Weld Trainee

Date: Mar 9, 2023

Location: Fort Loramie, OH, US, 45845

Company: Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric Automation, Fort Loramie, OH, 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: 21544 


Position Summary:  Weld, inspect, and assemble products, gaining experience and on the job training until all criteria listed below is met.

Role qualifications:

  • Must be familiar with Company quality objectives and play an active role in reaching continuous improvement objectives.
  • Be aware of the relevance and importance of their activities and how they contribute to the achievement of quality objectives.


Position responsibilities:

  • Setup and operate both MIG and TIG welders (in line with FLSA guidelines).
  • Weld components as required by internal or customer specifications.
  • Deburr and inspect welds to assure conformance to specification.
  • Understanding common weld symbols.
  • Set up and safely operate saw and saw accessories.
  • Run a belt sander, grinder and other hand tools.
  • Have to read, understand and weld to blueprints.
  • Prepare material for welding i.e. saw, grind, torch or sandblast.
  • Provide general assistance as needed in the weld shop.
  • General shop cleaning, organization and 5S.
  • Inspect parts to assure conformance to specification.
  • Read and understand blueprints, customer specs., and internal documentation
  • Work well with Welders.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Essential skills and experience:

  • Must be attending high school or skills trade school
  • Operate fork lift and crane (if age criteria is met)
  • Commitment to company values


Nonessential skills and experience:

  • Basic shop math.
  • Weld skills training


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 required to stand; occasionally walk and sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.   Lifting up to 60 lbs.  Repetition with activity. 
  • Work environment:  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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

Job Segment: MIG Welding, Welding, Forklift, Manufacturing