Shift Foreman

Date: Jul 13, 2021

Location: Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Company: Lincoln Electric


Lincoln Electric is a global manufacturer of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining solutions ranging from simple to complex. With over 120 years of service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation and a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric, where the actual is limited and the possible is immense.

Req. ID: 20054 


PURPOSE: Assumes responsibilities of a production team to ensure product quality, workmanship, costs, etc.



  • Reports to the Production Team Lead, Filler Rod Department. Perform other duties assigned by the Production Team Lead.
  • Develop and maintain a safe work environment.
  • Assume the duties of the Production Team Lead when Production Lead is absent Responsible for scrap control and steel selection on assigned shift.
  • Responsible for product quality, workmanship, costs, scheduling, and general performance of the assigned shift in Filler Rod Department.
  • Must become knowledgeable about and adhere to various manufacturing specifications and procedures. Assures the proper training of all assigned individuals.
  • Maintains merit rating records concerning assigned individuals.
  • Recommends personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, discharges, or disciplinary measures.
  • Recognize that people are our most valuable resource.
  • Maintain departmental cost control and cost reductions.
  • Foster an atmosphere that promotes continuous improvement of employees and processes, including cross training for flexibility.
  • Support the Consumable Division’s manufacturing plan that will meet our customer needs while minimizing overall cost in manufacturing.
  • Work with the department Advisory Board Representative.
  • Movement of personnel within the department based on qualifications and restrictions.
  • Make personnel selections for the various job openings within the department based on qualifications and restrictions.
  • Resolve worker problems or complaints, or submit unresolved problems and/or complaints to the appropriate support areas to resolve the issues.
  • Work with Human Resources and Quality Assurance to develop and maintain a trained work force.
  • Understand the concepts of work-in-process, inventory control, lean and just-in-time manufacturing, and have a broad understanding of the MES, SAP and Apriso systems.
  • Support Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Assurance and Research & Development in the design, introduction and maintenance of products.
  • Ensure that company policies are followed and enforce disciplinary guidelines.
  • Complete employee evaluations, and assist with Merit Rating and hourly personnel merit increases.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



  • Ability to make sound decisions and supervise people.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Wire drawing experience most helpful.
  • Ability to work Rotating Shifts.
  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent experience
  • Supervisory training or equivalent experience. Management training is desirable.
  • Must be able to communicate and deal effectively with every level of our organization.
  • Must have excellent people skills, oral and written communication, leadership, organizational and motivational skills.
  • Must be able to interpret and enforce the specifications and procedures related to the department.
  • Additional technical training is desirable. Manufacturing shop experience is desirable.
  • Basic computer skills including proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), SAP, Apriso, MES and Outlook.
  • Must have excellent attendance, safety, and work record.


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 
Function: Manufacturing 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 


EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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