Machining Technologist/CNC Programmer

Website Lincoln Electric

Machining Technologist/CNC Programmer Job Highlights

Title Machining Technologist/CNC Programmer
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Cleveland, OH, United States
Company Lincoln Electric

Company Profile

Lincoln Electric is a global manufacturer of the highest quality welding, cutting, and joining solutions ranging from simple to complex.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Machining Technologist/CNC Programmer who will program CNC equipment, develop machining processes for new products, and drive improvements for quality, safety, and cost reductions.

Specify tooling, provide input for procuring equipment, and demonstrate a capable machining process.

Provide collaborative communication between cross-functional departments while applying knowledge and experience to innovate and improve machining processes.

Education Level

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) with 5+ years of experience
  • Associate Degree in Related Field + 7 years of related experience or 15+ years in a related field

Work Experience

  • Possess work-related experience (desired)


  • Communicates and works with pieceworkers, vendors, customers, and internal cross-functional departments. It is a resource for colleagues with less experience.
  • Conceptualizes and designs fixturing and tooling using Solid Edge.
  • Creates and troubleshoots machining processes to manufacture products and demonstrates capability.
  • Creates, and sets up sheets, procedures, and documentation for the manufacturing process.
  • G-code programs CNC machineries such as lathes and machining centers using Esprit CAM and some manual G-code programming.
  • Requires minimal guidance to perform tasks and may lead small projects or project steps in larger projects.
  • Specifies and procures tooling to be used in machining components. Provides input for equipment procurement.
  • Typical assignments may include but are not limited to-
  • Create and modify BOM’s and routings.
  • Development and implementation of new manufacturing processes.
  • Drive process, quality, and optimization improvements.
  • Evaluation and implementation of employee suggestions.
  • Perform capacity studies and provide solutions for equipment that is over capacity.
  • Perform cost analyses and then develop plans and implement solutions for cost reductions.
  • Programming machining equipment and operating the equipment for test cuts/program prove out.
  • Provide shop support and develop processes for new products.
  • Resolving safety, environmental, and ergonomic issues.
  • Other assignments as assigned by the supervisor.


  • Ability to be effective working with shop floor employees and to adjust work schedules at times if needed.
  • Ability to handle a variety of assignments and changing priorities.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently independently, cross-functionally, or as part of a team.
  • Able to gather and analyze data to make good fact-based decisions.
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in higher-level functions of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent organizational skills as well as written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent print reading skills and use of 3D CAD to create solid models, assemblies, and drawings. Understanding of GD&T is a plus.
  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of machining and able to apply it to practices and procedures. Able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Possess and apply strong problem-solving skills with an analytical approach and attention to detail.
  • Proficient at generating G-code CNC programs using CAM software (proficiency in Esprit CAM is a plus) and operating machinery for program prove-out and test cuts. Must be able to manually program G-code and interpret G-code to anticipate machine functions.
  • Proficient at the machining trade, measuring machined parts, and able to perform hands-on work as required.
  • Proficient in implementing machining processes and tooling used in production machining.


  • The company offers competitive pay with a lucrative annual profit-sharing incentive, student loan repayment, tuition reimbursement, paid time off/paid holidays, retirement, medical, dental, vision, and much more.

Employer’s Statement

Lincoln Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status, or disability.

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