Corporate Metallurgist

Date: Jun 2, 2023

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117

Company: Lincoln Electric


Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of the highest quality arc welding products, automated joining assembly and cutting systems, and has a global leading position in brazing and soldering alloys. With over 125 years of innovation and service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation, drive growth and provide a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric: we operate to a higher standard to build a better world.

Req. ID22841 




PURPOSE: Join the team as a Subject Matter Specialist working with Lincoln Electric Global Subsidiaries to improve processes, technologies, cost structures, and promote the continuous improvement of Consumables Manufacturing in the pursuit of Operational Excellence. This includes benchmarking, standardization, audits, and analysis of opportunities.


Contribute to research and development projects supporting the design of welding consumables and production of large scale metal additive manufacturing with specific focus on welding metallurgy, welding process development, post weld heat treatment and material properties characterization.



  • Support Consumable Operations in problem solving/resolution from simple engineering solutions to complex engineering solutions involving deep dive studies and engineering analysis.
  • Work and collaborate effectively with other functional units to provide technical and operational support to Global R&D.
  • Communicate technical detail of various metal alloy systems including low carbon steels, high strength low allow steels, stainless steels, nickel alloys and others to internal and external customers.
  • Assist in the development of new welding consumables, welding procedures, and material properties characterization to launch new consumables products and support the adoption of additively manufactured parts.
  • Support and coordinate Technology Transfer projects throughout Lincoln Global.
  • Apply engineering and scientific principles in the design and execution of development projects. Assignments are broad in scope, requiring originality and ingenuity within the specific field of specialization. Typically works as part of a cross-functional team on projects of larger scope and greater complexity.
  • Maintain records of all work in process and documents interim/final results in the applicable format.  These include Project Definitions, Milestone Plans, ES Reports, Technical Reports, Project Tracking Progress Reports and presentations at meetings/seminars.
  • Typically, work with minimal direct supervision and appreciable latitude for independent action or decision while conferring with superiors as needed.
  • May provide task oriented direction to Interns, Technicians, Technologists, and/or lower level Engineers in the execution of development projects.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



  • MS Degree in in Welding Engineering, Metallurgy or Materials Science or Equivalent BS Degree backed by experience.
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in consumables related environment in the areas of R&D, Methods, and/or Manufacturing design.
  • Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of engineering and scientific principles, practices and procedures, within the field of specialization, to the completion of difficult assignments.
  • Able to lead projects or specific tasks within and takes accountability for meeting objectives.
  • Practical experience with engineering statistics
  • Able to effectively communicate both written and verbally.
  • Works effectively in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, when needed, to promote the faster execution of engineering or production efforts.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously.
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of MS Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Overseas travel is required.
  • Able to travel 15 – 35% although periodically could exceed this amount depending on a specific project needs.
  • Selected candidate’s Job Level and Pay Grade will be determined based upon qualifications and experience. Candidate will not be expected to relocate.


  • MS or PhD in Welding Engineering, Metallurgy or Materials Science
  • Basic programming experience (LabVIEW, C, C++, C#, Python, etc.)
  • Practical welding experience – especially Laser and/or GMAW
  • Familiarity with welding codes and standards (AWS and/or ASME)
  • Experience with Non-Destructive Testing techniques (VT, PT, RT and/or UT)
  • Experience with Microscopy techniques and characterization of weld metal
  • Experience with or exposure to 3D Printing
  • Familiarity or experience with LEAN manufacturing or Continuous Improvement



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.



EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: MIG Welding, Welding, Metallurgy, Manufacturing