Recruiting Manager

Date: Jan 5, 2022

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117

Company: Lincoln Electric


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: 20715 


PURPOSE: The Recruiting Manager, Manufacturing provides leadership, support, advocacy and vision for recruiting services at our largest US locations. This role will be responsible for designing recruitment processes aligned to Lincoln Electric’s hiring strategy for critical manufacturing talent, while implementing policies that encourage employee diversity and identifying strategies to select candidates who will succeed within our company culture. Works as an ambassador to promote our employer brand while managing a team of professional recruiters.



Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the daily work of the department and reports on its performance
  • Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations, coaching and development for team


  • Develops attraction strategies to build a robust manufacturing and skilled trade talent pipeline, including employer branding efforts
  • Updates, designs and documents current and new recruiting processes (e.g. staffing forecasts, job application, onboarding processes)
  • Keeps track of and reports recruiting metrics (e.g. time-to-hire and cost-per-hire)
  • Builds the company’s network through relationships with high schools, trade schools and other community partners
  • Stays up-to-date on labor legislation and informs recruiters and managers of changes in regulations
  • Reviews recruitment software for improved service (e.g. SEO optimization)
  • Works to understand and share best practices, provides assistance on critical needs and coordinates on national-level initiatives
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field preferred
  • 5-10 years of recruiting experience required, high volume or agency experience preferred
  • At least 3 years of recruiting team management preferred
  • Continuous Improvement certification preferred
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential preferred; SHRM’s Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential a plus

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Thorough understanding of and proven experience in recruiting methods and best practices, as well as applicable policies, employment laws and regulations
  • Experience with social media recruitment and high volume recruitment experience preferred
  • Hands-on experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and HR databases, SuccessFactors preferred
  • Proven ability to lead and implement process improvements with sustainable results
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, attention to detail and proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong decision making, supervisory and leadership skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software


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: Salary Full-Time 
Function: Human Resources 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Welding, Manufacturing