Mechanical Engineer

Date: May 11, 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: 21558 

Position Summary:  As a Level II Mechanical Engineer at Lincoln Electric Automation Columbus, you will be responsible for being the mechanical lead on automation projects typically in the die-casting, forging, and foundry industries. The Mechanical Engineering Supervisor will assign projects and tasks to you that include both short term and long term milestone dates. You will have limited or no direct supervision on these tasks. You will be responsible for gathering and correlating data from the customer and our applications department and utilize that information to design automated equipment using a mixture of standard assemblies and custom designs. Translating this data into usable data that is applicable to the engineering assignment, verifying technical accuracy and the ability to evaluate creative and original solutions is required. Routine duties involve calculations, testing, and general day to day problem solving of a technical nature. As the project lead, you will be responsible for the design, customer approvals, detail drawings, build support, and final documentation of the product. The Mechanical Engineer II will mentor and lead the activities of less experienced personnel, and perform other duties as assigned by the department manager.

Position responsibilities:

  • Design mechanical systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Integration of component level designs into automation cells.
  • Create innovative solutions to customer pain points
  • Remain a competent, professional staff member capable of meeting established production and quality goals in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Keep the Mechanical Engineering Supervisor informed through timely utilization of verbal and written communication.
  • Designs, develops and tests projects as assigned by the Mechanical Engineering Supervisor
  • Creates new and modifies existing drawings
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal skills,
  • Relates well to others; works well in a team environment
  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this job.
  • Other duties, responsibilities and special projects as assigned by the Mechanical Engineering Supervisor
  • Create new job work instructions for day to day tasks
  • Design and implement initiatives to reduce long term costs
  • Process Improvement
    • Standardize components and systems to reduce costs in the long term
    • Standardize design process activities
    • Increase personal technical knowledge via self-directed actions
    • Identify and eliminate wasteful activities
  • Travel up to 5% is possible


Essential skills and experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering preferred; Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent experience will be considered. 
  • 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
    • Manufacturing, mechanical, electrical, industrial, and related
    • Automation integration
  • Understand the demands of machine design for hot, dirty, and dangerous environments
  • Must be capable of creating pneumatic and hydraulic schematics
  • The ability to visualize and execute design concepts is a must.
  • Working well in a team environment that can have shifting day to day priorities to collectively accomplish a given task.
  • Documented experience with:
    • Automation
    • Control systems
    • Safety standards (OSHA, NEC, NFPA, RIA, etc.)
    • SolidWorks or equivalent
    • EPDM Vault is a plus
    • Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills
  • Firsthand experience in die-casting, forging, or foundry environments is a plus


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:  Work is a mix of sedentary, standing and walking. When testing equipment this individual may have to occasionally lift 25 pounds and be able to reach, bend, squat and stand.  Using testing equipment, measuring devices, and tools require manual dexterity and visual acuity. Traveling is minimal; hours may be irregular.
  • 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:  Wayne Trail Technologies (US76) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

Job Segment: Welding, Machinist, Manufacturing