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General Manager, Machine Division

Date: May 15, 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.


The General Manager has overall responsibility for leading the Cleveland Machine Division and the Machine Plant (LEMAQ) in Torreon, Mexico.  This includes driving a divisional strategy that is aligned with the Lincoln Electric Vision, Strategy and Core Values.  This General Manager is responsible for Safety (EHS), Quality, Customer Satisfaction and Cost Improvement Initiatives.  This role will work closely with a number of Strategic Business Unit Leaders to optimize business metrics across both the Machine Division and the Business Units.



  • Assures all employees are operating to EHS standards.
  • Promotes a culture toward continuous improvement through the utilization of Lean, Six Sigma, and Employee Suggestions.
  • Places an emphasis on manufacturing high quality products to support the Lincoln Electric “value-Added” selling model.
  • Develops and coaches the organization to its full potential and ensures production team remains motivated and productive.
  • Drives improvement in operational metrics in areas such as safety, quality, cost, delivery and efficiency.
  • Allocates resources to best utilize assets and meet or exceed customer delivery expectations.
  • Manages the Machine Division P& L in a proactive way in an effort to assure predictable monthly results.
  • Facilitates the implementation of new products into the manufacturing environment.   
  • Develops strong business relationships with current and potential Lincoln customers.  Partners with Sales Management and R&D to ensure customer needs are met.
  • Promotes the development of employees to create promotional opportunities while building a successful and sustainable business model.
  • Promotes and maintains an environment of high integrity that is inclusive and respectful of all employees.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities and performs specials projects as needed or directed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or related field.  Advanced degree preferred.
  • Previous management experience typically achieved with a minimum of 10-15 years leadership experience.
  • Capable of leading by example and driving employee accountability.
  • Manufacturing experience with knowledge of Lean skills and Six Sigma preferred.
  • Ability to build strong cross functional teams in a matrixed environment.  This skill must transcend across all Operations, Commercial and Corporate functions.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to direct various groups of employees performing unique tasks.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles (strategic planning, budgeting, personnel).

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: Manufacturing 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Engineer, Welding, Industrial, Machinist, R&D Engineer, Engineering, Manufacturing

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