Robotic Programmer

Date: Oct 16, 2021

Location: Bettendorf, IA, US, 52722

Company: Lincoln Electric

Job Title: Robot Programmer


FLSA Status: Non-Exempt / Hourly


Department: Programming


Reports to: Controls Systems Manager


Shift: First shift; Full-time (weekends as needed)


Lincoln Electric is a global manufacturer of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining solutions ranging from simple to complex. With over 120 years of service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation and a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric, where the actual is limited and the possible is immense.


Position Summary:

A Robotic Programmer works with the engineering and integration teams at Lincoln by preparing automation systems to customer order specifications. This includes working with the customer on application or process development, programming structures and system functionality. Applications include, but are not limited to assembly, grinding, machine tending, material handling and welding.



  • Take initiative to meet challenging project timelines and hour budgets;
  • Take ownership of assigned tasks and projects to include commitment of travel for project success;
  • Coordinate front-end reach reviews to ensure success of robotic application;
  • Coordinate, implement and verify off-line programming efforts and online implementation of programming;
  • Work with Controls Engineers and HMI Programmers to ensure full functionality of the system;
  • Assist in field start-up and customer training when necessary;
  • Uphold company quality objectives and play an active role in reaching continuous improvement objectives;
  • Installation and configuration of appropriate hardware and software options;
  • Assist in the integration, start-up and debugging of plant floor equipment;
  • Ability to improve cycle time and throughout by adjusting robot path or functions;
  • Willingness to travel as required; and
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Experience / Skills:

  • Prior Robot Programming experience with Fanuc;
  • Ability to read electrical schematics and troubleshoot wiring / communication issues;
  • High attention to detail and quality;
  • Ability to plan and execute daily and weekly scheduled tasks;
  • Ability to keep work area clean and organized;
  • Aptitude for providing directions to peers within the department;
  • Excellent team player with organizational and time management skills;
  • Safely operate fork trucks and overhead cranes;
  • Ability to read and interpret weld symbols;
  • Skill in the use of computers, specifically a PC, Windows-based operating environment;
  • Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports;
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations; and
  • Commitment to company values.


Nonessential Skills and Experience:

  • Fanuc Vision;
  • Specialized Robotic Mig Welding;
  • Ability to interpret / troubleshoot PLC;
  • Safety (OSHA, SDS), ANSI (RIA) standards;
  • Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Active Collab Project Management Software;
  • PTC Windchill to use with Creo; and
  • Salesforce CRM software.


Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S):

  • Understand the Company’s EH&S Policy and how it relates to this job;
  • Be aware of OSHA & EPA laws and regulations as well as company rules and policies that pertain to this job;
  • Work in a safe and environmentally friendly manner and observe all company EH&S procedures;
  • Immediately notify the supervisor if there is any safety hazard, any equipment not operating correctly or if there are any questions regarding EH&S procedures; and
  • Attend required EH&S training.


Physical Demands and Work Environment:  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described herein 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, the employee is typically required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; bend; squat; climb; see, talk and hear. Be able to climb ladders; lift hand tools approx. 1-15 lbs. in weight to complete machine assembly, parts up to 50 lbs. Repetition with activity. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. 
  • Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate; temperature in the assembly area may fluctuate with the seasons as the production area is not air conditioned.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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