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 - ROGERS, ARKANSAS 

AUTOMATION ROBOTICS ENGINEER

Department: Manufacturing Plant

We are seeking an Automation and Robotics Engineer who will be responsible for conceptual design and specifications for development of automation products, ranging from small component or tooling to extremely large machinery or robotic cell layout designs. This role will be the mechanical engineering expert responsible for researching, designing, and analyzing robotic applications through installation and final commissioning.

 

 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Designs automated robotic cell layouts and completes 3D simulations in view of movements, volume minimization, reachability of working points, programming, and minimization of working cycle time.

  • Designs & prototypes automation units such as robot EOAT, fixture/clamping mechanisms, measurement stations, cleaning stations, etc.

  • Designs and details system structures, fixtures, and transfer stations between robot cells, conveyors, shuttles, etc.

  • Identifies potential obstacles presented by raw materials such as physical properties or delivery packaging and helps provide solutions.

  • Coordinates with job shop and assembly departments to assure compliance with engineering design.

  • Work with suppliers to select qualified components or units.

  • Assists with safety risk assessments for robot cells in accordance with current safety standards, identifies possible hazards and determines risk reduction requirements, suggests solutions, and validates.

  • Assists with vendor management and procurement.

  • Leads automation projects as required.

  • Performs automation unit assembly & tests, system integration, and run-off.

  • Creates technical design documents and reports.

  • Supports preparation of design review presentations with CAD files, schematics, etc. as assigned.

  • Responsible for mechanical budget and timeline on individual projects.

 

Requirements:

  • Degree in Design, Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Mechatronics

  • Strong system design, hands-on and prototyping capabilities

  • Technical competency in industrial automation / robotics (robots/controls/vision/conveyors/tooling etc.)

  • 3+ years of robotics mechanical engineering experience

  • Highly versed in pneumatics, vacuum, servo, powertrain, conveyor design.

  • EOAT design

  • Proficient in 3D modeling software (preferably Creo) and MS Office software applications.

  • Proficient at 3-dimensional visualization

  • Experience with lean manufacturing, and analysis of manual processes towards the goal of automation.

  • Knowledge of industrial standards (ANSI, ASME, OSHA)

  • Experience in design for manufacturability, cost effectiveness, and time reduction.

  • Solid organizational skills including detail-oriented personality and multitasking skills.

  • Ability to troubleshoot systems in production environment.

  • Work well independently or in teams

  • Proven abilities as an Innovator and creative problem solver

  • Have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English (both verbal and written).

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PLP - ROGERS, ARKANSAS 

PROCESS ENGINEER – PLASTICS INJECTION MOLDING

Department: Manufacturing Plant

We are seeking a Process Engineer – Plastics Injection Molding that plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing equipment and processes to produce high quality injection molded product. The Process Engineer is responsible for coordinating the molding efforts on new product launches, setting up and/or revising manufacturing processes and assisting the manufacturing operations in problem solving and continuous process improvements. 

 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop new processes, assess and document new and existing processes. Implement and evaluate changes to existing processes designed to improve product quality, productivity and overall equipment efficiency.

  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to process technicians, operators and other molding personnel.

  • Develop and maintain process documentation ensuring that processes and procedures are clearly stated and understandable for all employees. Provide technical support/solutions to manufacturing processes, improve yield and throughput, drive cost reduction activities and improve on part quality.

  • Demonstrated ability to start-up, operate and shut down process related equipment. Must be able to work independently on new process development as well as troubleshooting current production issues.

  • Work with equipment and material vendors to resolve machine and material issues.

  • Monitor and report issues with injection molds, make recommendations for refurbishment based on production factors such as cycles, process capability and tooling history.

  • Interact with product design engineering staff to support design concepts for ease of manufacturability.

  • Implement technical solutions including statistical methodology and data collection systems to meet customer cost, quality, and delivery expectations.

  • Facilitate and support facility and manufacturing safety, environmental, and ergonomics efforts.

     

    Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Plastics, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering is required

  • Must have at least 5-7 years of practical work experience in an Injection Molding Operation

  • Strong and diverse technical background in injection molding processing, tooling, equipment, materials, mold design, manufacturing and quality

  • Self-starter must be able to work with little direction and with a high level of self-motivation

  • Demonstrated superior communication (written and verbal), teamwork, and organizational skills

  • Excellent computer skills, Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to think out of the box and recommend creative solutions

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PLP - CLEVELAND, OHIO
GRAPHIC DESIGN & MARKETING SPECIALIST

Department: Marketing

We are seeking a Graphic Design & Marketing Specialist who will be responsible for designing and creating content that increases product/brand awareness and assists Sales and Business Development objectives. This role will primarily focus on developing external marketing materials from concept through to copywriting and graphic design. Projects include creating and revising product sell sheets, brochures, catalogs, instructional sheets, infographics, banners, presentations, tradeshow displays, media projects, and other marketing materials. Strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills are highly desirable. This role will also assist in managing and implementing the trade show marketing program for various events throughout the year.

