Weld Systems Controls Project Engineer

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
Function: Engineering


Welding Systems Controls Project Engineer


Job Summary

Fori Automation is a Lincoln Electric Company and global supplier of welding, assembly, material handling and testing equipment for both automotive and non-automotive customers around the world. Fori Automation focuses on delivering cost-effective highly engineered products and systems that can be designed and manufactured globally with localized sales, project management and service.


Job Duties & Responsibilities

The candidate will work out of Fori’s Shelby Twp. Michigan facility and will report to the Controls Engineering Manager.  Candidate must demonstrate the following to be considered:

  • Manage the controls activities of an assigned project
  • Review customer software specifications
  • Define the overall project software architecture for the base contract
  • Document software requirements
  • Develop project templates and engineering documents
  • Validate all software before commissioning
  • Commission software on the equipment as required
  • Develop and manage commissioning plans through validation and customer buyoff at Fori and the customer’s plant
  • Participate in the validation and buyoff of the software on the equipment
  • Archive all completed engineering software designs, engineering documents, and lessons learned
  • Coordinate with Project Management regarding schedule, design concepts and other status information on areas of concern
  • Attend project cross function team meetings
  • Represent all controls activities with the customer for the project duration
  • Participate in internal and external design reviews of deliverables
  • Present and support all customer software approvals
  • Act as engineering liaison to manufacturing and field service departments


Education & Experience

  • Ability to take the Controls Engineering Lead on a project
  • Strong programming knowledge and experience using Rockwell PLC’s
  • Knowledge of spot and MIG welding control systems
  • Strong communication and leadership abilities
  • Controls system application knowledge
  • Robot I/O interfacing. Basic operation knowledge of Fanuc, ABB, and Motoman
  • Electrical engineering degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of experience
  • Possible 50% travel requirement
  • US Passport and travel capability to Canada


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/stand 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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