R&D Engineer

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: Salary Full-Time
Function: Engineering

Req ID: 24231



PURPOSE: To design, develop and evaluate welding machines and associated processes; to conduct applied research into new areas of welding machine design and/or on new welding processes.



  • Utilizes and applies experience in a broad range of fields to understand welding accessory development process and interactions with design stakeholders and manufacturing partners.
  • Interact with key stakeholders including marketing, suppliers, customers, distributors, and sales engineers to drive new product innovation.
  • Maintains records of all work in process and documents interim/final results in the applicable format; these include Project Definitions, Milestone Plans, ES Reports, Technical Reports, Project Tracking Progress Reports, and presentations at meetings.
  • Develops/refines test methods to support new product development, product evaluations, and competitive benchmarking.
  • Coordinate activities of internal and external technical support personnel as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Usually works with minimal supervision, conferring with superior on key design and business initiatives to insure alignment with Corporate, Engineering and Business Unit strategies, goals, and objectives.
  • May provide task-oriented direction to Technicians and/or Technologists in the execution of development projects.
  • Assignments are broad in nature, requiring originality and ingenuity.
  • Has appreciable latitude for unreviewed action or decision.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy. 



  • Level I:           
    • Four-year Engineering degree is required.
  • Level II:          
    • Four-year Engineering degree is required and,
    • Minimum of three (3) years Engineering experience.
  • Level III:         
    • Four-year Engineering degree is required and,
    • Minimum of five (5) years Engineering experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle a constantly changing set of priorities.
  • Initiative to take ownership of product designs.
  • Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of particular field of specialization to the completion of difficult assignments.
  • Selected candidate’s Job Level and Pay Grade will be determined based upon qualifications and experience.


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

Job Segment: Welding, Testing, Fabrication, Technical Support, Manufacturing, Technology