New Product Development Quality Technician


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. ID23546 




PURPOSE: Support activities targeting Quality assurance for new products and the new product development processes within the Machine Division. Reports to Quality Assurance Engineering Supervisor.


  • Must have an uncompromising attitude towards Quality.
  • Must thoroughly understand, enforce and follow the Lincoln Electric Quality Management System as it applies to all daily activities
  • Support the new product development processes, by giving input to the quality aspects of the parts, assemblies and production activities of new products from the Machine Division.
  • Participate in stage-gate processes, to ensure that the appropriate quality-related tasks are completed during the correct phase of the projects.
  • Encouraged to initiate changes for continuous product and process improvement
  • Maintain documentation and records of quality assurance tasks done as part of the new product development.
  • Be aware of all product, document, and process changes in the area of responsibility which affect quality
  • Utilize the Quality Management System and appropriate divisional personnel to support and drive Continuous Improvement initiatives.
  • Direct, mentor and train other members of the Quality Assurance Department & supervise newer QA employees.
  • Additional requirements may be listed in work center job description.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



  • Vocational Training and 8+ years experience required; or GED with 10+ years in related field. (but does not require a university degree).
  • Completion of Lincoln Electric 6 Sigma Gray Belt online training or direct equivalent is highly desirable.
  • Additional technical training in the Quality Assurance field or Root Cause Analysis, 2-year degree in Quality Assurance or other technical field or Professional certification(s) are highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in MS Office and Windows operating system; Minitab is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and understanding of divisional products & related processes.
  • Basic understanding and knowledge of manufacturing engineering and quality standards.
  • Basic knowledge of Lean principles, 5S, quality assurance tools, procedures, measurement techniques, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Control Charts (including Pre-control), Process Capability and Measurement System Analysis (MSA).
  • Ability to develop and maintain records and to follow projects through to conclusion. Evidence of successful completion of assigned projects using quality tools and problem solving/root-cause analysis skills is highly desirable.
  • Excellent oral, written communication and people skills. Ability to communicate diplomatically with all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills to handle a constantly changing set of priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Capable of frequent standing and walking and lifting up to 60 lbs.
  • Must have excellent attendance, safety and work record
  • Ability to work rotating shifts.
  • Additional requirements may be listed in work center job description.



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: Quality Assurance/Control 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Quality Assurance, Maintenance, Machinist, Welding, Systems Analyst, Technology, Manufacturing