Automation Operator - 2nd or 3rd

Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: Gainesville, GA, US, 30504

Company: Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the engineering, design, and manufacturing of advanced arc welding solutions, automated joining, assembly and cutting systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment, and has a leading global position in brazing and soldering alloys. Lincoln is recognized as the Welding Expert™ for its leading materials science, software development, automation engineering, and application expertise, which advance customers' fabrication capabilities to help them build a better world. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln Electric is a $4.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ:LECO) with over 11,000 employees around the world, with operations in 71 manufacturing and automation system integration locations across 21 countries and maintains a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices serving customers in over 160 countries.


Location: Gainesville - Gainesville, GAUnited States (US)
Employment Status: Hourly Full-Time
Function: Manufacturing
Pay Range: ($36,330.00 - $54,495.00)
Req ID: 24422



Are you looking for an off shift job with a company who still values the family culture atmosphere?  We are a clean temperature controlled environment who values our employees and includes employee development as part of our overall business strategy. We offer competitive pay and one of the best annual bonuses around.  Come see what we are about!!


We have been a leading inovator in upgrading our technology and automation processes to improve efficienes and better service our customers.  As the Automation Techncician you can come grow and learn with us.  In this role, you will be responsible for the set-up, operation and light maintenance of our robotic system. You will use updated testing equipment to assemble quality products.  We are world leader in quality and you will be supported by the best in the business.  If you know ISO, that is a bonus, but if not, we can teach you! 


The Automation Tech is responsible for the set-up, operation and light maintenance of our robotic system and test equipment to assemble quality products in accordance with robot assembly procedures and Bill of Materials List (BOM).  Maintains quality of assembled products by performing quality tests according to test specifications.  Position necessitates a high regard for ISO requirements.


Works safely and supports safety within their team across the organization – as required.

Participates in safety training and demonstrates a high regard for safety at all times.

Wears PPE as required by safety regulations.


Obtains correct print and test specifications or MES instructions.  Stages all needed materials as specified by BOM.  Sets up robot assembly cell and test equipment according to procedure.  Performs robotic cell part changeover and chooses correct part program from Cell touch screen.   Performs preventive maintenance and trouble shooting, and fixes faults and stoppages on robot assembly cell.


Loads and monitors robot assembly cell according to procedure and makes adjustments to the robot as needed.  Performs quality checks at each assembly stage per test specifications.  Verifies date stamp on each body and stamps them with employee identification code upon successful testing.  Boxes or trays assembled regulators per BOM.    



Works on cost saving projects, Six Sigma projects, and provides support for other team members and projects.

Attends team meetings.  Utilizes lean tools and techniques such as 5S and visual factory concepts in maintaining order and cleanliness. 


Education and/or Experience     


Required – 2 or more years of related work experience and High school diploma or GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Preferred – Experience related to manufacturing; basic computer knowledge


Qualities and Skills:

Initiative, flexibility, responsibility and independence, ability to multi-task, goal-oriented, teamwork, excellent communication skills, ability to handle projects of varying scope, attention to detail, respectful of others, and willing to share expertise with others.


Language Skills -                                                

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and drawings.  Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers.


Mathematical Skills -                                          

Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts.


Reasoning Ability -                                            

Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret technical instructions.



Lincoln Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equal employment opportunity for applicants, without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville GA

Job Segment: Testing, Welding, Fabrication, Equipment Operator, Technology, Manufacturing