Warehouse Associate - 1st shift
OH - Columbus


Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons you owe it to yourself to consider aligning your career with Essilor.
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Enjoy strong training, an upbeat culture and great pay & benefits at a global industry leader

If you combine a track record of reliability with the motivation to meet and exceed performance goals, this position offers you some great opportunities. You will:
  • Work in a climate-controlled environment, doing "light duty" work -- no big, heavy boxes to move around
  • Take advantage of strong training to set you up for success; warehouse experience is helpful but not required 
  • Earn a competitive wage, potential performance incentives and first-rate benefits; the rate is $14.25/hour for first shift, with a $0.75/hour shift differential for second and third shifts.
  • Join a collaborative, upbeat and diverse team in a pleasant and convenient workspace, including a recently-remodeled break room and on-site market
  • 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
We have multiple opportunities for Warehouse Associates, on three different shifts, 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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Perform 'Light Duty' Work in a Climate-Controlled Space; Attitude is More Important than Experience

The Requirements
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To be a good fit for the Warehouse Associate opportunity, you will have:
  • Satisfactory work performance and attendance in previous jobs
  • A high school diploma or GED 
  • The ability to:
    • Communicate effectively to managers and peer on a daily basis
    • Meet and exceed production goals
    • Correctly use RF devices (scanners) as needed; experience with scanners is a plus
    • Basic reading and mathematics ability
    • Maintain very high levels of accuracy in work assignments
    • Work cooperatively as a member of a team and participates in team meetings
  • Inventory and warehouse management system experience would be helpful
We have three shifts available and we'll look to you to be flexible in accepting varying work assignments, which may include a reasonable amount of overtime as well as some holidays and weekends.
  • First shift: Monday through Friday, 6:15 AM to 2:45 PM
  • Second shift: Monday through Friday, 3:30 PM to 12 midnight
  • Third shift: Sunday through Thursday, 10 PM to 6:30 AM
In addition to following a safety-first approach, we are currently observing COVID-19 protocols to ensure the health and safety of visitors and employees. That means you will need to wear closed-toe shoes and a face covering if and when you interview.

For employees, we provide masks, perform daily temperature checks and follow social distancing. You'll need to follow safety guidelines for dress. However, most Associates wear closed-toe shoes (like tennis shoes), shorts or pants, and tee shirts.
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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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Internally your title will be Stock Services Associate. We'll start you with an eight-week training program. Once up to speed, you will perform a variety of warehousing functions, including but not limited to receiving, put away, scanning, picking, labeling, packing, assembly of cartons, and cleaning work areas.

Most typically, you will pick product (optical frames, lenses and contact lenses), put them into boxes on a cart for shipping, and then replace inventory. A wrist scanner will let you know what to do and where to go next. You will work on several different teams as needed. Below is a sampling of responsibilities on the different teams.

Receiving/put away will include:
  • Putting lenses in correct inventory locations and rotating stock
  • And more
Order selection will include:
  • Picking orders for customers and branches
  • Informing managers, supervisors or coordinators of stock-outs
  • And more
Shipping will include:
  • Verifying orders and correcting discrepancies
  • Boxing orders in correct containers or boxes with correct documentation and applying address labels
  • And more
In addition, you will perform any and all functions deemed necessary by management.

Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities. If you are hired, we'll provide a more detailed description.
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Why Join Us
More great reasons to build a career home with us.
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Professional development
In addition to an excellent training program, we offer cross-training, depending on your aptitude and interest. History shows that strong performers can advance their careers at Essilor.

Performance incentives
On a monthly basis, you will have the opportunity to earn extra pay for meeting and exceeding performance standards -- your scanner will track your activities. In addition, we offer potential step increases at your 6-month and 12-month review, and yearly after that.

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 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; 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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To excel in this role you will establish a reputation among teammates for being reliable and prompt. One of your first big challenges will be to get to know the layout of the 300,000 foot² warehouse. Most assignments will involve standing or walking for most of the shift. It's not unusual for Associates to walk five to seven miles during a shift -- great if you're counting steps!

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 environment. In addition, in order to be an outstanding Stock Services Associate, you will:
  • Maintain a strong commitment to safety, including keeping workspaces clean and orderly
  • Bring a proactive approach to learning and getting up to speed quickly
  • Achieve goals independently and also contribute as a team player
  • Pay close attention to details and also understand the bigger picture
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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 bbourne@engage2excel.com.