Cored Wire Set Up A

Date: May 27, 2023

Location: Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Company: Lincoln Electric

​Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of the highest quality arc welding products, automated joining assembly and cutting systems, and has a global leading position in brazing and soldering alloys. With over 125 years of innovation and service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation, drive growth and provide a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric: we operate to a higher standard to build a better world. 

Req. ID: 22977 


PURPOSE:  To oversee the setup and operations of assigned Cored Wire lines. This position will report directly to the Operations Managers/Shift Supervisors.



  • Keep the production lines running efficiently and minimize down time related to mechanical or electrical problems.
  • Determine which machines are not in top condition and need to be shut down for maintenance.
  • Work with the Operators to reduce scrap that is related to set-up and process problems.
  • Resolve problems that are related to the control of cast, pitch, and surface lubricant.
  • Control the use of drawing lubricants, dies, and other tooling.
  • Assist the Operators in determining when parts need changing because of excessive wear.
  • Work on crossover, level wind, or any other winder problems that may be affecting the quality of the product.
  • Control the separation of material that is held up for further tests, pending disposition, or requires special handling.
  • Direct the movement of returned and non-conforming material to the designated hold area.
  • Inform the Operations Manager/Shift Supervisor of any part shortages that may eventually affect production.
  • Work with the Scheduler and Shift Foreman to redirect wire drawing operations to available lines in order maximize output.
  • Assist on changeovers and validate changeover is completed properly, including lot control and special orders.
  • Assist engineering with new equipment projects and product development. May run some new product trials independently.
  • Assist in mill and forming roll changes and perform the required checks immediately following the installation of a new shaft or roll.
  • Maintain the proper setup of the carton sealers and related packaging equipment.
  • Move equipment such as speedfeeds, reelers, and roll downs as required for the changeover of product.
  • Change the color code tags in the wire room, according to the requirements on the Bare Wire Control Sheet, on changeovers.
  • Change wire color tag on Form and Fill lines as necessary per changeovers.
  • In coordination with the Shift Supervisor, approve indirect hourly pay for machine down time.
  • Review, understand, and follow the departmental procedures, EW Specifications, SSW Specifications, Plant Rules and Regulations and the Job Hazard Analysis that are associated with the performance of this job.
  • Obey all safety rules, maintain the cleanliness of the work area and perform other duties as assigned by the Operations Manager/Shift Supervisor.
  • Identify and address safety behaviors of employees.
  • Perform operations in MES as required during changeovers and management of material on the floor.
  • Performs role of Shift Supervisor as required



  • Must be able to read, write, and do general math well enough to keep the records associated with this job.
  • Able to understand and interpret the specifications and procedures related to this job.
  • Self-motivated safety, and quality conscious; requiring minimal supervision.
  • Must show leadership, work well as part of a team and get along with people.  
  • Must possess strong skills as a trainer and teacher.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills, while being mechanically inclined.
  • Experience with Cored Wire manufacturing processes, specifically the rod or strip wire drawing processes, is helpful.




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 Full-Time 
Function: Manufacturing 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

Job Segment: Machinist, Welding, Manufacturing