R&D Engineering Technologist

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 $3.8B publicly traded company (NASDAQ:LECO) with over 11,000 employees around the world, with operations in over 71 manufacturing locations in 20 countries.


Location: Euclid - 22801 - Cleveland, OHUnited States (US)
Employment Status: Salary Full-Time
Function: Manufacturing


Lincoln Electric is seeking an Engineering Technologist to joing our R&D Commercial Products Team to develop or improve new and existing products.


In addition to competitive pay, Lincoln Electric offers a lucrative annual bonus plan, student loan repayment benefits plus tuition reimbursement, medical/dental/vision, paid time off and many more outstanding benefits!


  • Work in R&D on the design, specification and documentation of components, assemblies and complete arc welding / plasma cutting products.

  • Activities include design and testing of circuits, PCB layouts, and electromagnetic devices as required.

  • Develop test specifications for production use.

  • Analyze product field failure specimens and/or production test failure specimens for root cause identification and corrective action.

  • Perform and supervise the testing of new designs, processes, warranty improvements and cost reductions.

  • May lead projects or project steps within a broader project or have accountability for ongoing activities or objectives.

  • Has specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise in own discipline or function.

  • Engineer safe, high quality, cost effective, ergonomic, and environmentally responsible parts, subsystems and complete machines.

  • Engage in Voice of Customer actions and evaluate market needs. Support sales, Marketing, Service and customer issues as required. Revitalize and rationalize legacy products and improve their quality.

  • Creates value by supporting supply chain initiatives and creating designs with common parts. Collaborate with team colleagues, R&D, Manufacturing, Production, Supply, Quality and Service Departments to establish and achieve objectives.

  • Engage with global teams and suppliers to reduce overall costs.

  • Establish and support corporate strategic related projects; contributes to strategic planning. Operates with substantial latitude for unreviewed action or decision in complex environments.

  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Higher Standard Strategy.



  • Level III:

            Bachelors of Science in Engineering Technology & 5+ years of related experience or,

            Associates Degree in related field & 7+ years of related experience or,

            15+ years of related experience

  • Has in-depth knowledge in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines

  • Ability to handle a constantly changing set of priorities

  • Initiative to take ownership of product designs

  • Possesses and applies a comprehensive knowledge of a particular field of specialization to the completion of complex assignments

  • Experience in design, testing and problem solving

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred but not required

  • Ability to perform hands-on work

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills


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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