QA Engineering Technologist

Date: Mar 17, 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. ID22713 




PURPOSE: The QA Technologist implements and/or supports projects in the Consumable Division. The QA Technologist ensures that process audits, inspection & testing procedures are well-defined lead to continuous improvement in quality. The QA Technologist will review customer warranties and implement customer corrective action requests.



  • Define, troubleshoot, and lead the resolution of daily production quality problems with a general knowledge of all Consumable products.
  • Define, troubleshoot, and resolve daily shop problems with a general knowledge of all Consumable products.
  • Assist in the quality training and performance feedback of production personnel to production supervision.
  • Recommend and/or develop capable inspection test equipment or process. Perform MSA’s as required.
  • An understanding of Consumable Products Identification and their different levels of importance. Assist with the proper identification and disposition of all non-conforming items.
  • Utilize Quality Management System tools, continuous improvement methodologies (6 Sigma) and appropriate divisional personnel to organize and lead continuous improvement efforts.
  • Facilitate new process development and introduction into manufacturing through understanding the Manufacturing Process Control Methodology and meeting all Quality Assurance deliverables.
  • Assists the Lead Auditor during Internal and External Quality Audits.
  • General knowledge of ASME Code, Military Specifications & ISO9001 standard.
  • Controls cost of quality related activities.
  • Interacts with other departments to ensure that quality objectives are considered in ongoing projects.
  • Is familiar with all relevant specifications, procedures and Plant Rules and Regulations used in the Quality Assurance, production and Consumable R&D.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Reports directly to the Quality Assurance Manager.
  • EQUIPMENT:    Must be familiar with the equipment and tooling used in the Consumable Division Quality Program. Must be knowledgeable in the use of computers, databases and software programs associated with the Quality Program.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



  • Bachelors of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) and three years of experience, or Associate Degree in Related Field + five years of Related Experience, or ten+ years in related field.
  • Knowledge of computer operating systems and Microsoft Windows applications.
  • General knowledge of welding processes (SMAW, FCAW, GTAW, GMAW, and SAW).
  • Ability to understand technical specification, procedures and work instructions as they relate to factory machines/processes.
  • Ability to develop and write specifications, procedures and work instructions as they relate to factory machines/processes.
  • Demonstrate integrity, quality, and be safety conscious
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to handle a variety of assignment and changing priorities
  • Good decision-making ability
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Able to perform hands-on work as required



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 Full-Time 
Function: Quality Assurance/Control 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Quality Assurance, MIG Welding, Testing, Welding, Technology, Manufacturing