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Industrial Engineer
TX - Dallas - Fort Worth

Opportunity Snapshot
Leverage your industrial engineering knowledge and experience as part of the Global Engineering team supporting optimization of processes at Essilor plants in the U.S., Canada, and South America.
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Advance your career w/the Global Engineering team for the leading U.S. optical lens manufacturer
If you're an Industrial, Mechanical, or Process Engineer who combines professional experience in a manufacturing environment with a process-oriented mindset, the communication skills to work closely with others across the organization, and the flexibility to roll with change in a fast-moving environment, this role offers some compelling advantages:
  • Make an impact in a critical role on the Global Engineering team by ensuring processes are in place and executed to efficiently meet and exceed growing output demands and KPIs. With the variety of interesting work you’ll be doing, no two days are quite the same.
  • Enjoy wide visibility as you work with engineering leaders and machine operators across the organization, with peers at other facilities, and with the rest of our Global Engineering Group at the corporate location in Dallas where you’ll be based.
  • Enjoy on-the-job training and strong support from the team – whether you come from an optical, medical, automotive, or a similar manufacturing background, we'll ensure you have the support you need to thrive and excel at Essilor.
  • We work in a family-oriented environment with an eclectic, and tight-knit culture. People like working here, as demonstrated by our high number of long-tenured employees, including those who have been here 20 and 30+ years.
  • Highlight your skills and talent to take on additional challenges and continue to advance your career with Essilor, here in Dallas or at locations across North America and the globe.
  • 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.
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 an impact and advance your career at the leading U.S. manufacturer of optical lenses

The Requirements
This role could be a great fit for an experienced process, mechanical, or industrial engineer.
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To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will be legally authorized to work for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. To be a strong fit for this opportunity, you will have:
  • A bachelor of science degree in an engineering field (ideally process or mechanical engineering)Quick question for you - click here
  • 3+ years of experience in similar industries or technologies; automated manufacturing process experience is preferred Quick question for you - click here
  • Comfortable being hands-on in a manufacturing process, ideally with mechanical / process engineering experience, and an understanding of (or willingness to learn) how to use / calibrate machines
  • Strong computer skills including an understanding of Microsoft Office Suite products; ideal candidates would also have some coding experience (Python, C#, etc.)
  • The ability to analyze data and make recommendations for process changes based on the results of that analysis
  • The ability to create a strong presentation, taking your analyses and explaining them in a way that is understandable to all audiences
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to work and communicate effectively in a team and multicultural environment
  • The ability to work with all members of working groups, with a variety of skill levels and expertise
  • A high level of demonstrated technical proficiency and aptitude (ie: problem solving skills, scientific methodology, statistical analysis, etc.)
  • The ability to work independently and as a team member to accomplish objectives
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritize, as well as demonstrated sound judgment and decision-making skills
You may be asked to travel up to 50% of the time (pending world events and travel restrictions), primarily to visit our industrial labs and manufacturing facilities around the U.S.
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The Role
Design and optimize processes, solve problems, work towards continuous improvement, and more.
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If you meet the qualifications, apply at any time; or read this section for more detail on the role.
Opportunity Overview

Reporting to the Industrialization Manager, you will work with the Global Engineering team at our Technology and Innovation Center on the Dallas campus. We support the industrial laboratories that make our eyeglass lenses in the U.S., Canada, and South America. The Dallas team consists of five engineers (including you) working on industrial and manufacturing process engineering tasks to support different lab processes. Most of your time will be spent working with process engineers in our labs to help support manufacturing processes (either remotely or on site). You’ll gather production / performance data, analyze gaps, develop corrective actions and implement them, and engage in a variety of process improvement work tasks.

Role Details

You’ll build relationships with the Process Engineers who work in the lab facilities, who will then be our communication path into the lab and who will be a large part of your feedback loop. For example, our team will hand off new process elements, then you may be asked to deliver training to the engineers in the lab, who will then go on to train the rest of the employees in that facility. They will measure machine performance and turn around to give that information back to the Global Engineering team. More specifically, you will:
  • Deploy new products, processes & technologies, and validate proper deployment through execution of validation plans, to the American Zone lab network.
  • Participate in the building of tools/scripts for use in the team's processes (support, assessments).
  • Deliver trainings and knowledge transfers covering standard operating procedures, and process standards, to Rx laboratories, and to lab technical support groups using the LOFT training modules.
  • Maintain and deliver training modules covering standard operating procedures and process standards to Rx laboratories and to lab technical support groups.
  • Perform equipment, process & Rx laboratory assessments focusing on process standards, process control, calibration, maintenance, product conformity and industrial performance.
  • Define action plans w/ lab and stakeholders and follow-up on implementation.
  • Participate in the industrial pilots conducted in our Rx lens processing laboratories.
  • Define and maintain process control methods and procedures required for process reliability and intended product conformity.
  • Support technical risk analysis by providing insight on technical challenges and anticipating risks for relevant engineering activities and projects.
  • Capture and analyze machine and production capability and performance data (EER, OEE, consumables, throughput, errors, kick-outs, etc.)
  • Identify issues in product conformity, process and industrial performance and provide inputs to drive the surfacing process continuous improvement cycle.
  • Analyze the needs of customers and stakeholders to identify mid-term issue resolution.
  • Communicate at all levels within the Organization on project status, progress, results, and important technical points through reports, presentations, spreadsheets, and web-based tools.
  • Keep up-to-date on relevant Surfacing, Edging and Mounting technologies as well as monitoring competitor actions through available internal and external tools.
  • Visit with vendors and suppliers.
  • Deploy and maintain dashboards for the global engineering teams and the labs (Qlikview, web-based tools, etc.).
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 Essilor of America
More great reasons to join our team.
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Professional Development
Essilor is a large, diverse company with plenty of excellent career path opportunities, both within the Global Engineering Group and across the organization in other departments around the world.

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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Keys to Success
Your mechanical and analytical skills will be paramount, but just as important will be your communication skills and ability to gain buy-in.
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Do you combine flexibility with strong communication skills? If so, this may be a great fit for you!
This is a fast-paced, high-volume environment, where priorities and scope of work can shift quickly. To excel in this role, you’ll need to be flexible and tolerant of change, and able to get on board quickly and roll with the changes. From the start, you’ll need to be willing to learn in a hands-on way with the machines and on the job, able to jump in and figure things out, asking questions as needed to ensure you are aligned with company and department needs and goals. 

You’ll also need to be a good communicator with strong interpersonal skills, able to understand and hold technical discussions with others at all levels of the organization (not just other engineers). This is not a heads-down role, but instead you’ll do plenty of work with others throughout the global organization, so you’ll need to be comfortable spending a lot of time out on the floor with the team. 

Our ideal candidate is results-oriented and a demonstrates a spirit of innovation. If you’re able to propose and develop new processes and techniques with an eye towards the customer environment, while ensuring current processes are continuously improving, this could be a good fit for you. 

In addition, in order to be an outstanding Industrial Engineer on our Global team, you will need the following core competencies and characteristics:
  • Ability to influence without having direct authority.
  • A hands-on approach with a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Ability to build relationships and gain buy-in, while still being assertive where necessary.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-growth environment.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • A positive, team-oriented attitude.
  • Integrative, transparency, openness and honesty.
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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 cbrown@engage2excel.com.