Applications Design Engineer

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

Lincoln Electric Automation in Columbus, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric, specializes in supplying products such as ladles, sprayers, extractors, finishing equipment, and turnkey robotic systems. 


Req. ID: 23629 


Position Summary:  Identify the manufacturing process, recommend the machinery concept, accurately develop the cost model, create quotations and provide other supporting information as needed to sell Lincoln Electric Automation-designed equipment.


Role qualifications:

  • Must be familiar with Company quality objectives and play an active role in reaching continuous improvement objectives.
  • Play an active role reviewing and developing customer process requirements as it pertains to the application of our products, including travel to customer sites.
  • Play an active role in communicating issues that could impact customer satisfaction.


Position responsibilities:

  • Evaluate the feasibility of automation systems based on data supplied by Sales, Engineering, Management and Customers.
  • Develop manufacturing processes and concepts capable of producing systems or products
  • Develop project cost model using experience, historical data and input from internal departments.
  • Create proposal document and technical quotations which clearly define solution, planned scope of supply and planned exclusions.
  • Lead proposal review meetings and technical and commercial discussions with customers.
  • Design and implement initiatives to reduce the costs of projects.
  • Assist as necessary with customer communication, presentations, and trade related events.
  • Follow-up as necessary with sales, customers, and representatives.
  • Responsible for following Department ISO procedures


Essential skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field.
  • AutoCAD, SolidWorks or equivalent (3D modeling a plus)
  • Preferred 5 years of experience in manufacturing and design (mechanical/electrical) of industrial automated equipment.
  • High Pressure Die Casting, Foundry, Forging, work experience preferred.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Effective writing and communication skills.
  • Commitment to company values
  • Educational, training, and experience requirements may be modified at the Managements Team’s discretion.


Nonessential skills and experience:

  • Computer proficiency, including spreadsheet, word processing, and project management software.
  • FMEA, Equipment Capability, Safety (OSHA Stds.)


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


 Reporting to this position:  No direct reports


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.


ISO-14001:  Complies with ISO 14001, and other relevant standards.  Support, implement and understand the intent of the EMS policy.  Participates with ISO-14001 as required.


General sign-off:  The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies.



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: Engineering 
Section:  Lincoln Electric Automation, Inc (US76) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

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

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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