Controls Engineer

Date: Jul 26, 2022

Location: Fort Loramie, OH, US, 45845

Company: Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric Automation, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric, specializes in laser welding, robotic welding and fixturing, press automation, and tube bending/fabricating systems which further strengthens Lincoln Electric’s already strong position as a market leader.

Req. ID: 21467 


Candidate may reside any where in the US and travel would be required.


PURPOSE: Controls Engineering design position for the design of integrated tooling and equipment.



  • Provide support to the Applications Engineering Dept. for estimating labor, materials
  • Visit customer site for purposes of gathering information, project kickoffs or project reviews
  • Attend Project Kick Off meetings, to gather important project scope details
  • Concept and design equipment according to a blending of Customer Build Specifications, Customer RFQs, Lincoln Quote, process requirements, and industry safety standards
  • Create electrical controls schematics including wiring diagrams, panel layouts, push-button station layouts, safety circuits, pneumatic layouts and other hardware related documents
  • Develop and place requisition for all controls associated material/parts related to a project
  • Organize, produce, correct and manage schematic hardcopies throughout the production of the equipment
  • Regularly schedule and attend general project based meetings  
  • Communicate internally & externally to resolve project concerns, via phone, e-mail and web-conferencing
  • Manage the quality, timing, and scope of equipment provided by external suppliers
  • Collaborate with other departments to develop solutions
  • Monitor and maintain quoted material and labor budget
    • Proactively alert project team members when the material or labor budget is impractical or likely to be exceeded
  • Lead, direct and manage internal and/or external resources during situations requiring workload distribution
  • Trouble shoot wiring problems and circuit issues
  • Provide support to the assembly department by answering questions and addressing issues
  • Provide documentation to the programming department, such as I/O addressing, machine sequence, and bring attention to special/unusual/ high-end components
  • Participate in quality audits of equipment
  • Work with vendors and manufactures on cost, deliveries, cross-referencing and application solutions
  • Research and develop circuit designs for new technology, components and processes
  • Participate in company or department wide improvement initiatives
  • Participate in the development of innovations
  • Participate in the development and management of department processes, such as CAD library & functionality, operating procedures, software tools and design methods
  • Understand and comply with established ISO9001 processes and procedures specific to the Controls Department.
    • QPP-04.01, Section H
    • WI-42
    • WI-43
  • Maintain up to date training on ever changing Safety and Industry build standards
  • Stay current with compliance training modules required by Lincoln
  • Fill in for Controls Department Manager during extended periods of time off, by assigning kick off invites, managing issues and delegating resources




  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of Controls Design experience
  • Strong AutoCAD Electrical Skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of industry safety design standards and best practices
    • NFPA 79
    • NFPA 70E
    • ANSI/RIA
    • ISO 12100 & 13849
  • Good computer proficiency in Microsoft office applications
  • Design Experience with Allen Bradley PLC's and HMI's
  • A wide-ranging knowledge of AC/DC power, motors, drives/motion control, industrial controls, pneumatic valves and sensors.
  • Experience in industrial networking & various communication protocols
  • Experience with robotic welding (arc, laser, resistance)
  • Experience with commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures in machine  control design
  • Experience with manufacturing and tooling processes


Internal Job Related:

  • Recognized as highly competent in own area within the organization
  • Has sufficient depth and/or breadth of expertise in own discipline or function
  • Interprets internal or external issues and recommends solutions/best practices
  • Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify solutions
  • Works independently, receives minimal guidance
  • Often Leads functional teams or projects with dependable track record
  • High level of efficiency, attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Dependable leadership, communication and relational skills
  • Proven industrial electrical design experience and troubleshooting electrical circuitry
  • Excellent knowledge of LEA equipment build standards and the QA ISO 9001 program including  QPP-04.01, Section H, Work Instructions WI-42 and WI-43
  • Exhibits flexibility and adaptability in handling change
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities reliably
  • Relies on experience & judgement to plan, make decisions and accomplish goals

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 Part-Time 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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