Quality Manager

Lincoln Electric Automation, Fort Loramie, OH, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric, specializes in laser welding, robotic welding and fixturing, press automation, and tube bending/fabricating systems which further strengthens Lincoln Electric’s already strong position as a market leader.

Req. ID: 23920 


Position Summary:  To assure compliance of LEA Fort Loramie products and systems to all customer and industry requirements.


Role qualifications:

  • Must be familiar with Company quality objectives and play an active role in reaching continuous improvement objectives.
  • Play an active role in maintaining the integrity of the quality management system when changes to the quality management system are planned and implemented.
  • Focus on department supervision, Personnel Development, design, development, and standardization.
  • Broad understanding of manufacturing.
  • Effective management and leadership skills.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective team building and collaborative attitude.


Position responsibilities:

  • Effective communication skills both verbal and written when communicating with management, co-workers, and customers.
  • Administer calibration system.
  • Participate in the approval of suppliers.
  • Work with customers as required to resolve discrepancies or complaints.
  • Update Process Procedures as required.
  • Serve as Internal Auditor to monitor LEA Fort Loramie compliance to ISO and AS9100 requirements.
  • Lead corrective and preventative action activities as it pertains to the QMS system.
  • Strong knowledge in LEA LABS metrics and reports.
  • Represent the Quality Department in Gasoline Alley Meetings
  • Determine project staffing requirements based on overall project schedule and assign/re-direct resources accordingly.
  • Develop, maintain, & monitor departmental metrics and take appropriate action based on the results.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities and performs special projects as needed or directed in support of Lincoln Electric’s strategic plan and 2025/2030 vision.


Essential skills and experience:

  • Minimum High School Diploma required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Quality Management Preferred.
  • 10 years in quality engineering or inspection function required.
  • 10 years previous manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Commitment to company values
  • Educational, training, and experience requirements may be modified at the Managements Team’s discretion.


Nonessential skills and experience:

  • G.E. DSQR Training and certification.
  • Internal Auditor training and certification.
  • SPC and Machine Capability training.
  • Calibration Training
  • Rockwell Hardness Tester training


Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S)

  • Understand the Company’s EHS Policy and how it relates to this job.
  • Be aware of OSHA & EPA laws and regulations as well as the Company’s Plant Rules and Regulations that pertain to this job.
  • Work in a safe and environmentally friendly manner and observe all company EHS procedures.
  • Know that the company EHS procedures are located on the ISO drive.
  • Immediately notify the Supervisor if there is any safety hazard, any equipment not operating correctly, or if there are any questions regarding EHS procedures.
  • Attend required EHS training.


Reporting to this position:  Quality Department Technicians


Physical demands and work environment:  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here 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 required to stand; walk and sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.  Lifting up to 40 lbs. Repetition with activity: computer work.
  • Work environment:  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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