Technical Sales Trainee

Date: Nov 12, 2023

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117

Company: Lincoln Electric


Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of the highest quality arc welding products, automated joining assembly and cutting systems, and has a global leading position in brazing and soldering alloys. With over 125 years of innovation and service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation, drive growth and provide a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric: we operate to a higher standard to build a better world.

Req. ID23645 




PURPOSE: The Customer Solutions and Technical Sales Development position is the ideal entry point to the vast opportunities available to you at Lincoln Electric. Your experience with customer interaction, problem solving, and solution selling puts you in position to follow any number of career paths, including sales management, product management, marketing and communications—in addition to core engineering-related opportunities.  Upon successful completion of the program, Technical Sales Representatives will be transferred to one of our U.S. district sales offices.



  • Participate in a 9-month comprehensive sales training program at the Euclid facility, including:
  • Complete 15 weeks of The Lincoln Electric Weld School hands-on weld training, including periodic welding skills test.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of arc welding safety issues, fundamentals and processes.
  • Develop a strong knowledge of all Lincoln Electric equipment, consumables, accessories and service products. Learn to apply these products to the appropriate application.
  • Achieve a high proficiency on weekly quizzes, mid-term and final exams.
  • Participate in various soft skills training, such as public speaking, written communication skills, selling skills, presentation skills, time management negotiation, etc.
  • Assist with product demonstrations, training and other sales specific assignments.
  • Travel to various trade shows and end user events to assist and apply your welding knowledge.
  • Travel to a district sales office for a week of training in the field.
  • Complete a guaranteed cost reduction project at an actual end user location.



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Construction Management or a Business-related degree
  • Basic knowledge of sales and customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be highly motivated and self-confident.
  • Saturday and some evening work
  • Overnight travel may be required.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Willing to relocate.
  • Desire to work in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to work in the United States on a full-time, permanent basis.



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: Salary Full-Time 
Function: Sales 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Welding, Manufacturing