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Database Development Engineer (LIMS)

Date: Jun 18, 2019

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117

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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.


PURPOSE:  Develops and evaluates welding consumables and associated processes. Conducts applied research into new areas of welding consumable design and/or on new welding processes. 



  • Assignments require originality and ingenuity within the specific field of specialization. 
  • Often works as part of a cross-functional team on projects of larger scope and greater complexity.
  • All Engineers engage in the development of welding consumables, welding processes, test methodologies and/or systems/processes in consideration of market needs, industry codes/standards and manufacturing capabilities.  Typical responsibilities vary by role within the department, as follows:
  • Product Development & Support:
    • Primary focus is on technology & product development or product & process improvement to ensure the consumable product lines deliver targeted performance and cost. 
    • Provides direct customer support in the use of consumable products.
    • Facilitates development of manufacturing process capabilities to support introduction of new products.
  • Compliance & Certification:
    • Develops and maintains systems, procedures and work practices that ensure product testing and reporting requirements are satisfied in consideration of continually evolving consumable product lines, fabrication codes & material specifications, and environmental, health & safety regulations.
    • StarLims application user support and system maintenance including integration with SAP.
    • Primary LIMS user contact.  Makes recommendations for continuous improvement of system functions.
    • Develops and delivers end user training and instruction.
    • Facilitates, as needed, Consumable R&D through the development of database tools and applications
    • Maintains records of all work in process and documents interim/final results in the applicable format; these include progress reports and issue logs.
  • Raw Materials & Chemicals:
    • Investigates new materials, new material technologies, test methods and sources of supply to ensure competitiveness of consumable products.
    • Ensures material specifications are in line with consumable product performance expectations and industry.
    • Provides essential technical support to supplier development initiatives.
  • May facilitate technology transfers among Lincoln subsidiary companies.
  • Establishes standards and methodologies for and conducts evaluations of product performance.
  • Develops/refines test methods, as applicable, to support new product development and product evaluations.
  • Facilitates development of manufacturing process capabilities to support introduction of new products.
  • Typically, works with minimal direct supervision, conferring with superiors as needed.  Has appreciable latitude for independent action or decision.
  • May provide task oriented direction to Technicians, Technologists and/or Engineers Level 1/2 in the execution of development projects.
  • Maintains 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.



  • Baccalaureate degree, minimum, in engineering or related technical field.
  • Minimum 3-5 years engineering experience.
  • 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.
  • Proficient in MS Office including Excel and Access; ability to write MSSQL queries and stored procedures;  experienced with a  .NET programming language (i.e., Jscript, VB, C#); working knowledge of  XML and Crystal Report is a plus  Computer literate with working knowledge of MSWord, MSExcel, MSAccess and MSPowerPoint, as a minimum.
  • Working knowledge of Design for Six Sigma and statistical Design of Experiments methodologies.
  • Possesses and applies both practical and fundamental understanding of various arc welding processes. 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Works effectively in a cross-functional team environment.


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: Research & Development 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Database, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Welding, ERP, Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing

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