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 - ALBEMARLE, NORTH CAROLINA

SCHEDULER

Department: North Carolina Plant, Manufacturing

We are searching for a Scheduler who will compile and records production data for manufacturing in support of plant production control and value stream operations.

 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Schedule work orders based upon both open customer orders and order point planning.

  • Track shop order schedule to determine root cause of past due shop orders.

  • Maintains ERP work order system, including data entry, distribution, tracking and reporting of work orders.

  • Generate reports as necessary from the ERP system. 

  • Review PO’s for material availability and estimated time of arrival.

  • Assists Scheduling Supervisor by checking completed work orders for accuracy in material reporting and quantities produced.  Notify shipping of order availability when necessary.

  • Provide quotes to corporate customer service based upon production and raw material availability.

  • Provide updates to corporate customer service on orders and scheduled completion dates based on data from Supervisors, production teams and scheduling tools.


  • Coordinate with engineering, marketing and quality as necessary to ensure product changes transition smoothly and create adequate documentation as needed.

  • Review all production raw material pick-slips and enter required data into ERP inventory system.

  • Coordinate with warehouse/receiving personnel to ensure that materials are received and PO’s are cleared in a timely manner.

  • Coordinate with production and warehouse personnel to maintain an accurate inventory of raw materials and finished goods. Investigate discrepancies as necessary.

  • Organize, maintain, and assume custodial responsibilities for the files and records systems for all production-related data.

  • Perform back-up duties for other administrative staff as necessary. May also perform associated clerical duties on a regular basis not related to Scheduling.  

Requirements

  • Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent.  Associate’s degree in Business or Computer field desirable.

  • 1-2 years in a manufacturing environment

  • The candidate must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole number, common fractions, and decimals. The ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and the ability to understand inventory system to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form is required

  • Preferred:
    – Prior experience with ERP systems
    – Working knowledge of SQL
    – Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
    – Detail oriented with a focus on quality and accuracy
    – Strong problem-solving skills
    – Able to learn and work independently as well as within a team environment
    – Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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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
ELECTRIC VEHICLE – KEY ACCOUNTS MANAGER

Department: Marketing

We are seeking a Key Accounts Manager for Electric Vehicles who will be responsible for the sales of the organization's products/services to major accounts by contacting established customers and developing new prospects. 

 

Job duties and responsibilities: 

  • Identify, qualify, and develop Key Accounts in the assigned EV markets for PLP.

  • Drive PLP as the leading EV infrastructure supplier within those accounts. 

  • Determines where the buying influences are in each Key Account.

  • Coordinates routine and effective sales calls on the identified buying influences.

  • Coordinates PLP product field trials with both the customer and appropriate PLP resources.

  • Coordinates all product demonstrations in each identified market

  • Assists in the management and development of Manufacturers’ Representatives.

  • Assists in the management and development of Distributors/Wholesalers.

  • Provides annual evaluations of both Manufacturers’ Representatives and Distributors.

  • Investigates new product opportunities for PLP with customers.

  • Cooperates with PLP Product Management and R&E as required to investigate market or product opportunities/issues in the market or territory.

  • Effectively monitors expenses for given territory.

  • Effectively monitors PLP product sample costs.

  • Provides a sales forecast at least annually, perhaps more often.

  • Communicates with PLP through trip reports or territory updates as required.

  • Understands how PLP products are used by its customers and the markets to which PLP sells and promotes its products.

 

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or a Technical field, or a Military Technical other related field of technical study and/or experience.

  •  7 to 10 years of experience in technical sales, demonstrating a progression of both responsibility and sales success.

  • Ability to travel a minimum of 50% and up to 75% of the time. 

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and comply with the provisions of PLP’s vehicle allowance program.

  • Must be a self-starter who can work with minimal supervision.
  • Must have the ability to build and develop strategic business relationships and understand all the dynamics of the various channels involved in sell to the technical and infrastructure channel

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PLP - CLEVELAND, OHIO
SALES & MARKETING ASSISTANT

Department: Sales & Marketing

We are seeking a Sales & Marketing Assistant who be responsible for providing secretarial and administrative support services to the Executive Staff in Marketing and Sales. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, administering wireless communications program activities, coordinating annual sales meeting and customer visitations, customer and representative contact; copying and distributing correspondence to appropriate personnel; opening and distributing mail; answering phone and relaying messages, and ordering supplies.

 

Job duties and responsibilities: 

  • Coordinates wireless communications activities including maintaining billing records, ordering new phones and/or accessories, activating and setting up PDA phones, troubleshooting problems and maintaining inventory. Maintains cell phone number contract records.

  • Coordinates the following activities to include, but not limited to:annual sales meeting and customer visitations with appropriate personnel assuring that room is prepared for function, and providing refreshments and lunches as needed, Keeps record of past tradeshow information, including arranging registration, I.D. badges for booth staff.
  • Coordinates these activities to include, but not limited to managing corporate purchasing cards, receiving and filing weekly travel planners for sales staff, coordinating hotel and travel arrangements, and generating airplane request forms for staff and forwarding for approval.

