College Recruiting Specialist

Date: Apr 29, 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: 21487 


PURPOSE: The College Recruiter will serve as the key contact for university personnel, candidates and hiring managers by engaging all parties in the recruitment and onboarding process. TheCollege Recruiter will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships on campus and conducting research to ensure target universities are in line with the college recruiting strategy and company long term goals while fulfilling all the tactical objectives and activities of the hiring process.



  • Manage open requisitions for college recruiting, interns and co-op positions
  • Conduct ongoing research to identify targeted colleges/universities, job boards, posting sites, and other relevant associations to further drive the Lincoln Brand and build a talent pipeline
  • Follow established processes for sourcing candidates, including research of and participation in relevant community outreach events, job fairs, and social networking activities
  • Take responsibility for searching internet job boards and niche sites for appropriate candidates
  • Utilize recruitment tools and remote sourcing techniques to source top candidates
  • Develop and execute recruiting plans
  • Network through industry contacts, association memberships, trade groups and employees
  • Develop a pipeline of qualified candidates in advance of need
  • Execute diversity recruiting strategy for all requisitions and pipeline building activities
  • Establish and maintain relationships with hiring managers; advise of recruiting policies & procedures
  • Establish and build relationships with college/university faculty and staff
  • Project yearly recruitment expenditures for budgetary consideration & control
  • Manage OFCCP data management requirements
  • Work on department wide projects as assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Marketing or Communications
  • Prior experience with Lincoln Electric is preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with recruiting Engineering, Accounting/Finance and Technical talent
  • Minimum three years experience in college recruiting/HR, preferably in a global manufacturing environment
  • Strong initiative and solid judgment abilities/skills
  • Ability to travel 30% or more
  • Ability to build and maintain superior relationships with internal and external clients at all levels
  • Ability to work effectively in teams
  • Advanced web searching skills and recruitment web site utilization skills
  • Excellent project management, written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel & Word)
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must be able to manage competing demands, accept criticism and constructive feedback, while being extremely adaptable and flexible
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit for a broad/deep range of positions
  • Demonstrated ability to function/recruit on a national, multi-location level

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 $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 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: Human Resources 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Welding, Project Manager, Manufacturing, Technology