Quality Assurance Technician III or IV

Date: Sep 14, 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. ID23330 






Lincoln Electric is adding a Quality Technician to its Euclid team. The Quality Technician will identify, analyze, and report defects and their potential causes by performing part inspections, diagnosing machine test failures (Machines) or PC Board rejections (Electronics), and performing audits. This is an outstanding opportunity that reports directly to the Quality Assurance Group Leader, and has potential for long term growth. In addition to competitive base pay, Lincoln Electric offers a very lucrative profit share program, paid time off and holidays, student loan repayment program, tuition assistance and many other great beneifts. 




  • Assist with the evaluation, proper identification, and disposition of all non-conforming items and materials.
  • Follow all significant product, document and process changes which affect quality.
  • Promote an atmosphere of continuous process and employee improvement.
  • Support or drive Continuous Improvement activities.
  • Support Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing, and Research and Development in the Design, Introduction, Inspection and Maintenance of new and existing equipment.
  • Define, troubleshoot and assist in measurement and resolution of daily production quality problems.
  • Maintain inspection and test performance metrics and/or quality records.
  • Assist in the diagnosis and repair of machines (Machines) or PC Boards (Electronics) tagged as non-conforming.
  • Take active role in analysis of yield opportunities.
  • Identify and tag all non-conforming items discovered.
  • Assist in quality training and performance feedback of production personnel to production supervision.
  • Perform employee, work center, and piece check audits, as required.
  • Initiate CAPA Determinations.
  • Work with the departmental supervision in developing and maintaining a trained work force.
  • Report safety near misses and incidents whenever applicable.




  • 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.
    • Completes a variety of atypical assignments
    • Works with a limited degree of supervision, with oversight focused only on complex new assignment
    • Acts as an informal resource for colleagues with less experience
  • 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.
    • Has advanced and specialized expertise, typically developed through a combination of job-related training and considerable work experience
    • Works autonomously within established procedures and practices
    • May act as a lead, coordinating and facilitating the work of others
  • Ability to work effectively and cross-functionally on the shop floor on a regular basis.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in MS Office and Windows operating system.
  • Ability to develop and maintain records and to follow projects through to conclusion.
  • Basic understanding and knowledge of manufacturing engineering and quality standards.
  • Ability to use measurement and inspection tools such as Calipers, Micrometers, Pins, Gauges, Protractor, and Scale.
  • Ability to use digital multi-meter (DMM) to make electrical measurements.
  • Skilled in equipment and/or electronics troubleshooting is desirable.
  • 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.



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: Manufacturing 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Maintenance, Quality Assurance, Machinist, Welding, Technician, Manufacturing, Technology