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Weld Engineer

Company: Lincoln Electric
Location: Fort Loramie
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Lincoln Electric Automation, Fort Loramie, OH, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric, specializes in laser welding, robotic welding and fixturing, press automation, and tube bending/fabricating systems which further strengthens Lincoln Electric's already strong position as a market leader.

Req. ID: 23211

Position Summary: Individual should have a strong background of practicing in the weld engineering of turn-key manufacturing systems that were built to support various production requirements for a wide variety of industries including Automotive and Appliance. Practical knowledge of the manufacturing disciplines used within a job shop environment to build automated systems is required.

Role qualifications:

  • Must be familiar with Company quality objectives and play an active role in reaching continuous improvement objectives. Position responsibilities:
    • Work with Department Managers on a regular basis to identify areas of improvement that will attain higher levels of customer satisfaction.
    • Review designs and make recommendations for material selection and joint geometry based on design objectives, such as strength, weight, heat resistance, electrical conductivity, and materials.
    • Analyze data and Validate weld quality as part of system requirements. (Cut and Etch, Pull Tests, etc.)
    • Assist in selection of welding equipment and sizing lasers for various laser welding applications as well as developing of welding parameters and settings for each. (Autogenous, Hybrid, Laser Hot Wire, Laser Cold Wire, Laser Brazing, Laser Metal Deposition, etc.)
    • Assist in selection of welding equipment for Spot Welding, Drawn Arc Welding, Projection Welding, etc. as well as developing of welding parameters and settings for each.
    • Assist in selection of welding equipment for various MIG/MAG welding as well as developing of welding parameters and settings for each.
    • Assist in Friction Stir welding design and setting up of parameters.
    • Assist in certification of welders.
    • Analyze welds for conformance to spec's for military and similar contracts.
    • Assist in selection of Laser equipment for other various Laser processes as well as development of parameters. (Cutting, Marking, Ablation, etc.)
    • Program Robotic Systems.
    • Provide training to others on proper welding settings and techniques.
    • Provide feedback regarding system design to optimize welds. (Torch Angles, access, etc.)
    • Develop solutions and determine proper weld sequence for cycle time and part dimensional.
    • Monitor material performance and evaluate material deterioration.
    • Audit and evaluate fabrication vendors for adherence to standards.
    • Conduct feasibility projects and develop system prospects based on results.
    • Stay abreast of current technologies.
    • Other roles and responsibilities as determined by Management
    • Assist in certification of welders.
    • Travel up to 25% of the time to support our projects, training and other requirements. Essential skills and experience:
      • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent demonstrated experience in Weld Engineering, Metallurgy and/or other principle degree.
      • 2 to 5 years' experience in manufacturing and/or design of industrial automated equipment.
      • Some robotic experience preferred.
      • Educational, training, and experience requirements may be modified at the Management Team's discretion.
      • Complete PC capabilities, using MS office programs and others as required, and ability to develop computer programs or spreadsheets for specific analyses.
      • Previous work with welding equipment and materials such as ferrous and non-ferrous alloys.
      • Prefer Certified Weld Inspector or familiarity with AWS code. Nonessential skills and experience:
        • Computer proficiency, including spreadsheet, and word processing.
          • FMEA, Equipment Capability, Safety (OSHA, RIA, ANSI Stds.) Reporting to this position:none

            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; balance; stoop; talk and hear. Be able to climb ladders; lift hand tools approx. 1-15 lbs. in weight to complete machine assembly, parts up to 50 lbs. Repetition with activity.
              • Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.
                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 $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world. With operations in over 56manufacturing 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

                EOE,including disability/veterans


                Country/Region: US

                State: OH

                City: Fort Loramie

                Category: Engineering

                Nearest Major Market: Lima
                Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay
                Job Segment: MIG Welding, Welding, Metallurgy, Machinist, Fabrication, Manufacturing

Keywords: Lincoln Electric, Dayton , Weld Engineer, Engineering , Fort Loramie, Ohio

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