Associate Product Manager Trainee

Date: Dec 30, 2021

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117

Company: Lincoln Electric


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.

Req. ID: 20482 


PURPOSE: Do you have a passion for product design, sales, marketing and the world of business? Do you have an inquisitive nature? Would you enjoy matching our customers’ challenges to the Lincoln Electric suite of solutions?  If so, take a hard look at the opportunities available through our Associate Product Management Trainee Program. The Associate Product Management Trainee position is an ideal entry point for your career in manufacturing and business development at Lincoln Electric. Your experience with customer interaction, problem solving and solution selling puts you in position to follow any of a number of career paths, including, portfolio management, marketing and communications—in addition to core engineering-related opportunities. 



  • Participate in a 9 month comprehensive sales training program.
  • Complete 15 weeks of hands-on weld training at The Lincoln Electric Welding School, which will allow you to learn a valuable trade, while learning about our products.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of arc welding safety, fundamentals, processes and high tech solutions.
  • Develop a strong knowledge of Lincoln Electric equipment, consumables, accessories and service products and how to apply these products to the appropriate application.
  • Advance personally by taking part in various soft skills training, such as public speaking, written communication skills, selling skills, presentation skills, time management negotiation, and others.
  • Work with current product managers within the Lincoln organization on projects that will help drive revenue growth for the company, while developing an understanding of the role and tactical skills required for product management.
  • Assist with product demonstrations, customer training, and other sales and marketing assignments.
  • Travel to various trade shows, end user locations, distributor facilities and other events which will allow you to begin to learn about our vast customer base.
  • Travel to a district sales office and work with District Managers and key sales personnel to help gain an understanding of their role in the organization and how product managers can support them.



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Marketing or related fields.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Desire to work in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work in the United States on a full-time, permanent basis

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: Marketing 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Welding, Manufacturing