Project Manager

Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: Lincoln Electric

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

Req. ID: 22851 

Position Summary:  Program management, Project planning, Customer communication                           


Role qualifications:

  • Must be familiar with Company quality objectives and play an active role in reaching continuous improvement objectives.
  • Play an active role in building customer account relationships and communicating issues that could impact customer satisfaction.
  • Play an active role determining customer related processes/requirements and how they relate to our product.


Position responsibilities:

  • Project planning – develop detailed plans to manage each project from start to finish; review plans through the life of the project as part of, and with, other members of the operations team.
  • Leading technical and commercial discussions regarding a specifics as related to project scope
  • Manage project budgets and timelines to meet customer expectations and company goals.
  • Lead customer design review and acceptance process offering assistance to maintain quoted scope and securing change orders to encompass new customer requirements.
  • Lead the coordination of all project resources including engineering, procurement, manufacturing, assembly, testing, runoff, field installation, startup, and training as needed to insure project timing and budget adherence.
  • Lead planning and coordination of on-site installation and start-up activities including commissioning of equipment and resolution of final customer acceptance and final payment
  • Lead all project related customer communications
  • Focus on Project Team Leadership and Departmental Performance Metrics to drive a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Update project cost tracking sheets on a weekly schedule.
  • Conduct closed order analysis at conclusion of project.
  • Assist with ensuring customer billing and payment is accurate and on schedule throughout project timeline.
  • Travel potential (day and/or overnight) up to 25% as necessary to complete functions of position


Essential skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business Management or equivalent in experience.
  • Minimum 1+ year experience in project management, program management or equivalent
  • Industrial Robotic, Hydraulic, Pneumatic, and Industrial Controls experience preferred.
  • Computer proficiency, including SmartSheet, and project management software such as Project Live 365.


Nonessential skills and experience:

  • FMEA, Equipment Capability, Safety (OSHA Stds)
  • CAD 3D Modeling
  • RIA Risk Assessments
  • Strong customer orientation
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications  and leadership skills
  • Commitment to company values


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.


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: Sales 
Section:  Wayne Trail Technologies (US76) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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