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 - CLEVELAND, OHIO
ENGINEER

Department: RESEARCH & ENGINEERING

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 responsibilities

    Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.

  • 1 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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PLP - CLEVELAND, OHIO
LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

Department: ENGINEERING

We are seeking a Laboratory Technician who will be responsible for conducting and documenting laboratory tests.  

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • We are seeking a Laboratory Technician who will be responsible for conducting and documenting laboratory tests.

  •  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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PLP - CLEVELAND, OHIO
PRODUCT SUPPORT ENGINEER, SOLAR

Department: MARKETING

We are seeking a Product Support Engineer is our Solar Market who will be responsible for the development of product management programs for new and existing products in Solar markets. This role will coordinates the development of product line objectives and strategies and ensures the execution of these programs.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Support Marketing personnel in the development and implementation of marketing and product plans.

  • Develop and manage sales literature, sales tools, advertising and promotional items supporting the selling function.

  •  Help coordinate solar tradeshows and attend to demonstrate company’s capabilities and products to customers.

  • Implement new product launch process; including developing collateral materials, coordinating field trials, facilitating customer standardization, and coordinating sales training.

  •  Analyze competitive products and stay abreast of latest industry product technologies and innovations.

  •  Stay up-to-date on industry code requirements and standards.

  •  Provide technical product application support and training.

  • Initiate Engineering Change Requests.

  •  Identify and drive product cost reductions/profit improvement opportunities.

  • Provides sales support by preparing and presenting detailed quotations and engineering documentation to customers with potential sales opportunities.

  • Assist with resolving customer complaints/field failures.

  •  Initiate product changes and modifications to meet changing requirements and customer needs.

  •  Develop and present technical product presentations and customer training.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering

  • Previous engineering co-op experience preferred

  •  Ability to travel 10 – 15% mainly for tradeshows and product training

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

  •  Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.

  •  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

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

  •  Must be a highly motivated self-starter.


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PLP - CLEVELAND, OHIO
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, SUBSTATION MARKET

Department: MARKETING

We are seeking a Business Development Manager, Substation Market who will be responsible for the business development and implementation of market development strategies in coordination with executive management, sales management, market segment managers, and outside manufacturing representatives for the North America Substation market. This role will provide support and direction to business development functions including analysis of market opportunities, developing business cases, and coordinating with internal resources. Responsible for managing key contacts, initial customer approvals, marketing collateral, and sales growth in the substation market.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Locate, develop, define, and establish business relationships with key personnel at Utility Companies, EPCs, and Engineering firms through presenting PLP’s substation product offering

  • Research industry and related events, publications, and announcements to identify opportunities for PLP substation products

  • Locate or propose potential business deals or acquisitions in the Utility substation market

  • Creates specification for PLP scope of delivery based on technical customers information like layouts, plans, drawings etc. and guide customers through project execution

  • Address internal and external product related and substation related questions. Create and deliver product documentation like test reports, data sheets, customer drawings, etc.

  • Evaluate options, resolve internal proprieties, examine risks and potentials for business opportunities, and estimate partners’ needs and goals

  • Coordinate requirements, develop and negotiate contracts, and integrate contract requirements with business operations

  • Maintains records of all target client BD activity including contacts, communication, and results

  • Represent company at tradeshows, conferences, and other activities when requested

    Requirements

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

  • Minimum 3 years technical sales experience, preferably in the Substation market

  • General knowledge/experience of electric vehicle charging station design and function

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), working knowledge of CRM

  • Ability to travel a minimum of 50% of the time Domestic and 5% International

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

  • Must have strong prospecting, planning, presentation, and closing skills

  • Must have excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Market knowledge along with a high energy level is important

  • Must be trustworthy and maintain confidentiality in all matters
     

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PLP - CLEVELAND, OHIO
SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYST

Department: MANUFACTURING

We are seeking a Supply Chain Analyst that will implement and control standardized, supply chain, procurement and purchasing master data; develop data analytics that support global sourcing, supply chain and subsidiary goals and objectives; perform data analysis and work with stakeholders to develop strategies and performance metrics. Facilitate best practice global reporting and provide direction for risk management i.e. the development of opportunities, and mitigation of threats; generating reports as appropriate or requested, to provide supply market analysis, commodity tracking, and support with supplier assessment, selection and ongoing evaluation; Identify cost improvement opportunities through analysis of spend data and present cost-benefit analysis, assist in the determination of total cost of acquisition and total cost of ownership models; track progress of supply chain projects, communicate status reports on a timely basis and administer meaningful metrics to track supply chain/supplier performance. 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Implementation and control of standardized supply chain master data e.g. commodity naming and coding convention for all parts, across PLP entities and work with engineering and subsidiaries in support of the implementation of part naming convention, standard part nomenclature, standard drawing nomenclature and revision control.

  • Create and continue the development of supply chain reports and reporting methods.

  • Assume ownership of the supply chain data management system (e.g. Data Warehouse), structure and reporting.

  • Perform market research, trend analysis, pricing structure analysis, etc.

  • Undertake data analysis of market trends, commodity profiles, PLP spend etc. 

  • Implement and continuously monitor performance metrics e.g. supplier spend profiles, OTDIF, PPV, cost reduction, supplier productivity, compliance with international, country and regional regulations, and adherence with company policies including Global Operating System and contracted spend. 

  • Assist with tracking of sourcing and cost reduction projects and reporting of deliverables.

  • Ensure appropriate visibility of supply chain and procurement analytics and performance.

  • Develop good communication with PLP subsidiaries and key stakeholders to ensure an understanding of internal customer requirements.



    Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or relevant experience  

  • 5 years’ experience in a similar position

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Good understanding of strategic procurement processes and methods

  • Skilled at market and spend data analysis and categorization

  • Understanding of MRP

  • Excellent communicator  

  • Utilizes IT to organize work and automate repetitive tasks.

  • Strong PC competency including MS Excel, analytical tools (Data Warehouse preferred) as well as proficiency in, Power Point, Visio, Word and MS Project would be advantageous

  • Ability to travel 10-15%, including Internationally 

  • Strong influencing skills with an ability to achieve results working within teams on a global basis.

  • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills necessary to achieve cooperation between departments, functions etc.

  • Ability to deliver reports, data analysis and presentations to stakeholder groups.

  • Strong in multi-tasking

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