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.

 


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
     

     button explore our benefits 2 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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


     button explore our benefits 2 button apply by email


GLOBAL TAX MANAGER

Department: FINANCE

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking a Global Tax Manager who will be responsible for preparing the federal, state, local tax returns (including sales, use, property and franchise tax returns) strategic tax planning, enhancing internal tax reporting and analysis, assistance in domestic annual and strategic planning and the coordination of global tax planning. This position will also assist in tax consultation with international operations, acquisition analysis, financial modeling and SEC tax reporting.

 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Prepares federal, state and city income tax returns
  • Responsible for accuracy and timely preparation of sales and use tax returns

  • Responsible for accuracy and timely preparation of property and franchise tax returns

  • Strategic tax planning with the objective of lowering taxes on a worldwide basis

  • Prepares all analysis of tax accounts including world-wide tax provision, deferred taxes, tax footnote for annual and quarterly reporting (if applicable) and reconciliation of all tax accounts

  • Prepares global tax provisions and provides tax provision guidance to international subsidiaries

  • Prepares federal and state tax estimated payments

  • Establishes and maintains transfer pricing policy in accordance with domestic and international taxing authorities 

  • Assists in developing and maintaining standard company-wide metrics

  • Prepares financial models when required


    Requirements:

  • Prepares federal, state and city income tax returns, BS Accounting/Finance; CPA; MBA preferred

  • 5-7 years public accounting experience along with corporate tax experience within an international, multi-plant manufacturing environment and extensive tax expertise

  • Ability to use computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Hyperion, Vertex sales and use tax application and Bloomberg BNA

  • Must be a strategic thinking self-starter, able to work both independently and on teams
     
  • Must have communications skills necessary to interact effectively with top management
     
  • Must posses the courage of conviction to challenge traditional methods and practices, recommending and implementing innovative solutions to improve information systems

    button explore our benefits 2  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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)

    button explore our benefits 2  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING SPECIALIST

Department: SALES & MARKETING

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

We are seeking a Visual Communications and Marketing Specialist that will create, design, and/or edit multiple forms of original content for the company, including videos, photography, images, webinars, infographics, social media, and various types of written content. Additionally, this individual will assist with the company’s visual identity and global brand alignment efforts.

 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • 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 digital 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 Digital Media Production, Visual Communications, or equivalent

  • 1-3 years of videography and photography experience with a focus on visual storytelling
  • Extensive Experience using Final Cut Pro X or other video editing software programs

  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint)

  • Macintosh Operation System experience

  • Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time

  • Creative/business writing, B2B manufacturing marketing, company branding, experience using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and experience using Adobe After Effects are a plus

    button explore our benefits 2  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.