Reliability Engineer

Date: Jul 26, 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: 19326 


PRIMARY FUNCTION: This engineering position leverages expertise in product design, coupled with skills to be acquired through training on the application of relevant reliability methods, to continuously improve the design and validation of new products and subsystems, changes to existing products, critical manufacturing and supplier processes and reliability modeling and prediction.  The position requires limited supervision, conferring with management on unusual matters.



  • Receive training(provided as needed) in organizationally relevant and practical reliability engineering methods such as FMEA, DRBFM, SRM, DFR, LDA, ALT, RCA, HALT, DFM/DFA, FTA, Robust Design, POF modeling, SPC, DOE, DVP&R,  etc., and associated software tools.
  • Actively participate in design for reliability and manufacturing early in product development.
  • Effectively use and contribute to our reliability center of expertise, supporting bodies of knowledge in reliability methods and resources, to achieve significant product reliability results.
  • Engineer safe, high quality, cost effective, ergonomic, and environmentally responsible validation methods for component, subsystem and final machine qualifications.
  • Enhance validation and field testing using data acquisition and analysis methods and sensors.
  • Work to improve Electromagnetic Compliance (EMC) testing capabilities and methods.
  • Instruct, oversee and assist with work of reliability test technologists.
  • Collaborate with reliability colleagues, R&D, Manufacturing, Production, Supply, Quality and Service Departments to establish and achieve reliability objectives.
  • Interact as a reliability liaison to test labs, consultants, suppliers, sales representatives, etc.
  • Oversee setup and configuration of test environments and systems under test.
  • Improve efficiency and effectiveness of validation plans and methods based on warranty feedback, use of test acceleration techniques, new technology and compliance regulations.
  • Assist in DFMEA, PFMEA, DRBFM, hazard analysis and DVP&Rs.
  • Work on warranty, scrap and cost reduction using reliability engineering tools.
  • Employ lessons learned from RCA, FTA, FMEA, Warranties etc. to systemic improvement.
  • Identify and address extreme failure modes using methods such as HALT, ALT and analysis.
  • Assist in development of design guides, design review check lists and general machine FMEAs.
  • Develop predictive reliability and correlation models bases on warranty, test data and POF.
  • Standardize document formats; generally apply solutions in one area to other applicable areas.
  • Establish and support corporate strategic reliability related projects; substantiate benefits.
  • Review progress and perform other duties as needed or assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering required
  • Minimum of five years engineering experience
  • Experience in root cause analysis and problem solving
  • Experience in Six Sigma, product test and specification preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of reliability and statistical analysis practices beneficial but not required
  • Ability to perform hands-on work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills


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: Engineering 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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