 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Design, edit, and coordinate external marketing communications projects, including catalogs, sell sheets, brochures, advertisements, banners, instructional sheets, infographics, reports, articles, white papers, and various other forms of marketing collateral.

  • Coordinate efforts with Engineering and Product Management to obtain technical information, images, illustrations, and various other assets needed to create/edit marketing collateral.

  • Work with internal personnel and vendors to design, layout, and prepare materials for various events.

  • Manage relationships with print and promotional suppliers to execute various projects, including marketing collateral, promotional materials, trade show assets, and training media.

  • Assemble, pack, and ship inventoried materials requested, including printed collateral, trade show assets, and promotional items.

  • Assist with managing inventory and fulfillment of marketing collateral and promotional materials, both internally and externally housed.

  • Assist with social media marketing efforts, presentations, webinars, website maintenance, email marketing, brainstorming sessions, and various other projects where design knowledge and creativity are required.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Marketing, or equivalent.

  •  1-3 years in a creative design role, including experience with desktop publishing software, company branding, and creative/technical writing.

  •  Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop).

  •  Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  •  Experience in file preparation for use in electronic media (.html, .pdf, .jpeg, .gif, .tif, .eps)

  •  Ability to travel 10% of the time 

  •  Excellent communication and creativity skills

  •  Strong attention to detail and proactive approach to problem-solving

  •  Self-starter with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven group

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PLP - CLEVELAND, OHIO
ASSISTANT TREASURER

Department: Finance

We are seeking an Assistant Treasurer who will oversee the treasury process for PLP-USA as well as the global operations for Preformed Line Products Company (“PLP” or the “Company”). This individual will also manage daily cash activities for PLP–USA and will have significant involvement with the Company’s financial benefit plans including but not limited to the profit-sharing plan, a US based pension plan and share based plans. The position will report to the Chief Financial Officer and will have significant interaction with the executive leadership of PLP. 

This role is responsible for leading a highly effective treasury function in a matrix based global environment. This is a critical position for the global finance team with responsibility for daily cash management, debt management (availability and compliance) and SOX controls for the treasury function.

 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide strong leadership to the global finance team for all Treasury related activities.

  • Ensure a strong customer focus to both internal customers and external customers that rely on PLP financial information. This includes advising senior leadership on treasury related best practices. 


  • Maintain daily cash management and related banking activities for PLP-USA. 

    • Approve outgoing payments, sign checks, call in ACH batches
    • Assist with incoming payments as needed
    • Clear items that hit positive pay
    • Initiate wire payments

  • Develop and maintain foreign currency hedging strategies for PLP’s global foreign currency exposures. 

  • Manage relationship with PLP’s primary banks. 

  • Provide guidance and review for the Company’s financial benefit plans including but not limited to a defined contribution plan for PLP-USA, a frozen Pension Plan for PLP-USA as well as common stock based plans (stock option plan and LTIP plan). 

  • Assist with the development of robust Global Treasury Policies and Procedures for PLP: Review current treasury policies, procedures and practices of the Company. 
       • Determine appropriateness of documented policies and procedures, modify as necessary and create new policies and procedures as needed.
       • Ensure all accounting and finance employees are properly trained to understand and implement the Global Treasury Policies and Procedures (collaboration with Corporate Controller and Regional Controllers). 
      • Research and maintain knowledge of current domestic and international laws and regulations affecting treasury policies and procedures and modify as necessary. 

  • Drive improvements in processes, procedures and internal controls which ensure a highly accurate, efficient and robust treasury function. 

  • Assist the CFO with Investor Relations and Corporate Communications to craft earnings releases, earnings call scripts, investor materials (presentation, Q&A) and responses to analyst questions. Also coordinate to determine financial and nonfinancial externally reported measures/key metrics. 

  • Exercise strong quality control through ongoing and timely monitoring of reported results and through proactive identification and constructive resolution of complex financial reporting and accounting issues. 

    Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required; CPA or MBA a plus.

  • Experience in treasury function with exposure to foreign currency exchange requirements.

  • 10+ years experience in treasury related functions and/or accounting. 

  • Ability to use a computer and applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and online banking systems. Hyperion skills a plus, as well as other financial software applications.

  • Extensive contact with management, employees and outside professionals that requires above average language skills. Finance and accounting responsibilities require above average analytical and mathematical skills.

  • Hands on experience with statistical analysis and statistical packages. 

  • Outstanding presentation, reporting and communication skills.

  • Proven knowledge of financial forecasting and diagnosis, corporate treasury and information analysis. 

