Mechanical Test Lab Technician

Date: May 12, 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. ID23030 




PURPOSE: Provide high quality, timely mechanical and microscopy testing services to support manufacturing and product development.



  • Provides technical support and test services to engineers and scientists in areas such as production, operations, maintenance, safety, quality, process improvement, R&D and product development.
  • Uses schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions or defined plans to perform testing and troubleshooting on metal tensile bars, impact test specimens, weld specimens, weld consumable products, and machine components.
  • Gathers, maintains, formats, compiles and manipulates technical data using established formulate and procedures and performs detailed mathematical calculations.  Understands and can explain the basic mechanical and microscopy test theory and machine operation.  Reports results and keeps thorough records.
  • Maintains assigned test equipment, including preventive maintenance and minor repairs, and ensures devices are operating correctly and safely.  Keeps assigned work areas clean.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy, including continuous improvement (Lean / 5S) activities.



  • Level II:

            Vocational Training & 3+ years of related experience or,

            High School Diploma or equivalent & 5+ years of experience in related field

  • Level III:

            Vocational Training & 5+ years of related experience or,

            Associates Degree in related field or,

            High School Diploma or equivalent & 7+ years of experience in related field

  • Has full proficiency in a range of technical processes or procedures (or deep skills in a single area) through job-related training and considerable work experience. 
  • Completes a variety of atypical assignments, and is capable of multi-tasking.
  • Works within defined technical processes and procedures or methodologies and may help determine the appropriate approach for new assignments, and install new equipment.
  • Works with a limited degree of supervision, with oversight focused only on complex new assignments.  Also works well as part of a team, and supports a cooperative work environment.
  • Acts as an informal resource for colleagues with less experience and assists with their training.
  • Computer proficiency, including use of Microsoft Office and other software.
  • Must be self-motivated, and dedicated to safe work practices and product quality.
  • Capable of lifting loads up to 60 pounds, as well as changing and securing tensile test jaws and fixtures to test different types of specimens.
  • Selected candidate’s Job Level and Pay Grade will be determined based upon qualifications and experience



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.


Employment Status: Hourly Full-Time 
Function: Manufacturing Support 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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