Corporate Steel Analyst

Date: Aug 3, 2022

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. ID21934 




PURPOSE: To optimize the ability of the production departments to draw and form purchased green rod; to perform methods and time study work in the Electrode Division; reports directly to the Methods Manager and/or Manager of Manufacturing, Electrode Division.



  • Build and maintain relationships with suppliers worldwide
  • Understand processing and production of steel and alloys purchased by the Consumable–operations, primarily wire rod and sheet
  • Work with suppliers on continuous improvement
  • Create and carry out development plans with suppliers for knowledge building and understanding of how the processing and creation of steel and alloys affects drawing production quality and efficiency
  • Work with suppliers for new grade and specification developments at existing suppliers
  • Create technical plan for new supplier development programs
  • Technical specialist capable of problem solving for steel making, rolling, and processing
  • Monitor steel supplier production schedules
  • Perform capability reviews of suppliers for determination of process and quality capabilities
  • Develop trial plans for first time supply of material
  • Work with suppliers and LE team to track and collect data for determination of meeting quality and production standards and expectations
  • Support methods, engineering, R&D, and COR Team with metallurgical consulting and assistance
  • Work with subsidiaries to develop their suppliers
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



  • BS Degree in Metallurgy, Material Science with a focus in Metallurgy, related field or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of steel mill experience, melt and rolling preferred
  • Familiar with steel mill operations including melting continuous casting, hot rolling, cold rolling, and tampering of both long and flat products
  • Working knowledge of steel, wire rod and, flat quality and cost
  • Experience with steel supplier coordination, selection, and monitoring experience with chemical and mechanical properties related to steel quality, design, and deep drawing
  • Ability to travel 20 to 30 weeks a year both domestically and internationally, prior international experienced preferred
  • Familiar with drawing dies and lubrication for drawing wire rod to wire
  • Ability to work in various work settings, languages, and cultures
  • Foreign language is a plus
  • Must have the ability to build and maintain industry relationships
  • Must be highly motivated and able to work alone for extended periods of time
  • Maintain good judgment regarding intellectual property and management views
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Windows, Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with SAP desired



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

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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