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Supporting The Welding Industry For 115 Years


The Lincoln Electric Company is the world's largest supplier of welding equipment and consumables servicing the home hobbyist through to industries as diverse as fabrication, mining, construction and the motorsport industry. In addition, Lincoln Electric® operates the largest R&D facility dedicated to welding technology.

Springing from a modest investment of $200 in 1895 when John C Lincoln developed an electric motor of his own design, the Company now has manufacturing facilities in nineteen countries, including Australia since 1938.

Originally established in modest premises in Sydney's suburb of Alexandria, The Lincoln Electric Company (Australia) Pty Ltd moved to newly built premises at Padstow in 1953. With 9 acres under roof, outfitted with an on-site laboratory and engineering development facilities, the site remains a key manufacturing location today and is ISO 9001 Certified.

Over two hundred staff are employed in the Australian/New Zealand region and The Lincoln Electric Company is famous for its productive and highly-skilled work force, as well as its unique compensation system, Incentive Management.

Products from other Lincoln Electric facilities throughout the world complements locally manufactured products to create a complete product line of high quality, cost-effective welding and cutting products. Encompassing robotic welding systems to quality portable welding machines, welding consumables tailored to every conceivable application, through to safety gear, accessories and spare parts, Lincoln Electric® are The Welding Experts®.

Lincoln Electric Vision and Missions


We are a global manufacturer and the market leader of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining products. Our enduring passion for the development and application of our technologies allows us to create complete solutions that make our customers more productive and successful. We will distinguish ourselves through an unwavering commitment to our employees and a relentless drive to maximise shareholder value.


Total Solutions

We will be driven by customer satisfaction and become known as the supplier of choice in our industries. We will strive to exceed customer expectations. We will be a solutions company, not simply a supplier of equipment or consumables.


We will be differentiated from our competitors by technology, quality, applications engineering, sales and marketing expertise.


We will be global with cost-competitive manufacturing facilities located worldwide, where appropriate, to best serve our customers' needs.


We will base our human resources systems on our proven principles reflective of our core values and our commitment to attract, reward, develop and motivate high quality people. They will reflect the global scope of our business while demonstrating responsibility and flexibility with respect to cultural diversity, and statutory and regional business realities.


Our emphasis on continuous improvement in all aspects of our business will enable us to reward our shareholders and employees.


We will continually strive to be environmentally responsible and to support the health and safety of our employees, customers, and neighbours. We support the communities where we operate and the industries in which we participate.

Working at Lincoln Electric

Incentive Performance - A Cornerstone of Our Culture

The Incentive Performance System has been in place at Lincoln Electric since the early twentieth century. It has resulted in one of the oldest "pay-for-performance" systems in the industrialised world, and is frequently used for benchmarking by other businesses and studied at universities and colleges around the world.

The Incentive Performance System in place at Lincoln Electric features Piecework incentive rewards for all production work and an annual Bonus Plan, based on profit-sharing for employees at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

We also have an Advisory Board, with members elected from all sections of the business, to directly address concerns and discuss business performance with senior management.

Lincoln Electric actively encourages every employee to get involved in determining business direction and compensates individual initiative and responsibility. Employees work together to reduce costs and improve quality. These individual and cooperative efforts create a more profitable company, the success of which each person shares according to his or her own contribution.


Career Opportunities - Develop Your Own Path

At Lincoln Electric, we always give our staff the opportunity to apply for vacancies before looking outside the organisation. Our employees move within the company, and often take up opportunities with Lincoln Electric in other countries. Qualifications, relevant experience and the potential to develop, are our primary considerations when selecting people and to support the business globally.


To find out more, contact:

Human Resource Manager
The Lincoln Electric Company (Aust) Pty Ltd
35 Bryant Street, Padstow NSW 2211
PO Box 4171, Milperra BC, NSW 1891