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Program Manager

Date: Dec 23, 2020

Location: Fort Loramie, OH, US, 45845

Wayne Trail Technologies, 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: 18860 


Position Summary:  Program management, Project planning, Customer communication                           

Role qualifications:

  • Must be familiar with Company quality objectives and play an active role in reaching continuous improvement objectives.
  • Play an active role in building customer account relationships and communicating issues that could impact customer satisfaction.
  • Play an active role determining customer related processes/requirements and how they relate to our product.


Position responsibilities:

  • Assist Sales, Applications and Marketing promoting market segment, assisting in establishing improvement goals and working to meet or exceed these goals.
  • Capable of leading technical and commercial discussions regarding a specific market segment or project
  • Project planning – develop detailed plans to manage each project from start to finish; review plans through the life of the project as part of, and with, other members of the operations team.
  • Manage project budgets and timelines to meet expectations/goals.
  • Participate in engineering design reviews offering assistance and technical direction as needed
  • Assist in the coordination and management of the procurement and manufacturing process as is needed to insure project timing and budgets
  • Lead/coordination of on-site installation and start-up activities including commissioning of equipment and resolution of final customer payment
  • Manage project change orders as required.
  • Lead all project related customer communications
  • Focus on leadership and Departmental Performance Metrics.


Essential skills and experience:

  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent in experience.
  • Minimum ten year’s experience in manufacturing and design of industrial automated equipment.
  • Industrial Robotic, Hydraulic and Pneumatic experience.
  • CAD (3D modeling) preferred
  • Computer proficiency, including spreadsheets and project management software.


Nonessential skills and experience:

  • FMEA, Equipment Capability, Safety (OSHA Stds)
  • Strong customer orientation
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications  and leadership skills
  • Commitment to company values


Reporting to this position:  No direct reports.


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.

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 


Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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