Applications Engineering Manager

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the engineering, design, and manufacturing of advanced arc welding solutions, automated joining, assembly and cutting systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment, and has a leading global position in brazing and soldering alloys. Lincoln is recognized as the Welding Expert™ for its leading materials science, software development, automation engineering, and application expertise, which advance customers' fabrication capabilities to help them build a better world. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln Electric is a $3.8B publicly traded company (NASDAQ:LECO) with over 11,000 employees around the world, with operations in over 71 manufacturing locations in 20 countries.


Location: Fort Loramie - Fort Loramie, OHUnited States (US)
Employment Status: Salary Full-Time
Function: Engineering
Req ID: 24229



Position Summary:  Manage the Application Engineering Department at Lincoln Electric Automation Coldwater and Fort Loramie. Responsible for the quoting process of all System and Machines to be manufactured at LEA Coldwater and Fort Loramie as well as the Build to Print portion of the business. Includes the managing of the Individuals that perform this work as well as managing and developing the tools needed to perform this function.

Role qualifications:

  • Must be familiar with Company quality objectives and play an active role in reaching continuous improvement objectives.
  • A strong background in the engineering / concepting of automated turn-key manufacturing systems needed to support various production requirements within the Appliance, Automotive, Agricultural Industries
  • Practical knowledge of the manufacturing disciplines used within a job shop environment.
  • Focus on competence, awareness, and training of personnel.
  • Understand and promote the positivity of impacting KPI’s.


Position responsibilities:

  • Manage the Applications engineering team responsible for developing proposals for customers for LEA Coldwater and Fort Loramie.
  • Assign projects and manage workflow thru the department.
  • Provides leadership to maintain a culture that is driven to estimate projects with speed and agility with proper consideration to cost, schedule and scope.
  • Compare various solutions for customers problems to identify which level of automation or complexity bests fits within proposal (customer’s solution)
  • Concept the most effective method thru visual aids or descriptions to purvey the concept to the Customer, Sales team and Applications Engineering Team
  • Use past experiences of machine design, assembly, and installation to generate hours estimates associated for accurate quotes and/or oversee team completing this activity.
  • Encourages excellence, drives accountability and a sense of urgency.
  • Manages team capacity and competency to support the needs of the business.
  • Manages productivity of the Applications Engineering Department
  • Review customer needs and budget to confirm opportunity worthwhile to pursue.
  • Support the quoting process by offering concept ideas that can be successfully engineered and have realistic delivery, quality and cost targets.
  • Work with Supply Chain Team for new and existing suppliers to source components and services.
  • Ability to access new technologies that support or build competitive advantages.
  • Keeps self and team current with technology and industry practices.
  • Provide technical assistance to other departments as needed or assigned.
  • Supervise the Order Entry process and personnel.


Essential skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Required
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent is Required.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in the machine tool and industrial automation market Required.
  • Supervisory experience with P&L and business unit or engineering personnel Preferred.
  • Practiced knowledge of various manufacturing technologies Preferred.
  • Effective communication skills for interaction with external and internal technical resources 


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 Manager 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:  Application Design Supervisor


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.


Lincoln Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equal employment opportunity for applicants, without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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