Quality Assurance 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: Manufacturing
Req ID: 24307





Lincoln Electric is seeking a Quality Assurance Technician (QA) for our Euclid, Ohio headquarters. The Quality Assurance Technician will identify, analyze, and report defects and their potential causes by performing part inspections, diagnosing machine test failures or PC Board rejections, and perform audits. This position reports to Quality Assurance Supervisor.


What You Will Do:


The Qualit Assurance Technician is responsible for promoting an atmosphere of continuous process and employee improvement. Duties include: 

  • Drive quality standards in all facets of the assigned areas.
  • Assist with the evaluation, proper identification, and disposition of all non-conforming items and materials.
  • 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.
  • Define, troubleshoot and assist in measurement and resolution of daily production quality problems.
  • Maintain inspection and test performance metrics and/or quality records.
  • 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.
  • Assist in the diagnosis and repair of machines (Machines) or PC Boards (Electronics) tagged as non-conforming.


Required Experience & Education: 


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Capable of frequent standing and walking and lifting up to 60 lbs
  • Ability to work rotating shifts.


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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