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Research & Development Engineer (PhD)

Date: Jul 11, 2019

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117

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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.


PURPOSE: To design, develop and evaluate welding consumables and associated processes; to conduct applied research into new areas of welding consumable design and/or on new welding processes.



  • synthesis and physical property measurements of powders, lubricants and functional coatings.
  • welding processes - consumable interactions.
  • metal-metal wear and metal surface characterization; or
  • metal additive manufacturing.



  • Ph.D in Physics, Metallurgy, Materials Science, Welding Engineering or Ceramics Engineering.
  • 2-3 years of independent research experience is preferred.
  • Background in manufacturing processes (preferably welding or casting).
  • Expertise in material property characterization techniques (metallography, electron microscopy, or spectroscopy).
  • Synthesis and characterization of ceramic and metal powders.
  • Set-up and maintenance of laboratory test equipment (eg. hardness, tensile testing, and fracture toughness).
  • Working knowledge of Design for Six Sigma and statistical Design of Experiments methodologies.




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) 
Requisition #: [[id]]


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Research Engineer, Metallurgy, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Welding, Engineering, Manufacturing

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