trade show display inventory. Work with display vendors and internal personnel to design, prepare, recondition, and ship materials for tradeshow use.
  • Generate and manage the tradeshow schedule as directed by sales and product management. Monitor dates, venues, costs, material transport, delivery, and set-up.
  • Assist in creation of original/revised copy, design, and layout, utilize approved desktop publishing software to layout and design, as well as coordinate efforts with research & engineering and product management personnel to obtain technical information, photos, illustrations of these materials:
    • Application procedures
    • Catalogs
    • Sell sheets
    • Brochures
    • E-newsletters
    • Email campaigns
    • News releases
    • Articles
    • Video/media scripts; and
    • Various other forms of marketing materials.
  • 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:

  • Associates Degree required, Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Public Relations, Communications, or equivalent preferred.
  • 1-3 years in a creative role, including experience using desktop publishing software, coordinating trade shows, company branding, and creative/technical writing.
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience in file preparation for use in electronic media (.html, .pdf, .jpeg, .gif, .tif, .eps)
  • Ability to travel 20% of the time to trade shows

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MACHINE DESIGN ENGINEER

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.

Requirements:

  • 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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