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R&D Engineer (Welding) at The Lincoln Electric Company

R&D Engineer (Welding)

The Lincoln Electric Company Cleveland, OH Full-Time
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Lincoln Electric is a global manufacturer of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining solutions ranging from simple to complex. With over 120 years of service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation and a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric, where the actual is limited and the possible is immense.

Req. ID: 19662 

PURPOSE: To design, develop and evaluate welding machines and associated processes; to conduct applied research into new areas of welding machine design and/or on new welding processes. 


  • Utilizes and applies experience in a broad range of fields to understand welding machine development process and interactions between machine design and welding process development/optimization, providing the benefit of this understanding to increase the value proposition of Lincoln’s high technology products.
  • Develops new welding machines, software, welding processes and/or test methodologies in accordance with company policies/procedures and in consideration of: 
    • Market needs, requiring direct interface with customers, sales and marketing
    • Industry codes, standards, and specifications
    • Manufacturing process capabilities, requiring direct interface with manufacturing and methods personnel
  • May provide task orientated direction to Technicians, Technologists and/or lower-level Engineers in the execution of development projects
  • Maintains records of all work in process and documents interim/final results in the applicable format; these include Project Definitions, Milestone Plans, ES Reports, Technical Reports, Project Tracking Progress Reports and presentations at meetings/seminar
  • Typically works with minimal direct supervision, conferring with R&D and SBU leaders as needed; has appreciable latitude for independent action or decision
  • Requires travel on as-needed basis for customer support, training, and conference attendance.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.


  • Baccalaureate degree in Engineering.  Degree in Welding Engineering preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years engineering experience.
  • Processes and applies a broad knowledge of engineering and scientific principles, practices and procedures, within the field of specialization, to the completion of difficult assignments.
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access and MS PowerPoint, as a minimum.
  • Possesses and applies both practical and fundamental understanding of various arc welding processes.
  • Experience with Robotic Programming.
  • Experience with numerical modeling tools including Matlab is a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Works effectively in a cross-functional team environment.

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: Salary Full-Time 
Function: Research & Development 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

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