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.

 


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 on Transmission, Distribution, Solar, and Substation assets based on field inspection pictures. 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

  • Will work closely with GIS Data Analyst and Engineers – Providing organized data and findings for engineering review

  • Maintains catalogs, specifications books, and engineering standards; understands the lab 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 tech degree preferred

  • One year experience preferred in a technical environment

  • Experience with Adobe InDesign Preferred
  • 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-motivation skills

  • Able to operate test equipment

  • Able to take accurate measurements

  • Able to document logs and write test reports

  • Able to setup and conduct testing

  • Able to use a computer

  • Able to lift, lower, and carry up to 50 lbs.

  • Able to push or pull with at least 50 lbs. force
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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

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 responsibility

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

  • 3 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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APPLICATION DEVELOPER/DATA ANALYST

Department: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking an Application Developer/ Data Analyst who will work with the functional business team to develop and deliver solutions to meet business process and data analysis 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 reporting tools to help users get the data that they require out of the system and will 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 to 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 create and run custom reports and develop database functions to integrate into the ERP Application
  • 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
  • Develop SSRS Reports for the ERP Application
  • Help business users develop queries and views to 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 with Report Development and Support of an ERP Application
  • Three to five (3-5) years development experience with SQL, PL/SQL, and other Object Oriented programming languages
  • One to three (1-3) years development experience with SSRS Report Development
  • Practical experience with Office 365, SharePoint Online, PowerApps and Power Automate (Flow)
  • Development experience with Crystal Reports or Microsoft SSRS
  • 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)

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