Date: Nov 10, 2021

Location: Fort Collins, CO, US, 80525

Company: Lincoln Electric


Wolf Robotics, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric, has had over 8,400 installations, our team of automation professionals has implemented solutions for the toughest metal working projects around. We foster an environment that encourages our group of bright, talented, and skilled employees to design and develop new products. 


Req. ID: 20452 


Lincoln Electric Automation – The Company

Lincoln Electric Company, has been the industry leader for over 30 years in the robotic automation of welding, cutting, material removal, grinding, and press brake operations.  We have provided industry solutions to the fabricators of construction, agricultural, mining, off-road, energy, and transportation equipment.  Through the expertise of our personnel we develop numerous specialty products that increase productivity and maintain quality. The innovative designs and solutions we create are produced to meet or exceed our customer expectations.


Position SummaryWith little or no supervision, procures manufacturing materials, tools, supplies, and services, in accordance with approved Engineering Sales Orders (ESOs), Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) and defined procedures. Obtains quotations and then negotiates best vendor terms, pricing and delivery based on specific budget and schedule requirements.  Performs follow-up on purchase orders to ensure timely delivery of critical parts.  Meets with existing and prospective suppliers and tours their facilities to determine compatibility with company’s needs.                


Primary responsibilities:

  • Process ESOs and ECOs on a daily basis
  • Negotiate price, terms and conditions with suppliers
  • Strategic sourcing
  • Purchase parts and select shipping method based on delivery date and Project Manager’s approval
  • Ensure that parts have been acknowledged and have promise dates from vendors within a week of PO Issue date.
  • Work closely with engineers, project managers and suppliers to resolve any issues with ESOs and ECOs
  • Knowledge of suppliers, costs, terms, and current lead times
  • Participate in Project Kick-off meetings, Build Review meetings, and Engineering Huddles
  • Research and resolve invoice problems
  • Run quarterly Supplier Report Cards and analyze data for accuracy prior to meeting with suppliers
  • Support technicians in field by processing emergency orders
  • Some knowledge of reading mechanical prints


Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in a related field
  • Five years’ experience purchasing for a manufacturing company
  • Knowledge and understanding of LEAN Manufacturing
  • Computer literacy required.  Microsoft Office preferred
  • Experience using an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system or Manufacturing Resource Planning II (MRP II) system
  • Thorough working knowledge of purchasing policies, processes and procedures
  • Ability to perform extremely detailed work with a high degree of accuracy in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to perform effectively as a team player and to carry out assignments accurately
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiar and comfortable working with blue prints for machined and fabricated parts.


Success factors/job competencies: This position requires contact with a variety of people and personalities.  Close relationships must be developed and maintained with co-workers in the areas of Material Control, Engineering, Accounting, Project Management and Production.


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 and walking. There is extensive use of a computer terminal, keyboard and telephone. There is occasional reaching, bending and lifting in relationship to documents and stored records. This individual may have to sit for long periods of time. Traveling is occasional; hours may be irregular.

  • Work environment: Normal office environment, with some time spent on manufacturing floor and visiting suppliers.


Performance standards:

  • Annual performance appraisal.
  • Attainment of annual goals established between supervisor and incumbent.


Wage Rate: $64,064.00 - $118,976.00


Lincoln Electric Automation Inc., (Wolf Robotics), a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., has had over 8,400 installations, our team of automation professionals has implemented solutions for the toughest metal working projects around. We foster an environment that encourages our group of bright, talented, and skilled employees to design and develop new products. We are proud to offer our full time candidates a comprehensive benefit programs which include:


  • Health Insurance with HSA and FSA options
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • 401(k) with a Company Match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Bonus


Participation in any of the benefit plans and programs made available to employees/candidates meeting eligibility requirements. Lincoln Electric Automation Inc., reserves the right to amend or terminate any benefit plan or program at any time in accordance with applicable law.


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: Supply Management 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Fort Collins
Nearest Secondary Market: Loveland

Job Segment: Welding, ERP, Project Manager, Manufacturing, Technology