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Electrical Engineer (Automation, Controls, Robotics)

Date: Mar 26, 2021

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117


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: 19701 


PURPOSE: Individual needed to execute the Controls Engineering design, documentation & support functions for robotic welding and cutting system products.  This position deals primarily with standardized cell manufacturing, development, and continuous improvement of these systems.



  • Serve as the assigned lead Controls Engineer for multiple customer projects simultaneously. 
  • Responsible for all aspects of Controls Engineering on your projects including design, documentation, costing, bill of materials, and commissioning support for the assembly and installation teams.
  • Performance Measured based on milestone attainment performance, quality, and budget variance performance.
  • Responsible for overall robotic cell safety and ensuring the risk assessment is documented for each assigned system.
  • Ability and desire to increase knowledge to create electrical designs for automation equipment including PLC hardware / software selection & programming, motion control hardware / software selection & programming, schematic diagrams, pneumatic / hydraulic hardware selection and schematic diagrams, control system drawings, wiring techniques and basic electrical troubleshooting procedures.
  • Innovative, creative design approach with a goal of minimizing total cost and compressing product timeline by embracing virtual design and commissioning tools.
  • Strong advocate of standardized controls designs to reduce the number of components used and simplify inventory.
  • Customer satisfaction on your projects.  Strive to exceed customer expectations on all of your projects.
  • Excellent teamwork required with the project teams.  Value and consider the input from all members while meeting your on-time, on-budget and quality commitments.
  • Collaborate with other Global Automation entities in the spirit of continuous improvement of best practices and standardized systems control design.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



  • Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering.
  • 5+ years experience.  
  • Ability to design industrial machine control systems including safety systems utilizing 2-D CAD, Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical or Solidworks/EPDM preferred with willingness to become proficient is others as needed.
  • Electrical circuit design and analysis experience.
  • Proficiently create, read, and interpret electrical prints.
  • Ability to create clean and easy to understand build floor schematics and interconnection diagrams.
  • Experience in writing, de-bug, and commissioning PLC logic and HMI code. 
  • Ability to develop and document procedures and work instructions for others. 
  • Excellent electrical troubleshooting skills. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Proficient at ladder logic programming. 
  • Three year experience in a manufacturing environment, preferred.
  • AB Compact Logic, preferred.
  • Fanuc PMC, preferred.
  • Collaborative Robot Experience, preferred.
  • FANUC Robot control system knowledge, preferred.
  • Familiarity with Robotic automation safety - RIAC knowledge, preferred.
  • Familiarity with Electrical standards (ANSI, NFPA, ISO), preferred.
  • Welding process knowledge (MIG, TIG, Laser), preferred


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: Automation 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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