Robotic Automation Engineer

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the engineering, design, and manufacturing of advanced arc welding solutions, automated joining, assembly and cutting systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment, and has a leading global position in brazing and soldering alloys. Lincoln is recognized as the Welding Expert™ for its leading materials science, software development, automation engineering, and application expertise, which advance customers' fabrication capabilities to help them build a better world. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln Electric is a $4.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ:LECO) with over 11,000 employees around the world, with operations in 71 manufacturing and automation system integration locations across 21 countries and maintains a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices serving customers in over 160 countries.


Location: Euclid - 22801 - Cleveland, OHUnited States (US)
Employment Status: Salary Full-Time
Function: Engineering
Req ID: 24841



PURPOSE: The primary function of a Robotic Automation Engineer is to implement and support automated processes to drive improvements in safety, ergonomics, quality, productivity and cost reductions.  The role heavily focuses on robotic solutions that often integrate with other types of equipment and at times can also involve non-robotic automation.  The successful candidate will have a strong hands on background in robotic system implementation and able to lead automated solution projects through all process steps including but not limited to conceptualizing automated systems, quoting, obtaining funding, managing projects, reporting progress, acceptance testing, installation, startup, and process support. 



  • Identify and conceptualize primarily robotic and at times other forms of automated solutions to drive improvements in safety, ergonomics, quality, productivity, and cost reductions throughout the Machine Division.
  • Coordinate with vendors to quote and size automated systems.
  • Manage projects from start to finish including Capital Appropriation Requests with project budgets, savings, ROI, timelines, runoff criteria, status reporting, system implementation, and all other project details.
  • Program robotic systems, provide support and troubleshooting of existing robotic systems.
  • Design customized fixturing and workholding for automated systems using Solid Edge.
  • Create procedures, documentation, routings, and other necessary documentation for the manufacturing process.
  • Collaborate and communicate cross functionally with all levels of the organization including but not limited to pieceworkers, R&D, QA, Supply Management, production departments, and executive management.
  • Serve as the technical expert in robotics.  Mentor and train others in the technical aspects of robotic systems.
  • Other assignments as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in Engineering or related discipline.
  • Level III Minimum 5 years professional and on hands experience with robotic systems.  Level IV Minimum 8 years professional and on hands experience with robotic systems.  Robotic welding experience is a plus.
  • Proficient in conceptualizing automated solutions and implementing robotic and automation equipment.
  • Proficient at higher level programing of Fanuc robots for purposes of auto recovery and other more complex routines.
  • Excellent organizational skills as well as written and oral communication skills.
  • Possess and apply strong problem solving skills with an analytical approach and attention to detail.  Ability to apply continuous improvement methodology to solve real world problems.
  • Ability to handle a variety of assignments and changing priorities.
  • Good computer skills with proficiency in higher level functions of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently independently, cross functionally, or part of a team.
  • Possess and apply a broad knowledge of engineering and scientific principles, practices and procedures.
  • Solid modeling (CAD) experience with the ability to conceptualize and design components such as fixturing for automated solutions.
  • Ability to be effective working with shop floor employees and to adjust work schedule at times if needed.
  • Able to gather data and analyze it to make good fact based decisions.


Lincoln Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equal employment opportunity for applicants, without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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