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Emergency Response Supervisor

Date: Oct 9, 2019


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: This position is responsible for developing procedures, plans and programs in response to all types of emergencies and the Euclid and Mentor Plants.



  • Ensures organization is prepared in the event of an emergency and indoor and outdoor evacuation procedures are in place.
  • Manages the Emergency Response Team (ETMs) and ensure their readiness for various emergency events.
  • Provide training and ensure training is completed to maintain certifications.
  • Interview and recommend ETMs.
  • Provides and/or coordinates emergency preparedness and response training to the organization including ETMs, supervision, fire wardens, security and other employees that may assist in an emergency.
  • Reviews emergency response drills and actual emergency responses and make appropriate corrections.
  • Works with Building Services to ensure the readiness of the various fire protection systems, (fixed & portable), water & chemical.
  • Works with insurance firms, fire departments, hospital emergency personnel, and other outside agencies to maintain good communication channels.
  • Advises Operations and Maintenance on relevant OSHA, NFPA and Ohio regulations affecting fire protection and emergency response.
  • Oversees other existing safety programs, which may include Fall Protection & Confined Space rescue; assist in training and auditing.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s Strategic Plan
  • Understand the Company’s EHS Policy and how it relates to this job.
  • Be aware of OSHA and EPA laws and regulations as well as the Company’s Plant Rules and Regulations that pertain to this job.
  • Work in a safe manner and observe all company EHS and JHA procedures.
  • Follow safe equipment operating procedures and only operate equipment when guards are in place and in good condition.
  • Know that the company EHS procedures are contained in reference books, such as SSW Specifications, Plant Rules and Regulations, and Material Safety Data Sheets, which are located in the Foreman’s area.
  • Immediately notify the Supervisor if there is any safety hazard, any equipment not operating correctly, or if there are any questions regarding EHS and JHA procedures.


  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 4-7 years relevant professional experience.
  • Must have or be able to obtain within 6 months of hire EMT Basic and Firefighter I certifications. Advanced certifications in EMT and Firefighter II and Safety inspector preferred.
  • HAZWOPER certification required within 6 months of assignment.
  • Mechanical aptitude required.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred with ability to work independently and provide leadership to others.
  • Basic knowledge or experience in manufacturing and/or design of equipment helpful
  • Developed communication skills (verbally/written), organizational skills and computer skills required.
  • Must be able to stand continuously and walk up to 0.5 miles occasionally, lift up to 50 pounds rarely, climb rarely, prioritize demands and work autonomously.

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: Environmental, Health & Safety 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Welding, Equipment Operator, Manufacturing