Continuous Improvement Coordinator (QE)

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Location: Reno, NV, US, 89521

Company: Lincoln Electric


Lincoln Electric Cutting Systems, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric, is the manufacturing headquarters for both Torchmate® and Vernon Tool® branded product lines. We manufacture CNC plasma cutting machines for two distinct markets: pipe profiling (Vernon Tool), and plate cutting (Torchmate).

Req. ID: 20474 





We are seeking a reliable, motivated, and hardworking professional to join our team.  Under general supervision, the Continuous Improvement Coordinator will work cross functionally supporting the overall activities to ensure the required regulations, local and corporate directives for Quality and EH&S are meet. 


Job Duties and Responsibilities

 Continuous Improvement

  • Promote an atmosphere of continuous process and employee improvement
  • Support or lead continuous improvement activities including continuous improvement action board initiatives


  • Enforce quality standards in all facets of assigned areas
  • Define, troubleshoot, and assist in the measurement and resolution of daily production quality problems
  • Perform employee, work center, and piece audits as required
  • Performs inspection of critical production material both make and buy items
  • Enter change requests for needed improvements as identified in inspections
  • Assist with the evaluation, proper identification, and disposition of all non-conforming items and materials
  • Performs physical and transactional movements of discrepant materials.  Quarantines discrepant material when defects are detected.
  • Track all significant product, document, and process changes which affect quality
  • Support Manufacturing Engineering, Production, and R&D in the design, introduction, inspection and maintenance of new and existing products and equipment
  • Maintain and improve quality performance metrics and/or quality records including first pass yield
  • Take an active role in analysis of scrap and yield opportunities
  • Ensure that all inspection/manufacturing/test equipment in use is properly calibrated
  • Advise team leader and/or manager of concerns, problems and progress of work in a timely manner 
  • Update controlled documents


  • Manage EH&S issues at the facility such as maintain permits, preform regulatory inspections, annual reporting, permit compliance, KPI monitoring and reporting according to EMS goals and objectives
  • Maintains all environmental, health and safety documentation, Safety Data Sheets, and ensures adherence to corporate policies, procedures
  • Oversee and audit container labeling per the Global Harmonizing Standard
  • Maintain and report EH&S performance metrics and data (CR360) for the location and communicating performance to management
  • Fostering employee safety activities that contribute to improved employee involvement in the safety program (BBS, Ergonomics, JHA, 5S, etc.)
  • Coordinating industrial hygiene sampling, evaluating facility exposure levels and providing guidance on the control and management of industrial hygiene exposures
  • Coordinating, conducting and tracking safety training, contractor orientation and new hire orientation
  • Coordinating facility environmental and safety inspections to ensure compliance to regulatory standards and adherence to corporate policies and procedures
  • Assist with ensuring compliance with all applicable Federal, State and Local regulatory requirements
  • Interfacing with regulatory agencies and other external auditors on EH&S issues
  • Assisting in accident investigation -and incident management (QUEST) using the CAPA process
  • Oversee and maintain emergency action plans and the facility emergency manual

Education & Experience

  • High School diploma or G.E.D
  • Associate degree in electrical or mechanical engineering with 2 years (minimum) experience preferred 
  • Ability to use and read measuring equipment (i.e. calipers, micrometers, pins, gauges) within .001”
  • Interpersonal skills to relate to all levels of personnel in the organization
  • Must have strong math skills
  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing engineering and quality systems and standards
  • Prior experience with ISO 9001/ISO14001 certification preferred
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel) is required
  • Excellent organizational skills to handle a constantly changing set of priorities with minimal supervision
  • Uncompromising attitude toward EH&S, customer service, and quality
  • Must be mechanically inclined with ability to read and understand prints
  • Must have the ability to read, understand, and interpret regulatory requirements such as the Federal Register, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required

 Working Conditions 

  • Manufacturing environment: may be exposed to loud noises, changing temperatures, and machinery with moving parts.
  • Physical demands:  While performing duties of job, employee must be physically able to push, pull, bend, stoop, climb, reach and stand/walk on concrete floors for long periods of time. Must be physically able frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

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: Hourly Full-Time 
Function: Administration 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

Job Segment: Welding, Pipe Welding, Manufacturing