Senior Development Engineer

Date: Apr 13, 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 $3.8B publicly traded company (NASDAQ:LECO) with over 11,000 employees around the world, with operations in over 71 manufacturing locations in 20 countries.


Location: Gainesville - Gainesville, GAUnited States (US)
Employment Status: Salary Full-Time
Function: Engineering
Pay Range: ($86,600.00 - $129,900.00)
Req ID: 24245



Summary of the Position

The Senior Development Engineer is responsible for implementation of projects related to the development and improvement of products and processes from conceptualization to product delivery throughout the equipment families. Plans, organizes, and leads engineering work under the direction of the Development Engineering Manager with cross-functional team members to ensure products meet quality and performance requirements of the marketplace and the Company’s overall strategy and goals.  


Key Deliverables 

  • Product drawings
  • Tooling drawings
  • Product specifications and test specifications
  • Prototypes
  • Accurate costing
  • On time project execution
  • Product BOMs and Master Data
  • ECR’s – written for development of products and to improve processes
  • Accurate information and instructions communicated to peers


Key Accountability Metrics

  • Efficiency
  • Engineering EBITB Contribution
  • ECR’s completion rate on development of products and to improve processes
  • Project completion rate
  • Time to Market




 Product and Process Development 

  • Reviews and understands current processes, equipment functionality and their outcome.
  • Designs and draws sketches from initial concepts and ideas for various tooling, process, and machine projects
  • Presents designs, drawing, cost estimates, and project plans to Development Engineering Manager for approval. Once approved, coordinate’s part acquisition and machine building, and develops project timeline for installation and run out
  • Controls expenditures within limitations of project budget
  • Arrange for required resources and lead as needed to execute projects
  • Ability to prepare reports from raw data and make recommendations
  • Perform design, testing and evaluation on new or redesigned products
  • Document and report test results
  • Evaluates RFQ’s (Request for Qualification) for manufacturability and collection of supplier-provided technical info, that it supports business quality assurance (VOC).
  • Provide product (prototypes) for field tests with the proper documentation and specifications through the sales/ marketing department
  • Leads Corrective Actions and proactive process improvements
  • Benchmarking of competitive products
  • Works on ECR’s
  • Development of product packaging, production BOM’s, and internal documentation for Operations Team
  • Work with Design Drawing operators (SolidWorks), Documentation Specialist(s), and Lab Technicians(s)
  • Provide periodic reports on the status of project milestones and coordinates adjustments to schedules accordingly
  • Tracks project savings



  • Participate in team meetings
  • Applies the use of continuous improvement methods and tools
  • Training operators 



Education and/or Experience


Required -

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field of Engineering such as Mechanical, Manufacturing with 3 to 9 years of experience with Product Development experience in Manufacturing.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and SolidWorks


Preferred -

  • Product Development Engineering experience of gas apparatus or related industry
  • Experience with Lean tools – Value Stream Mapping, Design for Manufacturability
  • Proficient with SAP and Mini Tab
  • Six Sigma training – Certified Black Belt or equivalent


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

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