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Do you have a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience?
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Maintenance Supervisor - 1st Shift
NY - Long Island


Opportunity Snapshot
Oversee maintenance, facilities, janitorial, and safety, and build a long-term career with the leading U.S. manufacturer of optical lenses.
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Lead the maintenance team and create processes that reduce downtime.

If you combine technical maintenance knowledge and skill in a fast-paced production facility with the ability to coach and motivate a team to meet performance goals and excel through teamwork, the role of Maintenance Supervisor could be your perfect fit. You will:
  • Spotlight your technical skills and supervisory talent in a mission-critical role. Work with a strong and collaborative team and oversee a variety of processes and machines. Your successes will be noticed in this high-visibility position.
  • Develop your skills working on our different machines, and learn and grow as a professional when you oversee a team of three direct reports as well as contracted janitorial employees.
  • Earn a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits in an upbeat, collaborative culture with a supportive management team.
  • 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.
  • Prove yourself in this role and you can continue to advance your career with Essilor here in New York, or at locations across North America and the globe.
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 in a high-impact, hands-on supervisory role

The Requirements
Strong manufacturing maintenance skills including mechanical, electrical, and electronic equipment, and experience supervising a small team
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To be a strong fit for the Maintenance Supervisor opportunity, you will have:
  • A minimum of 5 years of management and hands-on experience in maintenance and supervision within a manufacturing industry 
  • Experience in a variety of manufacturing and maintenance environments, with a background of mechanical, electrical, and electronic equipment, and technical hands-on maintenance skills, including:
    • The ability to read and interpret schematic diagrams
    • Skill in the use of electrical test equipment, i.e. Volt meter and Amp meter
    • Some welding experience to complete equipment maintenance
    • The ability to learn complex equipment function
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to handle projects and serve as the focal point for communications between multiple departments/facilities
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent organizational skills and the drive and sense of urgency to complete assignments in a timely way
  • Training in and experience with safety and chemical handling
  • Strong teamwork skills and the ability to work well with others
  • The ability to lift 80 lbs to waist height and 20 lbs over your head
Preferred but not required:
  • A degree in engineering or business management would be a plus
  • Optical industry experience, including a background in Vacuum Coating and surfacing machines, would be helpful
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The Role
Direct the activities of the maintenance team, coaching and training them to ensure uptime goals are met and standard procedures are followed and documented.
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Reporting to the General Manager, you will run the maintenance department, with responsibility for the proper and safe operation of all physical plant, mechanical, electrical, electronic equipment, janitorial functions and grounds maintenance for this 2-floor facility, with 400 square feet per floor. This includes direct supervision of three maintenance team members, as well as oversight of the contractors who complete janitorial services.

You’ll be a hands-on manager, spending about half of your time on management tasks and the other half completing technical tasks as the only Maintenance Technician during day shift. You’ll complete preventative maintenance (PM) planning, as well as doing the technical aspects of the maintenance, troubleshooting, managing inventory, and ensuring the completion of all Environmental Health & Safety tasks.

It will be important to stay on top of maintenance to keep the facility running, so part of your role will be to design a PM program that reduces machine downtime. There are no spare machines, so maintenance must be completed quickly, precisely, and with a sense of urgency to keep the lines up and running. You'll also work on building the teamwork of your employees, leading and motivating your team for maximum productivity while maintaining an atmosphere of respect and a positive customer service attitude.

Some of your specific tasks will be to:
  • Oversee the day-to-day maintenance of the facility and equipment for both the coating center and lab operations specific to our industry.
  • Supervise and instruct maintenance team. Participate in recruitment and training of new team members.
  • Provide technical support to production supervisors for process innovation and improvement.
  • Maintain close communication with lab management and lab supervisors.
  • Perform and direct all work in accordance with established safety procedures. Inspect completed work for conformance with requirement of local building and safety codes.
  • Estimate time and material cost on mechanical, electrical and building projects. Responsible for managing and controlling maintenance budget and costs, and for collecting data to analyze maintenance cost efficiencies.
  • Coordinate bidding for subcontract work.
  • Identify and order the necessary spare and replacement parts.
  • Review lab up-time trends to identify significant opportunities for improvement and major causes of unscheduled downtime and spoilage/breakage.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of lab preventative and predictive maintenance activity in reducing unscheduled downtime and recommend actions to enhance maintenance effectiveness.
  • Investigate major reliability issues in concert with operations, technical support, contractors and vendors concerning safety and GMP problems and recommend solutions.
  • Supervise technicians over a two-shift operation and maintain all required preventive maintenance scheduling and records.
  • Establish and maintain safety, housekeeping, and Hazcom training programs.
  • Maintain parts inventory and purchasing control.
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 us.
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Make an impact
Maintenance is the core of our lab. When you do your job well, production moves smoothly and efficiently. And, since you will touch every area of the plant, especially on the production side, you’ll work closely with and get to know many team members. If you're a strong leader with a sense of urgency and you know how to drive forward for results, you’ll be a great fit here!

Training & support
The person currently in the role will be leaving in a few months, so depending on when you are hired you may have time to train directly with him. Even if you don’t, however, we will take the time to set you up for success in the role. We all support each other here. You’ll be working closely with the other managers in the facility who can help answer your questions or lend a hand when needed, and you’ll do the same for them.

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, 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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Road to Success
Find out what it takes to excel in this role.
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You’ll need strong technical knowledge to complete your hands-on tasks. But just as important will be your positive attitude and ability to fit in with, support, direct, and motivate the team. To excel in this role you’ll need to be willing and able to make decisions without a lot of hand-holding, driving your area forward with a sense of urgency.

However, our ideal candidate will also have a good customer service attitude. You’re there to support production, which may sometimes require dropping what you’re working on and prioritizing needs out on the floor. You’ll also need to be a strong communicator, able to act as a communications hub for people from different departments as needed to get the job done.
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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 rachael.powell@essilorusa.com.