The RequirementsTo be a good fit for the Lab Technician - Blocker/1st Inspector opportunity, you will have:
- A high school diploma or equivalent.
- 1+ years of related work experience, such as in manufacturing; experience in lab settings is preferred, and optical experience would be ideal.
- Mechanical aptitude.
- The ability to:
- Meet measurable standards in a dynamic production environment.
- Add, subtract and understand decimal sequencing.
- Follow written and verbal instructions.
- Depth perception and manual dexterity.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent organizational abilities.
- Attention to detail.
- This position requires that you stand and walk for the duration of any shift.
- You'll work with and around chemicals.
- Your work area may be wet and/or dirty.
- You'll need to be able to lift and move up to 20 lbs. to waist height on a regular basis.
The Role and Keys to SuccessRole Overview
Your main goal will be to insert lenses into the zyl, rimless groove and metal frames while ensuring proper fit, and to inspect lenses and frames to ensure that they are optically and cosmetically accurate. You’ll have some supervision, you’ll still need to be able to analyze situations and use your judgment. We need to be versatile and able to multitask to keep the workflow moving, so you will rotate into all areas, completing a variety of tasks and cross-training across the whole department. You may even have the chance to complete special projects.
The duties of this position are usually repetitive, but each day will be a bit different as you rotate to the different areas. Specific duties include inserting and securing lenses into the frame, performing a cosmetic inspection of the lenses and frame, and using the lensometer to check for power, prism, axis, frame alignment, PD’s, seg height and lens fit. You'll begin the job with a multi-week training, so if you don't have experience with these tasks you'll still be set up well for success. Once you're fully trained, you’ll be expected to meet quotas in a fast-paced environment.
Keys to Success
We provide a friendly and fun environment, while still meeting the business needs. You'll train on QA at first, but change will be ongoing and your own role may evolve. We're looking for adaptable and flexible people who can excel in a fast-paced production environment. If you are willing and able to learn, reliable, confident in working independently, and you enjoy the quiet of a small team on the third shift, this role could be a good fit for you.
In addition, in order to be an outstanding Lab Technician – QA Inspector, you will:
- Bring a proactive approach to learning and getting up to speed quickly.
- Support our commitment to getting Quality Right the First Time.
- Achieve goals independently and also contribute as a team player.
- Manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively.
- Remain flexible and adaptable as processes change.
- Maintain a clean, orderly and safe workspace.
- Bring a commitment to our mission and goals.
More Good ReasonsProfessional 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 and also shadow a coach. We're committed to ensuring you thrive at Essilor.
History shows that strong performers can advance their careers at Essilor. Within our shift and department, there are plenty of opportunities. For example, success could set you up to cross-train in other areas, or pursue advancement to a Group Lead role. In addition, in such a large company there are always other avenues to build your career throughout the organization.
You will join a team that includes dedicated, smart and mutually supportive professionals who come to work with a positive attitude, and who enjoy working together. We are looking for someone who can become part of our ‘family’ in the department. Everyone shows up to do their best every day for the team, and the right fit here is someone who is willing to step in when needed, just as every member of the team is willing to do.
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.
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; 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.