Steel Analyst, Metallurgist

Country/Region:  US
State:  OH
City:  Mentor
Category:  Engineering


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. ID23643 






Lincoln Electric is seeking a Steel Analyst  for our Mentor, Ohio operation. The Steel Analyst will be our technical specialist in steel making, processing, and wire drawing. This position reports directly to the General Manager in charge of welding wire drawing operations.


This is an outstanding opportunity to join a global leader in its industry. In addition to career growth potential, Lincoln Electric offers competitive pay with a lucrative annual profit sharing incentive, student loan repayment, tuition reimbursement, paid time off/paid holidays, retirement, medical/dental/vision and much more! 




  • Provide subject matter expertise in the processing and production of carbon, alloy and stainless alloys purchased, primarily wire rod and cold rolled flat products
  • 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
  • Build and maintain relationships with steel mills worldwide; work with suppliers on continuous improvement
  • Perform capability reviews of suppliers for determination of process and quality capabilities
  • Create technical plan for new supplier development programs
  • Monitor steel supplier production schedules
  • Develop trial plans for first time supply of new grades from exiting suppliers and/or first time supply from new suppliers
  • Work with suppliers and Lincoln Electric team to track and collect data for determination of meeting quality and production standards and expectations
  • Support internal teams with metallurgical consulting and assistance
  • Work with subsidiaries to develop steel suppliers


Education & Experience Required 


  • 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 drawing of wire rod or production of cold rolled annealed and tempered flat steel
  • 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 up to 20 weeks a year both domestically and internationally, prior international experienced preferred
  • Familiar with drawing dies and lubrication for drawing wire rod to wire on multi-hole drawing equipment
  • Ability to work in various work settings, languages, and cultures.
  • 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
  • Proficient with Microsoft Windows, Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Minitab and SAP would be a plus



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: Engineering 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Country/Region:  US
State:  OH
City:  Mentor
Category:  Engineering

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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