R&D Technician

Date: May 21, 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. ID22754 




PURPOSE: To assist reliability engineers in reliability R&D group.



  • Create test and validation setups for component, subsystem and machine levels that exhibit safety focused, professional quality, ergonomic, and environmentally responsible methods.
  • Work can be electrical, mechanical, industrial or chemical in nature depending upon background and job assignment.
  • Use lab equipment such as meters, oscilloscopes, data acquisition, recording and analysis, environmental chambers, vibration tables, EMC related, etc.(training provided as needed).
  • Communicate and work proficiently with other engineering and technical staff.
  • Interact professionally with external resources such as test labs, consultants, and suppliers.
  • Compile and maintain test and validation reports.
  • Assist engineers in addressing failure modes using test methods such as HALT, DOE, ALT etc. (training provided as needed).
  • Gather, format, compile and maintain technical data using established formulae, algorithms and procedures to perform detailed mathematical calculations.
  • Make recommendations for improving test efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Work with engineers on warranty, scrap and cost reductions, and reliability assessment and prediction projects.
  • Support and suggest projects that align with strategic corporate goals or programs.
  • Review progress and perform other duties as needed or assigned.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed by supervision in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



  • Level II:

            Vocational Training & 3+ years of related experience or,

            High School Diploma or equivalent & 5+ years of experience 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
  • Highly motivated, quick to learn, and safety conscious
  • Ability to organize and maintain a neat work area
  • Able to create and maintain detailed test records
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with minimal supervision given clear instruction
  • Familiarity with personal computers using the Windows® operating system
  • Ability to use common laboratory equipment
  • Ability to read and comprehend wiring diagrams, schematics and test specifications
  • Capable of lifting 60 pounds on an occasional basis
  • Good hands-on assembly, troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Easy to get along with in a group and team environment.
  • Electrical/electronic experience is a plus.
  • Good attendance record.
  • Selected candidate’s Job Level and Pay Grade will be determined based upon qualifications and experience.



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: Research & Development 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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