Cleveland, OH, US, 44115

Company:  1100-Applied Industrial Technologies

The Legal Department of Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT), an industrial distributor with a market cap exceeding $5 billion, seeks a midlevel corporate paralegal who thrives in a high-performing and collaborative environment to join its team. The position is located at Applied’s corporate headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.



Essential Duties and Job Functions

    • Work closely with Applied’s commercial contract attorneys to maintain Applied’s ability to actively enter into governmental contracts, including providing primary support for ongoing registration for Applied and its subsidiaries.
    • Support Applied’s management of bankruptcy claims.
    • Oversee the Legal Department’s legal filing system, as well as intake and coordination of outside law firms.
    • Prepare miscellaneous agreements and amendments for signing and filing.
    • Develop Legal Department templates.
    • Pursue unclaimed funds recoveries.
    • Coordinate organizational matters and signing authorizations for Applied’s subsidiaries.
    • Work closely with other members of the Legal Department and the management team to support and contribute to other projects as needed.



    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Willingness and ability to work with and coordinate activities among individuals across the company.
    • Appropriately triage a heavy workflow, setting appropriate priorities with clients and delivering results efficiently and timely, meeting deadlines.
    • Exercise reliable judgment while enjoying Applied’s enthusiastic, informal, and fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
    • Familiarity with, and drive to optimize, the use of law department technology.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion.


Education and Experience

    • 3+ years’ experience in a law firm and/or in-house.
    • College degree preferred.
    • Experience preferred with:
      • Government contract matters
      • Public company matters
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, fluid, and collegial culture.
    • Ability to work with a wide range of business clients by recognizing and responding quickly and pragmatically to urgent situations and demanding clients.
    • Exceptional and demonstrated written and oral communication skills.


Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT)  is a leading value-added distributor and technical solutions provider of industrial motion, fluid power, flow control, automation technologies, and related maintenance supplies. Our leading brands, specialized services, and comprehensive knowledge serve MRO and OEM end users in virtually all industrial markets through our multi-channel capabilities that provide choice, convenience, and expertise.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Paralegal, Legal