Industrial Engineer

Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Gainesville, GA, US, 30504

Company: Lincoln Electric

The Harris Products Group, a Lincoln Electric Company, is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of brazing, soldering, heating, cutting and welding equipment, as well as brazing and soldering alloys and welding consumables.

Req. ID: 21685 

The Industrial Engineer works with all departments and suppliers to achieve a total cost culture throughout the organization by performing the following duties personally or through others.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Perform Takt time assessments, line balancing acts, value-stream mapping and cause and effect diagrams to identify areas for improvement
  • Apply Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean, value analysis, and value engineering tools to implement continuous improvement practices
  • Implement industrial engineering and lean manufacturing practices to deliver the project savings, quality, safety, and productivity improvements required by leadership
  • Work with cross-functional teams including NPD engineering, equipment engineering and maintenance teams to support on-going projects
  • Develop and deliver technical training to all production personnel (Kaizen, DMAIC, lean principles)
  • Design and optimize manufacturing layout incorporating material flow and headcount allocation
  • Work with manufacturing engineers to design and iterate on manufacturing processes
  • Perform Basic MOST analysis of process to project cycle times
  • Balance processes to maximize efficiency
  • Calculate inline and interline buffers to optimize production
  • Work with factory simulation/modeling teams to validate line capacities, develop flow paths and aisle sizing for products, raw materials, and work in progress
  • Support production startup and ramp up


Education and/or Experience:                                               

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  • Industrial Engineering experience in a primary metals manufacturing environment is preferred (preferred Lean organization). 
  • Minimum of five years of cost control experience
  • Excellent computer skills; Effective written and verbal communication; Ability to simultaneously execute multiple assignments; Problem solving; and Project management
  • SAP knowledge a plus


Other Qualifications that contribute to a candiates success:


  • Certified Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Knowledge of 5S, lean manufacturing and 6-Sigma principles
  • Proven track record of leading successful continuous improvement projects
  • Experience mentoring/training engineers. technicians, and shop floor personnel in continuous improvement fundamentals
  • Strong attention to details and data accuracy
  • Knowledge in OEE, capacity planning, cycle time analysis and line balancing
  • Experience doing the detailed analysis necessary to make data driven decisions on factory layout design, production line design or warehouse design
  • Proficient with MS office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project)
  • Ability to assist in setting the budget based on facts and data




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: Manufacturing Support 
Section:  J.W. Harris Co, Inc. (US20) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville GA

Job Segment: Welding, Industrial, Warehouse, Project Manager, SAP, Manufacturing, Technology