Mechanical Leader

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the engineering, design, and manufacturing of advanced arc welding solutions, automated joining, assembly and cutting systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment, and has a leading global position in brazing and soldering alloys. Lincoln is recognized as the Welding Expert™ for its leading materials science, software development, automation engineering, and application expertise, which advance customers' fabrication capabilities to help them build a better world. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln Electric is a $4.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ:LECO) with over 11,000 employees around the world, with operations in 71 manufacturing and automation system integration locations across 21 countries and maintains a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices serving customers in over 160 countries.


Location: Shelby - Shelby Township, MIUnited States (US)
Employment Status: Hourly Full-Time


                                      Mechanical Leader

Job Summary

Has Reporting: Machine Builders

Coordination of assembly and tryout activities.  To effectively control costs, meet QS-9000 requirements and quality and delivery as specified by management.


Job Duties and Responsibilities (Organized by SQDCH – Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Human)



  • Follow and enforce safe working practices throughout the plant and all customer sites. 
  • Responsible for the proper execution of safety procedures/ training as outlined and identified by Fori Automation management, MIOSHA, and OSHA.  Participate as required as a member of a Safety Team.
  • Follow and enforce good housekeeping practices throughout the plant.


  • Assure good craftsmanship on jobs that are being built under his/her direction.
  • Complete as required in process QC check sheets.
  • Complete as required QC audits.


  • Man power planning and coordination to enable timely delivery of jobs in conjunction with Mechanical Assembly Supervisor.  Understanding of time to complete tasks and supervision to achieve.  Know and understand due dates for equipment and prioritize work accordingly.
  • Provides constant feedback on job status to Mechanical Assembly Supervisor.
  • Directs builders in daily job assignments
  • Responsible for sub-assembly, final assembly tryout, paint, disassembly and shipping.
  • Audit received incoming material/marked-up BOMs, dispense to builders, provide proper storage for all incoming material required for job(s).  Feedback to supervisor material status.
  • Direct the packing and loading of machines/units for shipping.
  • Order necessary materials for completion of job(s).
  • Fill in where required for absences.
  • Take lead and/or assist in de-bug functions for machinery.
  • Travel as needed to assist in installations, de-bug, problem investigation, or problem solving to customer sites.


  • Recommend, initiate, and follow-up as needed on engineering changes and document according to ECO procedures.  Document changes per ECO process using the kiosk located on the shop floor.
  • Work on continuous improvement projects as needed.



  • Make recommendations to Mechanical Assembly Supervisor on personnel selection.
  • Provide training and assistance to new employees.  Support new employees with interpretation of build prints.  Mentor and develop Sub-Leaders.
  • Support special assignments as needed.



Education and Experience

High School Diploma required   


Associate’s Degree in Technical field preferred

10 years minimum experience as Machine Builder

2 years previous experience as leader preferred

Journeyman card/status required


Physical Demand and Work Enviroment:


  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is required to sit for long periods of time.
  • Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The Lincoln Electric Company is a government contractor that complies with the requirements of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and requests priority referrals for protected veterans for our job openings.


Lincoln Cutting Systems does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Cutting Systems without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Cutting Systems. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of The Lincoln Electric Company will not be considered binding terms. Lincoln Cutting Systems will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.


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Lincoln Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equal employment opportunity for applicants, without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

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