Operations Manager

Date: Aug 4, 2022

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. ID21714 




PURPOSE: Responsible for the manufacturing processes and the personnel.


  • Direct and coordinate all activities of a production department through core team members
  • Manage extended team members from cross functional departments within organization
  • Ensure, develop, and continually improve processes using root cause analysis, promote safe work practices, and environmental performance within the department
  • Adhere to and ensure that quality product is manufactured within department
  • Responsible for driving attainment of all departmental goals and metrics
  • Responsible for staffing the department to meet customer and production requirements and continually improve flexibility of this workforce
  • Conduct departmental performance ratings
  • Responsible for maximizing the profitability of departmental operations
  • Reports to the General Manager, Machine Division
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; Technical or Engineering degree preferred
  • Prior management or supervisory experience and/or some supervisory training required
  • Able to communicate and deal effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Strong customer focus
  • Uncompromising attitude toward safety, environment, health, and quality
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and motivational skills
  • Ability to handle employee and production issues in an efficient and professional manner
  • Ability to initiate and implement change while gaining acceptance from employees
  • Basic knowledge of Machine Division products and processes
  • Basic computer skills including proficiency in MS Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, MES, SAP, and Apriso
  • Knowledge of relevant company policies and procedures (anti-harassment, affirmative action, merit rating/PDS, etc)



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: Salary.
Function: Manufacturing.
Section:  Machine.

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Machinist, Welding, ERP, SAP, Manufacturing, Technology