Shift Supervisor, Welding Services

Date: May 16, 2023

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117

Company: Lincoln Electric


Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of the highest quality arc welding products, automated joining assembly and cutting systems, and has a global leading position in brazing and soldering alloys. With over 125 years of innovation and service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation, drive growth and provide a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric: we operate to a higher standard to build a better world.

Req. ID23089 




PURPOSE: Assume full responsibility of the department processes and the personnel. Direct and coordinate the activities of the department.



  • Recognize that people are our most valuable resource.
  • Develop and maintain a safe work environment.
  • Foster an atmosphere that promotes continuous improvement of employees and processes, including cross training for flexibility.
  • Responsible for welding service quality, workmanship, costs, scheduling, and general performance of the team being supervised.
  • Must become knowledgeable about and adhere to various welding specifications and procedures. Assures the proper training of all assigned individuals.
  • Foster an atmosphere that promotes continuous improvement of employees and processes, including cross training for flexibility.
  • Supports the Consumable Division’s plan that will meet or exceed our customer needs while minimizing overall cost in welding services.
  • Movement of personnel within the department based on qualifications and restrictions.
  • Make personnel selections for the various job openings within the department based on qualifications and restrictions.
  • Resolve worker problems or complaints, or submit unresolved problems and/or complaints to the appropriate support areas to resolve the issues.
  • Work with Human Resources to develop and maintain a trained work force.
  • Support Research & Development in the design, introduction and maintenance of products.
  • Ensure that company policies are followed and enforce disciplinary guidelines.
  • Complete employee evaluations, and assist with Merit Rating process.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent experience.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Welding experience is most helpful.
  • Supervisory training or equivalent experience. Management training is desirable.
  • Must be able to communicate and deal effectively with every level of our organization.
  • Must have excellent people skills, oral and written communication, leadership, organizational and motivational skills.
  • Must be able to interpret and enforce the specifications and procedures related to the department.
  • Additional technical training is desirable. Manufacturing shop experience is desirable.
  • Basic computer skills including proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), SAP, Apriso, MES and Outlook.
  • Must have excellent attendance, safety and work record.
  • Leadership training or equivalent experience.



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 $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 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: Manufacturing Support 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Welding, ERP, SAP, Manufacturing, Technology