Setup Technician

Date: Jul 8, 2021

Location: Ladson, SC, US, 29456

Company: Lincoln Electric

The Lincoln Electric Company--Kaliburn location engineers and manufactures plasma cutting systems, plasma torches, plasma consumables and control system units for high-tech cutting applications. Building new products that constantly raise the bar in the industry is possible through a strong foundation of engineering talent such as mechanical, fluid dynamics, heat transfer and software engineers.

Req. ID: 20118 

 

PRIMARY FUNCTION

This role is responsible for ensuring all machines are set-up in a timely and accurate manner. The Setup Technician will provide training and mentor all operators and trainees as needed. This will be a team-oriented position that will require working with other Setup Technicians to ensure that production schedules are met.

 

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Setup Technician will perform the following on both CNC Lathe AND Swiss-style equipment: 

  • Set up and operate mills, drill presses, lathes and CNC machines
  • Work with supervisor, lead and/or planner to ensure that setups are accomplished to meet production schedules
  • Report problems with quality, processes, equipment, materials, and labor to production lead/supervisor
  • Work closely with support staff such as Technicians, Manufacturing Engineering, Production Supervisor, Materials and Logistics to resolve issues
  • Provide training to operators and trainees
  • Validate parts using verification equipment and fixtures following approved process control procedures
  • Make offsets to manufacture parts to specifications
  • Ensure needed tooling is replaced and/or reported
  • Record production yields and quality confirmations in appropriate daily logs
  • Follow blueprints, work instructions and standard work processes
  • Perform preventative maintenance on machinery
  • Report machine failures, non-conformance and maintenance requests
  • Operate all machinery, tools, and equipment safely
  • Identify and report potential safety hazards with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Lead team-driven activities related to continuous improvement and problem resolution
  • Adhere to housekeeping, safety and quality assurance standards
  • Follow 5S processes as outlined in the work area
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and increased efficiency
  • Perform general shop duties as assigned and assist in other areas as workload requires

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Intermediate math skills including ability to convert Imperial to Metric units
  • Lift up to 30 pounds unassisted
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • Must be team-oriented and possess good communication skills
  • Flexibility with overtime, including occasional Saturdays, where heavy workloads occur
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good analytical skills with great attention to detail
  • Excellent safety, attendance and performance record
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints

 

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Two-year technical degree or equivalent
  • 6-Sigma certification
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles
  • Experience with MS Office
  • Experience implementing hands-on training

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Manages conflict
  • Drives results
  • Ensures accountability
  • Situational adaptability
  • Resourcefulness

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration, airborne particles, and machine lubricants and chemicals used in cleaning processes.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands 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 qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or grasp; and reach with hands and arms. The position involves repetitive motion and requires frequent lifting, pushing and pulling objects that are 30 pounds or heavier.  

 

EEO STATEMENT

Lincoln Electric promotes equal employment opportunities and will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination, against any applicant or employee because of age; race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; national origin; citizenship status; disability; veteran status; genetic information; or on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation. 

 

OTHER DUTIES

Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age; race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; national origin; citizenship status; disability; veteran status; genetic information; or on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation. 

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: Hourly Full-Time 
Function: Manufacturing 

EOE, including disability/veterans


Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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