Electrical Engineer

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: Lincoln Electric

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

Req. ID: 20866 

Position Summary:  Selects hardware and develops software for PLC’s, HMI’s, variable frequency drives, robotics, control and communications networks, and other miscellaneous equipment as needed.


Provides direction, communication and support throughout design and production stages to all necessary departments and individuals. Ensures and maintains safety and quality of electrical systems in order to assist in delivering the best product to customers.


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.


Position responsibilities:

  • Develops, or modifies existing PLC and HMI programs from customer requirements, primarily Rockwell.
  • Develops, or modifies existing Robot programs primarily ABB and Fanuc.
  • Creates or modifies electrical drawings.
  • Provides guidance to assembly during build Phase of Equipment
  • Aides Field service technicians and customers in installation, programming, repair, and maintenance of Automation systems.
  • Collaborates with subject matter experts and various components suppliers to create scalable hardware and software systems.
  • Works as part of a cross-functional team on projects. 
  • Provides supervision and mentoring to engineering interns.
  • Maintains records of work in process as well as completed projects.
  • Takes initiative to meet challenging project timelines and budgets (hours and material).
  • Provides technical assistance for project Quoting.
  • Assists in compiling documentation for service manuals.
  • Assists in on site startup as necessary.


Essential skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Electrical Engineering related discipline or an Associate’s degree and equivalent experience.
  • Proficient in programming PLCs and HMIs from Rockwell and occasionally others.
  • Knowledge of servo motion controls systems and/or robot motion control.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD Electrical or Solidworks Electrical.
  • Intermediate level ability to write software in Rockwell and comfortable learning different programming languages.
  • Aptitude and Desire for learning new things.
  • Ability to work with non-technical customers.
  • Three years of engineering experience in a manufacturing or production environment.
  • Occasional travel is required. (max 20%)


Nonessential skills and experience:

  • An understanding of RIA and NEC standards is preferred. 
  • Network programming and troubleshooting experience is preferred.
  • Experience in automation and robotics is preferred.
  • An understanding of Ethernet IP and CIP Safety is preferred.
  • Programming experience for ABB and/or Fanuc is desired.


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.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Repetition with activity; computer work. When testing equipment this individual may have to occasionally lift 25 pounds, and be able to reach, bend, squat and stand. Manual dexterity and visual acuity is needed to use testing equipment and measuring devices and tools.
  • 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 $2.5B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 10,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 40 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:  Wayne Trail Technologies (US76) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

Job Segment: Welding, Testing, Field Service, Manufacturing, Technology