Electrical Engineer Co-op

Country/Region:  US
State:  OH
City:  Coldwater
Category:  Engineering

Lincoln Electric Automation, Coldwater, OH, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric, develops and delivers turnkey, automated solutions for OEM and Tier suppliers in the automotive, aerospace energy, appliance and other sectors.

Req. ID: 21575 

Basic Functions: The applicant will provide engineering support that includes but is not limited to assistance in the development and analysis of processes and equipment designs. New manufacturing solutions may apply to various industries such as aerospace, energy, automotive, and appliances 


Principle Responsibilities:

  • Design control and power systems for custom automation equipment and other technical solutions. Electrical designs using AutoCAD and AutoCAD Electrical software. Electrical controls design for Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Omron, Beckoff or Mitsubishi PLCs and HMIs.
  • Support shop personnel during the manufacturing process, set-up and validation.
  • Write programs for PLC logic and HMI logic and screens.
  • Simulate, program and integrate robotic applications.  Robot brands include: Fanuc, Motoman, ABB
  • Assist proposal development by researching purchased parts and developing print packets. This includes concept development for advanced co-op employees.
  • Support root cause evaluations.
  • Create and modify designs for new product development within Lincoln Electric Automation.
  • Support routing and shop operations with CAD related needs.
  • Assist with debug, integration and run-off for custom systems.
  • Assist with installations at customer facilities – may include some overnight travel
  • Assist with Control Panel Builds and machine wiring
  • Investigate product improvement opportunities discovered through testing or field performance data.
  • Manage small scale design and build projects.
  • Provide technical assistance to Engineering and all other departments as needed or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications and Skills:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a 4-year engineering degree program in Electrical Engineering or other applicable related engineering program.
  • CAD experience in AutoCAD or AutoCAD Electrical.
  • Proficient in the use of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Robotic experience a plus


Behavioral Traits:

  • Highly self-motivated and driven
  • Strategic, diligent, organized with demonstrated ability to execute on time and budget
  • Strong analytical problem solver
  • Develop and motivate others
  •  Professional presence and proven management skills
  • High sense of quality and urgency for project requirements
  • Attentive to details for financial budgeting, customer requirements, and project work.


Nonessential skills and experience:

  • Safety (OSHA STDS).


Reporting to this position:  No direct reports


Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S)

  • Understand the Company’s EHS Policy and how it relates to this job.
  • Be aware of OSHA & EPA laws and regulations as well as the Company’s Plant Rules and Regulations that pertain to this job.
  • Work in a safe and environmentally friendly manner and observe all company EHS procedures.
  • Know that the company EHS procedures are located on the ISO drive.
  • Immediately notify the Supervisor if there is any safety hazard, any equipment not operating correctly, or if there are any questions regarding EHS procedures.
  • Attend required EHS training


Physical demands and work environment:  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands:  While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Repetition with activity; computer work.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment:  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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 

EOE, including disability/veterans


Country/Region:  US
State:  OH
City:  Coldwater
Category:  Engineering

Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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