Mechanical Technician

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Chattanooga, TN, US, 37405

Company: Lincoln Electric


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: 19858 


PURPOSE: Intermediate-Advanced level integrated systems assembly, hydraulic and pneumatic plumbing ability, and mechanical expertise.



  • Expert understanding and analysis of blueprints/assembly prints.
  • Understands hardware classifications and intended uses (i.e. thread pitch, size, classification, material and corresponding tap and die sizes)
  • Understands dowel sizing and usage, including corresponding reamer sizes
  • Taps & reams with proper techniques
  • Understands the different Loctite & their applications.
  • Inspect components to the part print when an error occurs
  • Understands and uses different thread locking compounds properly for their respective applications
  • Properly assembles sub components to the assembly print
  • Torques all bolts properly with thread locking compound and serrated lock washers installed
  • Verify parts to print to
  • Properly assemble cars & rails using company procedure
  • Plumbs and installs fittings properly necessary to the job
  • Properly understands plumbing installation, function, and schematics
  • Plumbs for spot weld cells and erects safety panels for laser/MIG welders
  • Proper installation of Helicoil or other types of thread inserts
  • Verifies properly assembled subs of other personnel  to company standards when requested
  • Trains Mechanical Integration Technicians level 1 when requested
  • Takes inventory, orders, and restocks items when assigned or needed
  • Cross-trains with other departments
  • Assembles all equipment used to operate the cell/system.
  • Assembles and positions all electrical control pallets for electrical control panels and welders, MIG cells and spot-weld cells.
  • Locates and positions all light curtains for safety compliance
  • Maintains a high standard of quality as well as plant safety requirements
  • Completes assigned work efficiently and per Tennessee Rand’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions (WI)
  • Disassembles, repairs, and reassembles equipment such as gearboxes, pumps and mechanical drive trains
  • Works in a team or as an autonomous unit performing work orders and providing technical support
  • Organizes and maintains lubricants required for production and ancillary equipment
  • Loads and unloads equipment with ability to rig and estimate weights.
  • Confers with team leads to identify potential problems and work through to resolution.
  • Travels to customer locations to reassemble and/or install cells
  • Performs mechanical rebuilds as required.
  • Must be able to work at elevated heights (boom trucks, etc.)
  • Must be knowledgeable of OSHA codes and requirements.
  • Be aware of safety and proper lifting and transporting heavy and oversize loads
  • Be aware of automated equipment and its inherent dangers
  • Be proactive in continuous improvement methods
  • Have the ability/desire to maintain orderliness and cleanliness in the maintenance of equipment
  • Follow directions and ensure a safe and high quality product and production environment
  • Have good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Maintain a skills inventory score indicative of a level II (or higher) technician.




  • High school diploma/GED or equivalent work experience
  • Measurement skills (measuring tape, calipers, etc.)
  • Hand/power tool knowledge
  • Intermediate-Advanced mechanical ability
  • 3+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Preventative maintenance experience is recommended.
  • Experience with robotic equipment.
  • Must be a qualified forklift operator.
  • Willing to travel to customer sites.
  • Demonstrate concern for safety on project of crew and others
  • Intermediate-Advanced knowledge of mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics (and preferably electricity).
  • Intermediate-Advanced understanding of fabrication skills such as welding, cutting, grinding and machine work.


 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.

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 required frequently to work from ladders and scaffolds. 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.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.

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: Maintenance 
Section:  Wayne Trail Technologies (US76) 


EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

Job Segment: Technician, Maintenance, Welding, Machinist, Fabrication, Technology, Manufacturing