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Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Feb 16, 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: 19584 



  •  Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical field, or equivalent experience
  • A general knowledge of the Quality Program Manual
  • A general knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • A thorough knowledge of WI-40
  • A thorough knowledge of Tennessee Rand Equipment Build Standards
  • A thorough knowledge of Tennessee Rand Technical Guidelines
  • An understanding of design for structural components and assemblies, specifically as they pertain to robotic integrated equipment.
  • Hands-on experience in a mechanical environment
  • Capable of providing technical solutions to manufacturing requirements
  • Communication, customer relationship, computer and organizational skills
  • Identify opportunities or implement changes to improve products or reduce costs using knowledge of fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment, assembly methods, quality control standards, or product design, materials and parts.
  • Determine root causes of failures using statistical methods and recommend changes in designs, tolerances, or processing methods.
  • Incorporate new methods and processes to improve existing operations.
  • Troubleshoot new or existing product problems involving designs, materials, or processes.
  • Review product designs for manufacturability and completeness; and relay concerns to the design team.
  • Communicate manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, or other information to facilitate production processes.
  • Works with all areas of engineering and production to provide the best manufacturing methods, and keeps Manufacturing Engineering Manager abreast of the status of established projects.
  • Works with outside vendors, contractors and with representatives of corporate manufacturing engineering and product engineering when needed.
  • Investigates alternative solutions for given projects, and develops cost information for each. Makes recommendations to Manager and is responsible for the execution of projects.
  • Designs equipment when necessary, specifies equipment to satisfy manufacturing requirements. 
  • As required, will write tool orders and requisition materials explaining the specific needs to outside vendors, the tool room or other sources to assure the build or repair of required tools.
  • Involved in assisting production on all shifts with complex problems through minor changes in a manufacturing process, to a major modification of an existing piece of equipment (mechanical or electrical).  This includes the possible recommendation and installation of equipment and process qualification where applicable.
  • Assigned to major projects such as the set-up of new pieces of equipment authorized for purchase or transferred from another plant in conjunction with the requirements for the project.
  • Will contribute to each phase of the installation, set-up, debugging, implementation, safety and ergonomic review, qualification and training on the equipment before being released to production.
  • Assist with the hands-on programming and training with robots and PLC as required in an effort to improve processes and best practices.
  • Modify part drawings, review ME problems at Building #2, and help design special projects.
  • Use simulation software to conduct offline robot programming, perform robot reach studies, create layout concepts and support sales and applications.
  • Become proficient in the use of integration software including, but not limited to, Cimstation, RoboGuide, Robot Studio and Motosim; as well as CAD modeling software such as Creo.
  • Provides support for quoting, including all ‘non-standard’ jobs, material handling systems, machine tending, polishing and will travel with and look at projects with the sales department.
  • Support  Lead Integrator for special projects, assists in building show cells for trade shows, training cells and learning new technology for projects.
  • Assist Human Resources and the marketing department with recruiting new talent, giving facility tours and assistance with apprenticeship programs.
  • Supporting other departments through project tracking, completing work instructions for various processes, project appropriation requests and to support parent company, Lincoln Electric, in house with customers.
  • To obtain or build training equipment and track training progress within the integration department.
  • To help in identifying training needs, designing course materials and setting up training classes to be used by the integration department for training and certification preparation.
  • Will attend Integration/Tooling audits and handle audit paperwork while providing support to establish audit lists and work with the integration lead to help complete audits



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 duty of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to reach, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is required frequently to work from ladders, scaffolds and mobile lifting implements. The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.



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 regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat. 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: Salary Full-Time 
Function: Engineering 
Section:  Wayne Trail Technologies (US76) 


EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

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