    Requirements: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent with secretarial coursework required

  • 1-3 years previous secretarial experience, preferably within a marketing environment

  • Possess excellent written and verbal skills in order to work with multiple personnel and diverse responsibilities.

  •  Prior event planning or coordinating events would be preferred.

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PLP - CLEVELAND, OHIO
GLOBAL LOGISTICS MANAGER

Department: Manufacturing Supply Chain/International

We are seeking a Global Logistics Manager who will be responsible for defining logistics strategies for PLP and ensuring compliance with all governmental import/export regulations. This includes logistics for products produced by all subsidiaries worldwide. In addition, this position is the responsible partner with site personnel for tracking and monitoring day to day inbound and outbound shipments.     

 

Job duties and responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of PLP’s Global Logistics Policy

  • Develops and maintains global logistics strategies.

  • Negotiates and manages logistics contracts, driving to optimize cost while maximizing speed to the customer.

  • Plans, develops, and implements global logistics agreements and drives transitions through to completion.

  • Monitors, measures, and manages the performance of all major logistics suppliers, including developing and maintaining relationships with key suppliers and resolving performance issues.

  • Supports site with Import/ Export Logistics and ensures compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, etc. as defined within the legal system as well as with internal PLP policies.

  • Manages an accurate HTS database to ensure appropriate classifications are maintained and used.

  • Manages requests for customs information from freight forwarders when and where applicable.

  • Develops, implements, and maintains an effective auditing and surveillance program of import/export compliance activities across the company (specifically in the areas of valuation, classification, and country of origin markings).

  • Responsible for risk mitigation strategies for both global and domestic supply chain.

  • Responsible for maintaining lean practices within areas of responsibility.In addition, continually analyzes transportation routes and container consolidation and strives to optimize overall logistics lean principles.

  • Develop, measures and manages the performance scorecards for all major logistics suppliers. This includes developing and maintaining relationships with key suppliers and resolving performance issues.

  • Keeps up to date with logistics trends, global logistics market, Regularly provides information in report format to aid informed decision making  

 

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management or related field of study 

  • Customs Broker License is preferred but not required

  • Five plus years of experience in the field of logistics.Preference will be given to someone with third party logistics experience as well as lean logistics

  • Strong PC Competency Requirements including Windows, Intermediate Power Point, Word and Access skills with Advanced Excel

  • Must be highly motivated, organized, detail-oriented, adaptable to change, and passionate towards continuous improvement

  • Must be an effective communicator, written and oral, at all levels within the organization

  • Must have the ability to multi-task and work both day to day operational issues, as well as own the broader more strategic aspects of logistics for PLP

  • Ability to pull together information from various sources (internal and external), analyze the information, and drive to fact-based decisions

  • Must have hands-on experience working within an established import/export system with an established import/export compliance program with demonstrable expertise in these areas

  • Must be skilled in reading/interpreting compliance laws, with a demonstrated ability to interpret regulations for intent

  • Must have hands-on experience in successfully managing the following modes of transportation:Parcel, LTL, Truckload, Intermodal and International Air and Ocean

  • Ability to deliver reports, data analysis and presentations

  • Demonstrated, strong analyzing, negotiation, and problem-solving skills

  • High level of integrity, honesty, and unquestionable ethical conduct

  • 10% domestic and international travel

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PLP - CLEVELAND, OHIO
CORPORATE ACCOUNTANT

Department: Finance

The Accountant will provide general accounting duties for both PLP-USA and Corporate activities including general ledger and treasury accounting as well as assistance with the income tax provision and IRS filings processes. This role will also assist on special projects as needed including system upgrades and implementations. 

Job duties and responsibilities: 

  • General ledger accounting for PLP-USA and the Corporate Accounting Ledger inclusive of:

    – Daily account activity review
    – General ledger posting
    – Performing account reconciliations
    – Assistance with CIP and expenditure requests

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

  • Provide assistance to the Tax Manager for quarterly and annual income tax provision process as well as the annual income tax compliance process including but not limited to the preparation of IRS Form 1120 and various state and local income tax returns

  • Sales/Use Tax Returns

    – Prepare, submit, approve returns
    – Prepare general ledger account reconciliations

  • Coordinate the preparation of IRS 1099 Forms
    – Review vendors for updates
    – Prepare, mail and file

  • Provide assistance to the Treasury Function, including but not limited to:
    – Coordination of various risk management insurance activities including but not limited to coordination of certificates of insurance and compilation of risk exposure
    – Obtaining all bank statements during the monthly financial statement close process
    – Secondary assistance for:
          • Sending ACH files
          • Setting up and executing wire payments
          • Request for check copies and check status
          • Following up on voids

  • Assist with technical accounting research around areas such as revenue recognition, income taxes, pension accounting and share-based compensation

  • Special projects and ad-hoc inquires and analysis as necessary, including assistance with system upgrades and migrations

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PLP - CLEVELAND, OHIO

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

Department: Research and Engineering

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

  • Ability 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
DATA ANALYST

Department: Research and Engineering

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

• Reviews inspection images and performs a detailed evaluation

• 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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