Welding Process, Estimating & Proposal Engineer

Location: Shelby, MI, 48315

Req ID: 23842 




Welding Process, Estimating and Proposal Engineer

Job Summary: Fori Automation is seeking an experienced Process, Estimating & Proposal Engineer for our Welding Division, reporting to the Director of Processing & Estimating, Welding Division and work within our weld estimating team of 3-5 other individuals. This proposal engineer will primarily support North American programs and new RFQ opportunities. Technical degree and/or 5+ years’ experience required. Occasional overnight travel may be required. Controls design and build background is a plus.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Candidate must be highly competent or proficient in the following areas:


  • Comprehension of mechanical and control prints
  • Working level and competent in Inventor and/or ACAD
  • Detailed cost estimating of custom designed & manufactured system experience – welding system(s) experience is preferred
  • Assembly processing capabilities (including layouts and cycle time analysis)
  • Proficient at Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Utilization of INVENTOR or ACAD for development of tooling concepts and layout drawings
  • Development of technical proposals with good presentation skills
  • Able to work in an office setting and team environment

Daily Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to): 

  • Review & respond to new project RFQs, customer inquiries and engineering changes
  • Compiling new program processes, layouts and project proposals to be submitted to the customer
  • Log new Welding opportunities, keep opportunity list updated for the Welding Group and help set quoting priorities
  • Support and participate in both new RFQ line –up meetings with customers as well as technical reviews following quotation submittal
  • Read, review and quote within supplied customer specifications
  • Ability to multitask between multiple projects, meetings, and daily priorities within the group
  • Work cohesively with internal project team on any commercial needs or support once a project is kicked-off.
  • Prepare responses to RFQs and RFI’s in form of a Proposal Letter and Quotation, ensuring best technical and commercial solutions are used.
  • Attends sales and marketing meetings and internal training sessions as required.
  • Perform other related duties as required by the Director of Processing & Estimating.
  • Willingness to work in the office and occasionally at a customer plant. Overnight travel is minimal.

Education and Experience:   

Strong Technical, Proposal & Estimating; as well as, Engineering and Weld System Design background for a minimum of 5 years preferred. Know-how in Mechanical and Controls aspects. Demonstrated past Engineering, Estimating and Conceptual Designs for customers; English proficiency, Team Player.

 Must have a Technical Welding Degree


TRAVEL: Travel is minimal; approximately ~3%


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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“Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability”


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.



  1. Must be a Lincoln Electric Employee with at least 1 year of service.
  2. Must meet the minimum qualifications of the job, as listed above.
  3. Must NOT be on an active Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).
  4. Employees who have been selected for a Posted Job must remain in the job for at least 1 year.


Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
Section: Fori Automation Inc. (US92) 
Function: Sales 
Sub-Function: Commercial
HR Representative:  Adele Dombrowski


Posting will expire seven (7) calendar days from the Posted Date (located under Job Listing Title).


Nearest Major Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Welding, Manufacturing