Maintenance Technician
OH - Columbus


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 mechanical 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.
  • 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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The Requirements
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To be successful in this role, you will need:
  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • 5-7 years of previous related experience and/or training preferred.
  • Knowledge in the use of electronic test equipment preferred, e.g. multimeter and amp meter.
  • Basic understanding of PLC operation preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret schematic diagrams preferred.
  • Previous experience in an optical lab production environment is strongly preferred but not required.
  • Valid driver's license preferred.
  • Strong communication skills including the
    • Ability to read/write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in a team environment.
  • Basic understanding of the Microsoft Office programs including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel.
  • Basic ability to add and subtract and understand decimal numerical sequencing.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and demonstrate good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.
You will also need high mechanical aptitude and the ability to:
  • Work in a role with measurable standards and a dynamic production environment.
  • Practice safe work practices at all times and report any unsafe conditions immediately.
  • Wear the appropriate PPE while in the laboratory, including, but not limited to, safety eyewear and enclosed shoes.
  • Follow all Lock Out/Tag Out procedures as required for both authorized and affected users.
  • Ensure proper disposal of hazardous/non-hazardous waste.
  • Successfully complete RCRA training requirements for the handling of hazardous waste if needed.
  • Successfully complete DOT regulations training for proper handling, labeling, and shipping of hazardous waste if needed.
Physical demands and work environment. You must be able to:
  • Regularly stand/walk for the duration of your shift.
  • Consistently lift and move up to 30 lbs to shoulder height and 80 lbs to waist high unaccompanied.
  • Frequently stoop, climb (ladders up to 20’ high), kneel, or balance on ladders, platforms and slippery surfaces.
  • Use depth perception and manual dexterity.
  • Participate in daily ergonomic stretches and follow all ergonomic requirements of the position.
  • Work in an environment where:
    • The noise level in the laboratory is generally moderate.
    • You are regularly required to work with or around chemicals.
    • The work area may be wet/dirty and/or have a strong smell.
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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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As a Maintenance Technician, you will be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of production equipment in our optical facility. We'll train you to operate and maintain technical computer-controlled optical machinery and equipment, and perform preventative maintenance as needed. Outstanding communication skills are essential as frequent interactions with key personnel in all departments will be required. We'll look to you to have a positive influence on others and an ability to adjust to shifting priorities.

The primary focus of the position is to support our lab personnel by maintaining our advanced technology and equipment. Duties are occasionally repetitive, requiring analysis and use of individual judgment. Specific duties for this position include managing workflow, troubleshooting complex equipment problems, and in time may including providing department training, enforcing policies and leading department meetings. 

Specifically, you will:
  • Provide support to lab personnel by completing complex machine repair requests, chemical tests/changes and equipment changes on all designated production equipment.
  • Perform regular preventative maintenance work on all designated production equipment.
  • Manage workflow and scheduling to ensure jobs are completed and customer needs are met in a timely manner.
  • Troubleshoot basic electrical & complex mechanical problems with equipment.
  • Communicate equipment status to production personnel, coworkers, and management.
  • Perform general repairs on the building, and occasionally, during extreme weather conditions while performing duties outside year-round.
  • Test, check, adjust and tune production equipment to maintain quality standards.
  • Troubleshoot and repair pneumatic devices and hydraulic systems.
  • Maintain accurate inventory of spare parts and ordering when needed.
  • Provide technical support to production supervisors for process innovation and improvement.
  • Create and supervise cost saving, productivity and quality improvement projects.
  • Assist in training of new hires and conduct training on any new products/process for all employees within the department.
  • Log and maintain equipment performance data.
  • Lead, facilitate and document department meetings and participate in all safety trainings.
  • Assist in maintaining Material Safety Data Sheets for chemicals used.
  • Perform basic plumbing tasks including soldering and pipe fitting.
  • Maintain accurate hazardous waste shipping files if needed.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools in performing machine, building, and grounds maintenance.
  • Perform daily lab safety audits to determine if anything does not meet requirements.
  • Actively participate in daily department meetings, safety meetings, and/or employee committee meetings.
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
More good reasons to build a career home with 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 thrive 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 rnelson@engage2excel.com.