CNC Programmer / Machining Technician

Date: May 9, 2022

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: 19526 


PURPOSE:  The primary function of a Machining Technician, CNC Programmer is to program CNC equipment, develop machining processes for new products, and drive improvements for quality, safety, and cost reductions.  The roll also involves specifying tooling and demonstrating a capable machining process.  The successful candidate will provide collaborative communication across cross functional departments while applying knowledge and experience to innovate and improve machining processes. 



  • Creates G-code CNC programs for a multitude of machining equipment such as lathes and vertical and horizontal machining centers using Esprit CAM software and some manual G-code programming.
  • Specifies and procures cutting tools and fixtures to be used in machining components. 
  • Creates set up sheets, procedures and documentation for the manufacturing process.
  • Communicates and works with pieceworkers, vendors, customers, and internal cross functional departments.
  • Ability to define tasks, estimate completion dates and communicate the status accurately.
  • Typical assignments may include but are not limited to:
    • Programming machining equipment and operating the equipment for test cuts/program proveout.
    • Generate CNC machining programs for new machining equipment and for new products.
    • Resolving safety, environmental and ergonomic issues.
    • Drive process, quality, cost and optimization improvements.
    • Evaluation and implementation of employee suggestions.
    • Perform cost analyses and drive cost reductions.
    • Provide shop support and develop manufacturing processes for new products.
    • Create and modify BOM’s and routings.
    • Other assignments as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



  • Vocational Training or equivalent machinist experience and technical aptitude is required. 
  • Minimum 8 years CNC programming experience with a multitude of machining processes.
  • Proficient in implementing machining processes and tooling used in production machining.
  • Proficient at generating G-code CNC programs using CAM software (proficiency in Esprit CAM is a plus) and operating machinery for program proveout and test cuts.  Can program G-code manually and can understand machining process from reading G-code. 
  • Proficient at the machining trade, measuring machined parts, and able to perform hands-on work as required.
  • Excellent organizational skills as well as written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to troubleshoot and solve machining problems.  Attention to detail when needed.
  • Ability to handle a variety of assignments and changing priorities.
  • Good computer skills with ability to effectively use Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently independently, cross functionally, or part of a team.
  • Possess a comprehensive understanding and the technical expertise of the machining trade and demonstrated performance applying it.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Excellent print reading skills.  GD&T and 3D CAD proficiency is a plus.
  • Ability to be effective working with shop floor employees and to adjust work schedules at times if needed.
  • Able to gather and analyze data to make good fact based decisions.


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:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: CNC, Testing, Maintenance, Machinist, Welding, Manufacturing, Technology