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Do you have a minimum of 3-5 years supervisory experience in a optical or production environment?
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Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
working with Six Sigma methodologies
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Production Supervisor - Coating - 2nd Shift
OH - Columbus


Opportunity Snapshot
Oversee production, quality and safety and build a long-term career with the leading U.S. manufacturer of optical lenses.
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Lead a third shift coating production team at a state-of-the-art facility
If you combine supervisory experience in a fast-paced production facility with the ability to coach and motivate a team to meet performance goals and excel through teamwork, the role of Production Supervisor, Coating could be your perfect fit. You will:
  • Spotlight your skills and supervisory talent in critical 2nd shift at our new facility near Columbus. You'll build a strong and collaborative team and oversee multiple coating processes, such as clipping, chemical prep and coating. Your successes will be noticed. 
  • Enjoy strong training with our Master Trainer. You bring the leadership and production background, and we'll ensure you have the top-notch training you need to thrive at Essilor.
  • Work in a state-of-the-art facility, featuring robotics -- it's the largest of its kind in the nation.
  • Earn a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits in an upbeat, collaborative culture.
  • Enjoy the stability and resources of a growing global organization -- our recent merger with Luxottica has made us the world's largest player in the eyewear industry.
  • Prove yourself in this role and you can continue to advance your career with Essilor, here in Columbus, or at locations across North America and the globe.
Improving Lives By Improving Sight. Essilor of America, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of eyeglass lenses in the United States, employs more than 7,000 people and operates the largest and most comprehensive optical laboratory network in the U.S. Essilor of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Paris-based Essilor International. Essilor manufactures optical lenses under the Varilux®, Crizal®, Transitions®, and other brands, and our products are worn by one billion people daily. Essilor has been on Forbes' list of the World's 100 Most Innovative Companies every year since 2010.
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Make your mark in a new, high-impact supervisory role

The Requirements
Supervisory experience and a production / manufacturing background required
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To be a strong fit for the Coating Production Supervisor opportunity, you will have:
  • A 2-year associate's degree with a related focus preferred, or the equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field
  • Significant experience working in a fast-paced production/manufacturing environment, preferably with coating/chemical processes, and ideally with mass customization
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience with past success motivating and coaching individuals and teams to meet performance goals 
  • Experience leading a shift team of 10+
  • Optical experience in a lab production environment highly preferred
  • Lean manufacturing knowledge (5S, Six Sigma)  
  • Solid computer skills including Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Word, intermediate Excel for reporting, and Outlook) and ability to learn web-based software
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to be a personable and positive influence while being assertive where appropriate, holding employees accountable for their performance
  • Strong planning and organizing ability
You will train on our first shift then supervise the 2nd shift post-training. We'll look to you to be flexible about working additional hours to meet production demands as needed. You could also work a weekend occasionally. Typically, weekend work is Saturday, but you could work a rare Sunday.
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The Role
Direct the activities of the 2nd shift Coating team, coaching and training them to ensure production goals are met and standard procedures are followed and documented.
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Reporting to the Coating Manager, as Production Supervisor, you will oversee and direct the 2nd shift Coating team including one Lead Associate and up to 20+ hourly Lab Techs responsible for all coating activities. You will communicate clear productivity and quality performance objectives, and ensure individuals and the team are meeting those objectives. You'll also ensure safety protocols are followed (i.e. PPE such as goggles and gloves, etc.). Note: You will be exposed to mild chemicals such as acetone, cleaner and stripper).

You'll arrive at work a bit before your team, allowing for overlap with the first shift for information exchange. Typically, you'll begin the 2nd shift with a meeting in order to inform your team of any potential issues and assignments. Throughout the shift, you will oversee processes, ensuring they are being done properly. There will be auditing, testing and validation to ensure quality, and you'll work closely with Engineers on audits, SOPs and PCPs. While there are some reporting responsibilities, the majority of the time, you will be on your feet and interacting with your team. Additionally, you will:
  • Be responsible for 2nd shift Coating department production
  • Analyze workflow, yields, labor and production requirements and constraints, and quality issues; proactively identify problems
  • Manage process improvement projects as needed to increase production and quality levels
  • Work with lab management and Human Resources to staff the department
  • Participate in the hiring, orientation and training of new coating personnel
  • Evaluate employee performance; discipline employees according to company policy as needed 
  • Train Coating employees on new processes or to improve skills
  • Maintain performance records on employees, including review of time records; routinely communicate performance and coach employees on methods and techniques for performance improvement
  • Schedule employees' work time and vacation time
  • Maintain department budget including labor and equipment costs
  • Assist in analyzing and recommending the purchase of new equipment for the Coating department as needed
  • Analyze problems that arise and determine actions that will minimize the problems, decrease costs and/or improve yields; recommend changes to Production Manager and, upon approval, implement those changes
  • Ensure that all safety standards are maintained in the work area at all times
  • Perform other duties as required
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Why Essilor of America
More great reasons to join us.
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Influence processes
As a front-line supervisor, we'll welcome your strong ideas and suggestions. We are always looking for improvements and we're establishing best practices that can be duplicated at other locations around the world, meaning you could have an impact beyond the Columbus facility.

Professional development
Our in-house training program will acquaint you with our culture and business, as well as your role. You'll spend time in classroom sessions, work with our Master Trainer, and work alongside your manager and another supervisor. We're committed to ensuring you have the tools and trainer thrive at Essilor.

Great environment
You will join a team that includes dedicated, smart and mutually supportive professionals. Our culture is entrepreneurial, and the company has been innovating both technologically and to solve problems for 170 years. You'll also learn the cultural nuances of working for a company based in another country, if that's new to you.

Truly living our values
At Essilor, we believe everyone deserves to see life and all its detail with the best vision possible. That's why, in addition to designing, manufacturing and distributing quality vision care solutions worldwide, we invest in raising awareness of the importance of good vision, support eyecare professionals, invent new technologies and products, and support philanthropic initiatives. For example, the Essilor Vision Foundation partners with schools, eye doctors, and communities to provide eye exams and glasses to underserved children at no cost to their families. We also are committed to robust standards for environmental sustainability. These are just a couple of reasons we were one of the 52 companies named to Fortune magazine's 2019 Change the World list.

Excellent compensation
In addition to competitive compensation and bonus potential, we offer an exceptional mix of first-rate benefits, including medical, dental and vision plans; a 401(k) plan with company match; tuition reimbursement; comprehensive training through Essilor University; lens and frame benefits for you and your family; an employee stock purchase plan with company match; and more.

Video: As part of the #DifferenceMakers campaign, Essilor chose four eyecare professionals and three Essilor employees to participate in a mission trip to Southeast Asia in March 2019.
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Essilor of America, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at chanell.harris@engage2excel.com.