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Process Engineer - Surfacing
MD - Baltimore

Opportunity Snapshot
Find out why you owe it to yourself to consider a career with Essilor
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Build a Progressive Career Home with a Growing Global Industry Leader
If you complement your process engineering expertise with strong analytical skills, these positions offer you multiple compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Enjoy a high-impact role -- we have solid processes in place, and you will drive improvements to make a good thing even better.
  • Help shape new roles we are adding as part of a reorganization to enhance engineering capabilities.
  • Expand your skills; whether or not you have direct experience, our Global Engineering team will provide training.
  • Support our efforts to build out and refine a quality management system that will help us achieve CFR A-20 and ISO certification.
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities or pursue advancement in our growing and ever-evolving global organization.
We have multiple opportunities for Process Engineers, in coating, surfacing and finishing, so feel free to share this information on your networks.

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, grow your skills and help shape a new role as we expand capabilities

The Requirements
Discover what it takes to thrive as a Process Engineer at Essilor
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To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the Process Engineer opportunity, you will have:
  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in Mechanical Engineering.
  • 3+ years of experience in manufacturing, including working to tight tolerances. Light manufacturing is preferred.
  • Experience with continuous improvement, preferably in Lean manufacturing environments.
  • Strong analytical skills and a highly technical mindset.
  • Demonstrated abilities in troubleshooting and resolving issues.
  • Advanced Excel skills to include statistical modeling.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ophthalmic lab experience is a plus.
Primarily you will work first shift, but we'll look to you to be flexible about helping out on second and third shifts.

Our expectation is that you will invest three to five years in this role, after which you can pursue advancement to a global engineering role.
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The Role
Identify opportunities to improve processes, leveraging your data mining and analytical skills, and take a hands-on approach to implementing them.
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Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will be responsible for improving Lab processes by mining data from a variety of sources, creating actionable reports and putting in place action plans driving efficiency and quality improvements. You'll develop analytical models and interactive dashboards in order to deliver data based solutions as well as providing support to lab management in the form of daily analysis of a variety of throughput and quality metrics, which will help improve processes and procedures.

You will be tasked to leverage your expertise in knowledge management to aid in the development, execution, and improvement of action plans as well as knowledge retention initiatives within the entire lab operation to improve areas such as work throughput, machine uptime, machine learning, reduction of scrap and breakage, and process improvement initiatives.

In particular, you can expect to:
  • Manage production issues, yield performance analysis and drive improvement plan.
  • Identify and establish new work standards (PCP, SOP) for process improvement and drive accountability.
  • Subject matter expert on processes, products, technology and equipment as it relates to lab operations.
  • Manage the development and automation of reports ranging from basic to complex for the purpose of delivering data driven results in the form of daily lab operations analysis.
  • Train equipment operators in best practices.
  • Identify and implement best practices, routines and innovative solutions to improve production rates and quality of output.
  • Leverage statistical process control tools and methods to improve operations based on analytical models to analyze and interpret data for forecasting.
  • Communicate findings to a variety of stakeholders including management, equipment vendors and department employees.
  • Support the deployment of automated data extraction tools to compile data models and publish onto a local server or cloud based data architecture as needed.
  • Travel overnight occasionally, up to 10%.
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More Good Reasons
Explore our attractive employment value proposition
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Influence processes
We are adding these roles specifically to drive improvements in multiple areas, implement WCM and qualify for certifications -- you will play an important part in achieving these goals.

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 Trainers, and work alongside your manager and another supervisor. We're committed to ensuring you have the tools and training needed to 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. 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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Keys to Success
Certain characteristics set our top performers apart . . .
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We recognize that there will be a learning curve, and we'll provide training and support. In return, we'll look to you to be proactive about getting up to speed and making contributions as quickly as possible. While data analysis will be an important part of the role, you also should plan on spending a good deal of hands-on time out on the production floor. The environment is fast-paced and things change often, so you should be flexible and adaptable.

In addition, in order to be an outstanding Process Engineer, you will:
  • 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.
  • Pay attention to details but also grasp the bigger picture.
  • Enthusiastically support our mission and goals.
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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.

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