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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.

Coldwater-Coldwater,OH,United States (US)
Employment Status:
Salary Full-Time

Position Summary:

Supervise software/hardware engineering team in system programming activities. Manage engineering processes required to design, build, ship, and service Lincoln Electric Automation systems.

Role qualifications:

• Must be familiar with Company quality objectives and play an active role in reaching continuous improvement objectives.
• Focus on design, development, and standardization (PLC/HMI/Robot Programming/Networks & Fieldbus).

Position responsibilities:

• Supervise Electrical Engineering Department Personnel
• Focus on employee development, training, performance reviews and goal setting.
• Handle employee relations concerns with assistance from the Electrical Engineering Manager and Human Resources.
• Determine project staffing requirements based on overall project schedule and assign/re-direct resources accordingly.
• Assist in establishing Project timelines and determining manpower needs.
• Coordinate and Lead/Participate in Engineering Design Reviews as needed (mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic).
• Provide team direction in complex system start-up, debug and final equipment maturation.
• Lead Project Team in the effort of adhering to both a challenging project timeline as well as a tight financial budget (hours and material).
• Assist purchasing in establishing costs and suppliers for purchased items.
• Provide team direction in onsite installation and startup activities as needed including commissioning of equipment and resolution of final customer payment as required.
• Coordinate compiling of operator and maintenance manuals.
• Assist in developing/maintaining engineering and product standards.
• Responsible for Project ISO Documentation.
• Employee relations such as timekeeping, employee reviews, hiring practices and consistent adherence to company policy and procedure.
• Lead mentoring process of new/inexperienced engineers.
• Provide resources and assistance to Applications for Quote reviews as well as developing concepts.
• Strong knowledge in LEA LABS metrics and reports.
• Represent the Electrical Engineering Department in the daily Gasoline Alley meetings.

Essential skills and experience:

• Technical Degree in electrical engineering field desired.
• Complete PC capabilities, using MS office programs and others as required, and ability to develop computer programs or spreadsheets for specific analyses.
• Electrical Controls Hardware design experience.
• Typically 8 years of proven design experience with Industrial Automation.
• PLC / HMI / Robot Programming / Network & Fieldbus / Safety Systems.
• Team Leadership and Project Engineering experience. Must work well with Machine builders, management, and support functions.
• Commitment to company values.
• Educational, training, and experience requirements may be modified at the Managements Team’s discretion.

Nonessential skills and experience:

• FMEA, Equipment Capability, Safety (OSHA STDS).

Reporting to this position:
Design Engineers, (HMI/PLC/Hardware), Engineering Technicians, Project Engineers, Engineering Assistants

Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S)

• Understand the Company’s EHS Policy and how it relates to this job.
• Be aware of OSHA & EPA laws and regulations as well as the Company’s Plant Rules and Regulations that pertain to this job.
• Work in a safe and environmentally friendly manner and observe all company EHS procedures.
• Know that the company EHS procedures are located on the ISO drive.
• Immediately notify the Supervisor if there is any safety hazard, any equipment not operating correctly, or if there are any questions regarding EHS procedures.
• Attend required EHS training

Physical demands and work environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Repetition with activity; computer work. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
• Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ISO-14001: Complies with ISO 14001, and other relevant standards. Support, implement and understand the intent of the EMS policy. Participates with ISO-14001 as required.

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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