  • SEC reporting of treasury and share based plan requirements and strong technical understanding of US GAAP as it relates to both.

  • Travel <10%

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PLP - CLEVELAND, OHIO
INSTRUMENTATION TECHNICIAN

Department: Research and Engineering

We are seeking an Instrumentation Technician who will be responsible for calibrating, repairing, and maintaining laboratory test instrumentation and equipment. This role will install and use instrumentation for performing laboratory and field testing. 

 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs laboratory test and measuring equipment such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, environmental chambers, tensile machines, vibration shakers, etc.

  • Prepares and maintains calibration records for laboratory equipment.

  • Calibrates laboratory test and measuring equipment such as tensile machines, calipers, micrometers, strain gages, transducers, etc.

  • Conducts electric and/or electronic laboratory tests, including high voltage and current tests.

  • Installs and instruments strain gages and other transducers and equipment, both in the laboratory and the field.

  • Assists in the development and implementation of procedures for the calibration and the safe and proper use of test equipment.

  • Assists in the establishment and maintenance of preventative maintenance procedures and records for all laboratory equipment.

  • Constructs electronics devices working from schematic drawings and/or rough sketches.

  • Prepares and maintains technical and performance specifications on all test instrumentation and equipment.

  • Modifies older electronic equipment to reach performance levels comparable to newer models where applicable.

  • Operates, maintains, calibrates, and repairs field vibration recording equipment. Collects and/or fabricates necessary hardware required for field vibration studies. Collects recorders, batteries, tapes, etc. and prepare for shipment.

  • Works in remote outdoor areas, often in high-lift trucks, to install, replace, or retrieve instrumentation such as vibration recorders. Will represent PLP, possibly without supporting PLP personnel, when working with customers and vendors in the field.

  • Instructs other personnel in the proper application and usage of laboratory test equipment.

  • Performs and documents tests in the laboratory.

    Requirements:

  • Associates degree (two year) in electronics or related field.

  • Two years experience repair/troubleshooting electronic equipment and instrumentation with demonstrated skills in mechanical design and part fabrication.

  • Domestic travel via car or air to field test sites (5%).

  • Ability to: 
      • Troubleshoot and repair electronic equipment/systems to component level.
      • Setup and conduct tests using appropriate electronic equipment.
      • Plan and track projects both short and long term.
      • Instruct others
      • Keep complete and accurate records.
      • Abilio carry up to 50 lbs. of equipment for moderate distances at field testing sites.
      • Write procedures, reports and other documentation.
      • Setup and operate test and measuring equipment.
      • Calibrate test and measuring equipment.
      • Ability to operate general machine shop equipment, such as a drill press, band saw, etc.
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PLP - CLEVELAND, OHIO
INSIDE CUSTOMER SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Department: Marketing

We are seeking an Inside Customer Support Specialist  who will be responsible for Expediting customer orders and ensuring complete customer satisfaction. This role will process Return Goods and Debit & Credit requests. They will also assist Inside Sales Representatives  and Contract Manager with competitive pricing requests.

 

 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Receives, analyzes and prepare requests for quotations. Coordinates that activity with Field Sales Managers, Customer Service Manager, 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 Customer Service Manager.

  • 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 Representatives, Inside Customer Support Specialists, and Customer Service Manager.

  • On call 24/7 for storm emergencies.


    Requirements:

  • High School diploma required. Specialized business education or degree in an applicable discipline helpful.

  • Two years previous order processing/customer service experience.

  • Ability to use a computer and applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Computer skills using IBM AS400 and personal computer.

  • Accurate data entry skills.

  • Superior verbal and writing skills. 

  • Superior interpersonal skills. 

  • Ability to focus and respond promptly to customer and representative requests.

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PLP - CLEVELAND, OHIO
IFS APPLICATION DEVELOPER

Department: IT

We are seeking an IFS Application Developer in our IT Department who will be responsible for working with the functional business team to develop and deliver solutions to meet business process 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 development tools to build solutions that will help users refine and redefine business process. This role will also 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 and 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 develop database functions to integrate into the ERP Application

  • Use IFS Administrative Tools to configure Application Security Roles, Custom Events, and User Lobbies

  • 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
  • Help business users develop queries and 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 Supporting an ERP Application

  • Three to five (3-5) years development experience with SQL, PL/SQL, and other Object Oriented programming languages

  • Practical experience with Office 365, SharePoint Online, PowerApps and Power Automate (Flow)

  • 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)

  • Flexible and reliable self-starter who has the multi-tasking ability to operate independently and within a team-oriented environment.

  • Creative/innovative thinker, capable of learning and adapting to new programming languages

  • Client-focused mindset

  • Ability to work on multiple projects and meet the delivery expectations

  • Ability to travel approximately 10%


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