Intern - Business Development

Vizient® Manufacturing Solutions is a robotic integrator specializing in custom engineered tooling and automated arc welding systems for general and heavy fabrication applications. All of the products are engineered and manufactured in-house for complete control over product quality and project timelines.

In 2016, Vizient was acquired by Lincoln Electric to help grow the automation portfolio.

Req. ID: 23679 


*Summer 2024


Position Summary: Learn to quote, plan, budget, manage and document all aspects of a project. Project Managers work closely with upper management and supervisors to ensure project scope and direction are communicated effectively to accurately meet deadlines.


  • Assist Business Development/Application Engineering team to determine solution, and quote the necessary equipment & services to execute the project;
  • Learn to review bill of materials, and other project documents to accurately estimate costs;
  • Participate in proposal presentations and customer follow-ups;
  • Learn how to effectively establish and maintain relationships with Customers and outside vendors;
  • Learn how to kickoff active projects and efficiently communicate project scope and objectives to the project team
  • Learn how to perform risk management to minimize project risks;
  • Learn how to manage changes to the scope and project costs using appropriate verification techniques;
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility;
  • Assist in ensuring resource availability and allocation;
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Experience / Skills:

  • Candidates must be in their junior or senior year of a 4-year undergraduate program from an accredited 4-year academic institution (i.e., mechanical engineering);
  • Maintain a G.P.A. of “B” (i.e., 3.0) or higher (selected candidates may be requested to provide transcripts upon offer of internship);
  • Aptitude to uphold company values while interacting with clients, vendors and / or co-workers;
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills,
  • Professional mindset with integrity;
  • Organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking; and
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Nonessential Skills and Experience:

  • Safety (OSHA, SDS), ANSI (RIA) Standards. 

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is typically required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; talk; hear and occasionally stoop; bend; squat; and climb stairs. Be able to lift up to 25 lbs. consistently. 
  • Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually low.

Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S)

  • Understand the Company’s EH&S Policy and how it relates to this job;
  • Be aware of OSHA & EPA laws and regulations as well as Vizient’s rules and policies that pertain to this job;
  • Work in a safe and environmentally friendly manner and observe all company EH&S procedures;
  • Immediately notify the supervisor if there is any safety hazard, any equipment not operating correctly or if there are any questions regarding EH&S procedures, and
  • Attend required EH&S training.



Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Lincoln Electric is a $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.


Employment Status: Hourly Full-Time 
Function: Manufacturing Support 
Section:  Lincoln Electric Automation, Inc (US76) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

Job Segment: Welding, Fabrication, Manufacturing