Date: May 12, 2023

Location: Coldwater, OH, US, 45828

Company: Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric Automation, Coldwater, Ohio, 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: 23180 



Basic Functions: We are seeking applicants for a Trainee position which is an entry level Skilled Trades employee to perform general machine shop cleanup duties. This position is an opportunity to gain experience in a machine shop setting for an individual who would potentially grow into a member of LEA Coldwater’s Apprenticeship Program.

Role Qualifications:

  • Must be familiar with Company quality objectives and play an active role in reaching continuous improvement objectives.
  • Be aware of the relevance and importance of their activities and how they contribute to the achievement of quality objectives.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Ensure cleanliness and organization of the manufacturing shop
  • Assist with set up and tear down of any company wide meeting
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Pending or earned High School Diploma
  • Vocational training in Machine Trades or equivalent preferred
  • Demonstrated aptitude for mechanical trades and applied mathematics
  • Demonstrated eagerness to work and learn metalworking
  • Basic mechanical knowledge of machines and tools

Behavioral Traits:

  • Highly self-motivated and driven
  • Dependable
  • Organized
  • Active listener
  • Forward thinking attitude and the continual need to refine and polish work, by seeking to exceed customer and Company’s expectations

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 required to stand; occasionally walk and sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.   Lifting up to 40 lbs.  Repetition with activity. 

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 Part-Time 

EOE, including disability/veterans


Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

Job Segment: Welding, Metallurgy, Manufacturing