Welding Technician

Date: Mar 18, 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. ID22722 




PURPOSE: To assist R&D Engineers in the development of new products and support of mature products by providing high-quality welds and evaluations.



  • Achieve/maintain qualifications for the welding processes/consumables/positions used in standard test welds and fabrication.
  • Welds standardized test plates to specification.
  • Conducts and documents a variety of standardized tests; prepares routine test specimens using established procedures and/or drawings; sets up and operates standard test equipment; records test data.
  • Evaluates consumables and provides detailed feedback on performance.
  • Gathers, maintains, formats, compiles and manipulates technical data using established formulae and procedures and performs mathematical calculations.
  • Provides technical support to engineers and scientists.
  • Responsible for executing work in accordance with instructions provided.
  • Performs additional tasks as required by engineers or supervisor.
  • Responsible for the safe operation, cleanliness and routine maintenance of all assigned laboratory equipment.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



  • [Technician II] Vocational Training and 3+ years’ experience required; or GED with 5+ years in related field. (Does not require a university degree).
  • [Technician III] Vocational Training and 5+ years’ experience required; or GED with 7+ years in related field. (Does not require a university degree).
  • Understanding of arc welding, including demonstrated ability to weld at least one of the following: SMAW (manual), GMAW (semiautomatic and/or automatic), GTAW (manual), SAW (automatic) and/or FCAW (semiautomatic and/or automatic).
  • Applies experience and skills to complete assigned work within own area of expertise.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow detailed instructions and maintain neat, accurate records.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a part of a team with minimal supervision.
  • Has working knowledge and skills to perform a defined set of analytical/scientific methods or operational processes.
  • Mechanical aptitude to mechanize welding processes and troubleshoot when required.
  • Ability to develop a positive and cooperative work environment with colleagues and supervisors.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Understand and follow all procedures, specifications, and Plant Rules and Regulations associated with the performance of this job.
  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs. on a regular basis.
  • Selected candidate’s Job Level and Pay Grade will be determined based upon qualifications and 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: Hourly Full-Time 
Function: Research & Development 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Welding, MIG Welding, Maintenance, Technical Support, Technician, Manufacturing, Technology