Mechanical Engineering Manager- Coldwater and Fort Loramie

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 $4.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ:LECO) with over 11,000 employees around the world, with operations in 71 manufacturing and automation system integration locations across 21 countries and maintains a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices serving customers in over 160 countries.


Location: Fort Loramie - Fort Loramie, OHUnited States (US)
Employment Status: Salary Full-Time
Function: Engineering
Req ID: 24383



Position would have weekly travel to LEA Fort Loramie and LEA Coldwater


Position Summary:  Supervise overall Mechanical Engineering Department activities via direct interface with Project Engineers, Mechanical Designers, and Engineering Assistants.


Role qualifications:

  • Must be familiar with Company quality objectives and play an active role in reaching continuous improvement objectives.
  • Focus on Departmental Leadership, Personnel Development, and improving Departmental Performance and Product Quality.


Position responsibilities:

  • Determine and maintain appropriate department staff levels, training, and skills consistent with LEA Fort Loramie & LEA Coldwater business objectives.
  • Determine project staffing requirements based on overall project schedule and assign/re-direct resources accordingly.
  • Develop annual departmental budgets and Operations objectives, consistent with LEA Fort Loramie & LEA Coldwater business planning activities.
  • Develop, maintain, & monitor departmental metrics and take appropriate action based on the results.
  • Maintain and monitor project metrics (schedules/budgets) and take appropriate actions based on the results.
  • Collaborate with Department Managers on a regular basis to identify areas of improvement that will attain higher levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Responsible for ensuring Mechanical Engineering Department ISO 9001/AS9100 processes are followed.
  • Identify project/department performance issues and implement Process Improvements & Change Management.
  • Develop relationships with engineering service firms for outsourced capacity.
  • Develop relationships with Colleges, Universities, and Recruiting Firms to create a pipeline for recruiting needs.
  • Stay abreast of current technologies.
  • Develop and maintain engineering department and product standards.
  • Monitor & evaluate individual staff performance on a regular basis as well as year-end review/appraisals.
  • Lead mentoring process of new/inexperienced engineers.
  • Lead LEA Standardization initiatives within the LEA Fort Loramie & Coldwater business units and collaborate effectively with LEA sites to drive key standard components and products.


Essential skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or proven equivalent in experience required.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in manufacturing and design of industrial automated equipment required.
  • CAD (3D modeling a plus)
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in manufacturing and design of industrial automated equipment required.
  • Industrial hydraulic and pneumatic experience a plus
  • A commitment to company values with previous team leadership and project management experience.
  • Educational, training, and experience requirements may be modified at the Management Team’s discretion.
  • Experience managing direct reports.


Nonessential skills and experience:

  • Computer proficiency, including spreadsheet, word processing, and project management software.
  • FMEA, Equipment Capability, Safety (OSHA, RIA, ANSI Stds.)


Reporting to this position:  Project Engineers; Mechanical Designers; Engineering Assistants


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; balance; stoop; talk and hear.   Be able to climb ladders; lift hand tools approx. 1-15 lbs. in weight to complete machine assembly, parts up to 50 lbs.  Repetition with activity. 
  • Work environment:  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.


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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