Reliability Engineer

Date: Nov 4, 2021

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: 20226 


PURPOSE: This advanced engineering position leverages expertise in reliability engineering tools and 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.  In addition, it will lead the increase in organizational awareness and training in reliability engineering techniques that are practical and most applicable to our organization’s goal of achieving significant results in product reliability.   



  • Effectively apply reliability engineering methods to achieve significant results in product reliability that are practical and relevant to our organization.
  • Facilitate and train in 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.
  • Create and maintain a reliability center of expertise “homeroom” to support the bodies of knowledge in selected reliability methods, tools and resources.
  • Assist in engineering safe, high quality, cost effective, ergonomic, and environmentally responsible validation methods for component, subsystem and final machine qualifications.
  • Collaborate with reliability colleagues, business unit leaders, R&D, Manufacturing, Production, Supply, Quality and Service Departments to establish and achieve reliability objectives.
  • Facilitate the processes and execution of DFMEA, PFMEA, DRBFM, and hazard analysis.
  • Act as reliability advisor to test labs, suppliers, consultants, sales representatives etc.
  • Improve efficiency and effectiveness of validation plans and methods based on warranty feedback, use of test acceleration techniques, new technology and compliance regulations.
  • Oversee setup and configuration of test environments and systems under test as needed.
  • Work on warranty reduction, test correlation and statistical reliability prediction projects.
  • Employ lessons learned from RCA, FTA, FMEA, Warranties etc. to systemic improvement.
  • Standardize test documentation formats and implement retention policy.
  • 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.
  • Establish strategic reliability related projects aligned with corporate goals; substantiate benefits.
  • Support strategic projects lead by others that align with corporate goals or programs.
  • Review progress and perform other duties as needed or assigned.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy



  • 12 plus years’ experience required
  • Master’s degree in Reliability Engineering required
  • Engineering and Six Sigma experience preferable but not required
  • Trained in reliability engineering methods such as FMEA, DRBFM, SRM, DfR, LDA, ALT, RCA, HALT, DFM/DFA, FTA, Robust Design, PoF modeling, SPC, DOE and others.
  • Strong grasp of statistical test analysis and validation techniques
  • Ability to perform hands-on work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organization and teaching  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: Research & Development 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Welding, Manufacturing