R & D Intern

Date: Aug 3, 2022

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: 21961 


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 Summary:  This internship opportunity initially involves supporting the integration of large, custom robotic welding systems including mechanical and electrical assembly and will support the development of new industrial robotics technologies.  This position will interpret complex and ill-defined requirements and develop them into elegant and creative software solutions. This position will work effectively with and challenge other experienced developers at all stages of the software development life-cycle including requirements analysis, high-level design, low-level algorithms, testing, deployment, and maintenance.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work “hands-on” with industrial robotic welding systems (ABB, Fanuc)
  • Work at all level of the software engineering process (analysis, architecture & design, development, documentation, integration, test, etc.)
  • Write high quality code (well designed, readable, testable, efficient, etc.) in a test-driven development environment
  • Proactively gather requirements directly from users & sales people
  • Form strategies to solve complex, ill-defined problems
  • Write high quality code (well designed, readable, testable, efficient, etc.)
  • Document and maintain various codebases
  • Keeps job knowledge current through continual studying of latest development methodologies and technologies
  • Communicate effectively in a small team of software engineering professionals
  • Maintain excellent personal organization to enable effective multi-tasking, strong attention to detail, and simultaneous management of projects at different development stages
  • Ability to work independently
  • Create software tools to automate processes and metrics


Technical Skills Required:

  • Currently pursuing minimum of BS in computer science, computer/electrical/mechanical engineering or other related fields
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic software development fundamentals (object oriented design, etc.)
  • Desire to work with industrial robots (ABB, Fanuc), automation equipment, vision systems, etc.
  • Desire to work with Robot Operating System (ROS) and adjacent open-source libraries
  • Desire to work with nVidia CUDA desirable
  • The innate desire to derive satisfaction from a job well done and to seek out challenging (and rewarding) tasks
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Microsoft Embedded OS
  • Programming experience (.NET)
  • Object-oriented principles
  • Source code control (SVN)


Behavioral Skills Required:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Team oriented
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic agenda
  • Resourceful with strong problem solving skills
  • Must be able to solve difficult customer problems


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 the duties of this job, the intern is regularly required to walk and sit. The intern frequently is required to talk or hear. The intern is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle; or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and see and distinguish colors on electrical components. The intern must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. There is extensive use of a computer, and at times work can be sedentary.
  • Work environment: Normal office environment and work on the manufacturing floor. While performing the duties of the position, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, extreme heat, and extreme cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Wage Rate: $41,860.00 - $77,740.00


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 interns sick leave.  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 $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: Hourly Full-Time 
EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Fort Collins
Nearest Secondary Market: Loveland

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