QA Technician - Production Support Analyst

Date: Jun 13, 2022

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117

Company: Lincoln Electric


Lincoln Electric is a global manufacturer of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining solutions ranging from simple to complex. With over 120 years of service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation and a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric, where the actual is limited and the possible is immense.

Req. ID: 19794 


PURPOSE: Responsible for Inspection and Quality Assurance in areas as assigned by the Quality Assurance Manager.  NOTE: THE POSITION REQUIRES HANDS-ON REPAIR WORK,



  • Promote an atmosphere of continuous process and employee improvement.
  • Enforce quality standards in all facets of the assigned areas.
  • Identify and tag all non-conforming items discovered.
  • Perform employee, work center, and piece check audits, as required.
  • Follow all significant product, document and process changes which affect quality.
  • Maintain quality records as required.
  • Work with the departmental supervision in developing and maintaining a trained work force.
  • Support Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing, and Research and Development in the Design, Introduction, Inspection and Maintenance of new and existing equipment.
  • Maintain employee quality performance records and submit information for consideration in the Quality merit rating.
  • Act as the first line of diagnosis and repair of machines tagged as non-conforming.
  • Promote a safe work environment.
  • Assume responsibility for Inspection and Quality Assurance on assembly lines, assembly areas, or off-line areas, depending upon departmental needs and personal experience.
  • Aid in the diagnosis and troubleshooting of machines designated for repair.
  • Reports to the Quality Assurance Group Leader.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



  • Vocational Training and 5+ years experience required; or GED with 7+ years in related field. (but does not require a university degree).
  • Able to communicate and deal well with every level of our organization.
  • Excellent people skills, oral and written communication, organizational, and motivational skills.
  • Able to interpret specifications and effectively inspect components, assemblies and sub-assemblies based upon the specifications.
  • Familiar with basic inspection tools and procedures.
  • Familiar with ISO procedures as they apply to manufacturing.
  • Skilled in equipment and/or electronics troubleshooting is desirable.
  • Additional technical training in the Quality Assurance field is highly desirable.
  • Basic working knowledge of the SAP system.
  • Additional training on Personal Computers highly desirable.
  • Excellent attendance, safety and work record.
  • Basic knowledge of Statistical Process Control, including Pre-control and Process capability extremely useful.
  • Capable of frequent standing, sitting and rarely lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to work rotating shifts.
  • Completes a variety of atypical assignments
  • Works within defined technical processes and procedures or methodologies and may help determine the appropriate approach for new assignments
  • Works with a limited degree of supervision, with oversight focused only on complex new assignments
  • Acts as an informal resource for colleagues with less 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 $2.5B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 10,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 40 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

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