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Applications Engineer Trainee

Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: Chattanooga, TN, US, 37405


Tenessee Rand, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric, is a full service automation integrator. We provide engineering, machining, and integrated robotic systems with core competencies in advanced welding system design, high-quality weld fixtures, robotic integration, process automation, and ongoing service and support.

Req. ID: 19504 



The primary responsibility of this position is to participate in a twelve month or longer training program to obtain skills and knowledge that are required for the position of a Level I Application Engineer. This program will cover all aspects of automation and tooling projects through various departments; application engineering, project management, mechanical and electrical engineering, machine shop, mechanical and electrical assembly, and systems integration. 


  • Participate in off-site training modules related to manual arc welding and robot programming
  • Work closely with team members in various departments
  • Assemble tooling and/or equipment per assembly drawings, and any additional specifications provided by engineering.
  • When necessary, travel to the customer’s site to assist in equipment installation and start-up.
  • Complete required tasks by project specific dates as determined by project managers or department leads
  • Inform department sponsor or supervisor of any technical issues.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of Lincoln Electric Chattanooga’s Equipment Design and Build Standards
  • Gain a thorough understanding of Lincoln Electric Chattanooga’s Technical Guidelines and Project Flow
  • Attend weekly performance review meetings with department sponsors and Application Engineering Manager


  • BS or Associates degree in Engineering (or equivalent).
  • 0-2 years of experience with automation equipment and tooling.
  • Communication, customer relationship, computer and organizational skills
  • Knowledge Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Self-motivated, able to act independently or work with other team members.
  • High energy level and flexibility to manage job demands outside of traditional business hours.
  • Ability to travel up to 25%

The physical demands 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.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee will occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts.  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 $2.5B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 10,000 employees around the world. With operations in over 40 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: Hourly Full-Time 
Function: Engineering 
Section:  Wayne Trail Technologies (US76) 



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