Process Improvement Technician

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the engineering, design, and manufacturing of advanced arc welding solutions, automated joining, assembly and cutting systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment, and has a leading global position in brazing and soldering alloys. Lincoln is recognized as the Welding Expert™ for its leading materials science, software development, automation engineering, and application expertise, which advance customers' fabrication capabilities to help them build a better world. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln Electric is a $4.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ:LECO) with over 11,000 employees around the world, with operations in 71 manufacturing and automation system integration locations across 21 countries and maintains a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices serving customers in over 160 countries.


Location: Euclid - 22801 - Cleveland, OHUnited States (US)
Employment Status: Hourly Full-Time
Function: Engineering
Req ID: 24711



Lincoln Electric is seeking a Process Improvement Technician for our Euclid, OH headquarters. The Process Improvement Technician will be responsible for hands-on functions within the Consumables Methods Group, ranging from the support of daily production operations to the development of new and improved manufacturing processes.  This includes a focus on the continuous improvement of safety, quality, productivity, and manufacturing costs.


In addition to competitive pay, Lincoln Electric offers a lucrative profit-sharing plan, student loan repayment program PLUS tuition reimbursement, medical/dental/vision, paid time off and many more outstanding benefits!


What You Will Do:


  • Support day to day operations in the Stick Electrode production either autonomously or as part of a larger support group.

  • Use schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions or defined plans to perform testing and troubleshooting on electronic or mechanical components, equipment or systems.

  • Set up and conduct tests under operational conditions to investigate processes and product designs. 

  • Assist with the execution of Permission Notes to test process changes, material changes, and new/redesigned products.

  • Gathers, maintains, formats, compiles and manipulates technical data using established formulae and procedures and performs detailed mathematical calculations.                                        

  • Must be able to perform basic analysis of raw data and make decisions based on the analysis.

  • Responsible for safety, cleanliness of work area, and workmanship while performing assigned duties.

  • Responsible for product quality and productivity resulting from the manufacturing processes.

  • Create and maintain all documentation associated with the manufacturing process.

  • Evaluate assigned Employee Suggestions, create Permission Notes, and Change Requests.

  • Interact with all departments as required to support Consumable Division initiatives.  These include, but are not limited to: R&D, Marketing, Supply Management, all production departments, QA.


Required Education & Expereince


  • Technician II: Vocational training and 3+ years of experience in a relevant work environment is required; or High School Diploma/GED with 5+ years’ experience in a relevant work environment.

  • Technician III: Vocational training and 5+ years of experience in a relevant work environment is required; or High School Diploma/GED with 7+ years’ experience in a relevant work environment.

  • Technician IV: Vocational training and 8+ years of experience in a relevant work environment is required; or High School Diploma/GED with 10+ years’ experience in a relevant work environment.

  • Continuous Improvement Tier 1 certification is desirable.

  • Must have an in-depth knowledge manufacturing processes, machines, and equipment

  • Must be able to run production equipment where applicable.

  • Must be proficient at Excel, Word, and Outlook.  Must be willing to become proficient in MES, SAP, PowerPoint, Mini-Tab, and other similar software.


Lincoln Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equal employment opportunity for applicants, without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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