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: Quality Assurance/Control





Lincoln Electric is seeking a Quality Assurance Technician for our Cleveland, Ohio manufacturing operation (headquarters). The Quality Assurance Technician will play a key role in supporting quality checks and other quality related tasks for the consumable division.


This is an outstanding opportunity to join a global leader in its industry. In addition to career growth potential, Lincoln Electric offers competitive pay with a lucrative annual profit-sharing incentive, student loan repayment, tuition reimbursement. paid time off/paid holidays, retirement, medical/dental/vision and much more! 


  • Provides technical support to engineers and scientists in areas such as production, operations, maintenance, safety, testing, process improvement or product development.
  • Gathers, maintains, formats, compiles and manipulates technical data using established formulae and procedures and performs detailed mathematical calculations.
  • Must have an uncompromising attitude towards quality.
  • Must thoroughly understand, enforce and follow the Lincoln Electric Quality Management System as it applies to all daily activities.
  • Encouraged to initiate changes for continuous product and process improvement.
  • Maintain manufacturing quality performance metrics and/or quality records.
  • Assist with the evaluation, proper identification, and disposition of all non-conforming items and materials.
  • Be aware of all products, documents, and process changes in your area of responsibility which affect quality.
  • Utilize the Quality Management System and appropriate divisional personnel to support or drive Continuous Improvement
  • Assist in the training and performance feedback of production personnel to production supervision.
  • Develop and perform random process and product audits.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



  • Level II: Vocational Training & 3+ years of related experience or, GED with 5+ years in related field.
  • Level III: Vocational Training & 5+ years of related experience or, Associates Degree in related field or, High School Diploma or equivalent & 7+years of experience in related field.
  • Has full proficiency in a range of technical processes or procedures (or deep skills in a single area) through job-related training and considerable work experience.
  • 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
  • Completion of Lincoln Electric 6 Sigma Gray Belt online training or direct equivalent is highly desirable.
  • Additional technical training in the Quality Assurance field or Root Cause Analysis is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in MS Office and Windows operating system.
  • Knowledge and understanding of divisional products & related processes.
  • Basic knowledge of Lean principles, 5S, quality assurance tools, procedures, measurement techniques
  • Ability to develop and maintain records and to follow projects through to conclusion.
  • Excellent oral, written communication and people skills
  • Excellent organizational skills to handle a constantly changing set of priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Capable of frequent standing, walking, and lifting up to 60 lbs.


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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