Quality Technician

Date: Oct 16, 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: 19295 


PURPOSE: Performs departmental functions at an intermediate level.




  • Make repairs and adjustments on mechanical assemblies.
    • Proficiency with basic hand tools ( Allen wrenches, Hammers, Punches)
    • Basic understanding of mechanical components (metric and standard fasteners, socket head cap screws, button head, hex head, flat head and dowel pins)             
    • (+) Operate a forklift safely and competently                                                                      
    • (+) Add/Repair drilled, reamed, and tapped holes.  Install keenserts and helicoils.
  • Perform dimensional inspections of machined components using various measuring devices
    • Basic measuring tools (Ruler, Tape Measure)      
    • (+) calipers (digital, dial)                                                               
    • (+) outside micrometers and depth micrometers, and telescoping gages.
    • (+) inside micrometers and Vernier calipers
  • Conduct measurements of mechanical assemblies to aid in troubleshooting, repair and adjustment with Faro portable coordinate measuring machine.             
    • Conduct a probe calibration on a Faro Arm.
    • (+) Measure mechanical assemblies using portable coordinate measuring machines and validate them to design intent using CAD or drawings.
    • (+) Interpret Faro arm data and perform tooling adjustments based it
    • (+) Troubleshoot assembly related tooling issues using Faro Arm.
  • Provide detailed dimensional layouts with bridge style coordinate measuring machine.
    • Create and calibrate a probe set on CMM. Manually measure a part using the CMM.
    • (+) Create a manual measurement program for the CMM.
    • (+) Create an automated CMM program for a part using basic probe rotations
    • (+) Create an automated CMM program for a part using basic GD&T. Create an automated CMM program utilizing saved/recalled alignments.      
  • Perform inspection duties utilizing blueprints     
    • Able to convert between Metric and Standard units.       
    • (+) Interpret and read blueprints
    • (+) Determine conformance of a product against applicable documents (ex. Print, work instructions, Purchase orders, specification’s)
    • (+) Communicate inspection results internally as well as with our customers.
    • (+) Detailed understanding of geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Utilize 3D CAD system for inspection duties
    • Evaluate dimensions (angles, length, etc.)            
    • (+) Create simplified representations of assemblies.        
    • (+) Create drawings for parts & assemblies          
  • Documentation Control. Helps to ensure appropriate documentation is utilized and is complete
    • Completes documentation that is required by their task. No additional involvement
    • Completes documentation that is required by their task. Alerts others of missing documentation.
    • Takes the initiative to assist others in obtaining proper documentation as well as provide guidance related to its completion.


  • Attends Internal Inspection events. Helps coordinate, perform and report issue items that are discovered.
    • Attends audits and assists as requested.
    • (+) Active member of the audit team.     
  • Customer Communication
    • Is seldom identified as a point of contact for customer communication.  Relies on others to communicate to our customers.  Limited ability to answer customer's questions on the phone.   
    • Occasionally assists in communicating to our customers and providing information however still relies mainly on others for customer communications.  Needs reminded to follow up.
    • Regularly assists in customer communication on projects that he/she has worked on in the past. 



        • Minimum 2 year college degree or equivalent technical education or experience.
        • 2 years (minimum) performing quality department related functions in a structured manufacturing environment.
        • Fundamental knowledge of ISO9001
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office products and common business utilities.
    • Microsoft Outlook
    • Microsoft Word
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Nitro PDF


 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: Quality Assurance/Control 
Section:  Tennessee Rand, Inc. (US77) 



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