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R&D Technologist (Welding)

Date: Oct 29, 2019


Lincoln Electric is a global manufacturer of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining solutions ranging from simple to complex. With over 120 years of service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation and a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric, where the actual is limited and the possible is immense.

Req. ID: 18405 



PURPOSE: To assist an energetic team in the development of advanced welding machines and associated processes; to conduct tests and validate new areas of welding machine design and/or on new welding processes.



  • Assists the Research and Development team in the design, construction, documentation and testing of components, assemblies, and products such as inverters, engine welders, and plasma cutters.
  • Performs extensive hands-on testing and development of welding and cutting equipment in various processes; including SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, SAW, CAG, PAW and PAC.
  • Applies new areas of welding technology; including highly automated systems, to demonstrate and quantify performance improvements over existing technologies.   
  • Performs non-routine assignments of substantial variety and complexity. 
  • May be assisted by lower-level Technicians. 
  • Compiles and computes a variety of engineering data; may analyze test and design data; develops or prepares weld procedure data, designs, specifications, parts lists, or makes recommendations regarding these items. 


  • Associates degree or applicable work experience.
  • 1-3 years of previous work experience.
  • Possesses and applies both practical and fundamental understanding of various arc welding and cutting processes.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Possesses a strong desire to learn.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Ability to handle a constantly changing set of priorities.
  • Ability to use personal computers and common laboratory equipment.
  • Ability to read and comprehend wiring diagrams, schematics and test specifications.
  • Good hands-on assembly and troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience with Robotic Programming Preferred.
  • Capable of lifting 60 pounds on an occasional basis.


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 $2.5B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 10,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 40 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) 


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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