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Continuous Improvement Engineer
MD - Baltimore


Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons you owe it to yourself to consider aligning your career with Essilor of America.
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Enjoy excellent training, advancement opportunities, great culture, and competitive pay and benefits

If you combine technical aptitude with attention to detail and the motivation to learn and grow professionally, this position offers you several compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Enjoy strong training -- optical experience is preferred, but whether you have it or not, we'll set you up for success.
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance; we are committed to hiring from within whenever possible. For example, after two or three years you may be in a position to move into a production manager role.
  • Join a collaborative, motivated team in an upbeat, mission-driven environment.
  • Enjoy the stability and resources of a growing global organization -- our recent combination with Luxottica has made us the world's largest player in the eyewear industry.
  • Earn competitive pay and first rate benefits.
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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Step up your career with a growing global industry leader

The Requirements
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To be a good fit for this opportunity, you will have:
  • A bachelor’s or master' degree in Mechanical Engineering, Data Science, Statistics, Analytics, Mathematics, or Computer Science.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in process engineering, data analytics or knowledge management in manufacturing environments.
  • Experience with supply chain operations.
  • Lean manufacturing experience.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills, including the ability to pull and manipulate data, and proficiency with other MS Office applications.
You need to know:
  • You may work with and around chemicals.
  • The role may require sitting and/or standing for extended periods.
  • You'll need to be able to lift and move up to 15 lbs. to waist height on a regular basis.
  • We are customer driven, so we'll look to you to be flexible about working overtime as needed, possibly including weekends.
You also will need to be willing and able to travel internationally, although we don't expect you will travel more than 5% of the time. You'll to to facilities in Mexico, Europe and Asia for benchmark meetings.
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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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You will work cross-functionally with managers of all areas, including walking through the different operational areas with supply chain and production managers. More specifically, you will:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Occasional overnight travel up to 10%.
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.
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Why Join Us
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Professional development
Our in-house training program will acquaint you with our culture and business, as well as your role. We're committed to ensuring you thrive here, and history shows that strong performers can advance their careers 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.

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 benefits
We offer an exceptional mix of 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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Road to Success
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We'll provide training, 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. In addition, in order to excel in this role, 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.
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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 abolton@engage2excel.com.