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Process Engineer
OH - Columbus


Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Essilor of America.
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Advance your career by taking ownership of a new, high-impact role and serving as an SME to staff

If you complement your process engineering expertise with strong analytical skills and the ability to influence others, the role of Process Engineer at our growing Columbus facility offers you some compelling advantages. You will:
  • Play a critical, near ground-floor role in ensuring the processes, procedures, tools and training are in place to impact KPIs and drive improvements. 
  • Enjoy wide visibility as you work with other engineers, machine operators, lab technicians and others, and serve as an SME to the staff.
  • Enjoy strong training and mentorship from onboarding to daily interactions with the Continuous Improvement Manager and other stakeholders. Whether you come from a medical, automotive or a similar manufacturing environment, we'll ensure you have the top-notch training you need to succeed.
  • Highlight your skills, talent and ability to take on additional challenges and/or advance your career with Essilor, here in Columbus or at locations across North America and the globe. 
  • Work in a fast-paced, dynamic, growth environment. The lab has been operating for just over a year and we've doubled in size twice in that time. Volume is increasing and we're adding new equipment and lines.
  • 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 developing and improving processes at a new state-of-the-art lab

The Requirements
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To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the Process Engineer opportunity, you will have:
  • A bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Statistics, Analytics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or a related field required; a master's degree is a plus
  • 2-3 years of experience in:
    • Process engineering in a manufacturing environment  Quick question for you - click here
    • Data analytics or knowledge management related fields
  • Strong Excel skills including statistical modeling
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills; experience with root cause analysis
  • Ophthalmic lab and/or Lean experience is a plus
In addition, you will need the following competencies and characteristics:
  • Ability to influence without having direct authority
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid small and large group facilitation skills
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills
  • A hands-on approach with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-growth environment
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • A positive, team-oriented attitude
You will work days, but should be willing to flex your schedule when needed to work with personnel on other shifts, participate in Kaizen events, etc. Quick question for you - click here
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The Role
Serve as our technology SME, optimizing processes, including manual processes, primarily supporting the Finishing team.
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Opportunity Overview
Reporting to the Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager, you will be responsible for developing and improving Lab processes withing the Coating department by mining data from a variety of sources, creating actionable reports and putting in place action plans that drive efficiency and quality improvements. You will develop analytical models and interactive dashboards in order to deliver data-based solutions, as well as provide support to lab management in the form of daily analysis of a variety of throughput and quality metrics, which will help improve processes and procedures.

Role Details
As Process Engineer, you will leverage your expertise in knowledge management to aid in the development, execution, and improvement of action plans as well as knowledge retention initiatives within the entire lab operation to improve areas such as work throughput, machine uptime, machine learning, reduction of scrap and breakage, and process improvement initiatives.

You will join a team including two other process engineers, one for each of our three production departments -- Coating, where you will work, Surfacing and Finishing -- along with your supervisor and two CI engineers. As part of your specific duties, 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.
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
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Make a critical impact
You'll join us near the ground floor of our facility as we're expanding the team and continuing to develop processes. You'll have the opportunity to help build the foundation and infrastructure that will last for years to come.

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 ability to work effectively with operators and techs on the floor to influence best practices.
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In this role, your interpersonal, communication and influencing skills will be just as important as your engineering expertise. While you won't have direct reports, you will leverage strong leadership finesse to drive improvements and gain buy-in from the team. In many cases, you will help drive change, and you will need to be able to influence and motivate others to get on board. In addition, in order to be an outstanding Process Engineer, you will:
  • Consistently help the department meet KPIs
  • Manage multiple activities and priorities effectively in our fast-paced, high-volume environment
  • Combine analytical thinking with creativity in solving problems
  • Achieve goals independently and also contribute as a collaborative and supportive team player
  • Pay close attention to details while also grasping the big picture and how the details fit into it
  • Remain flexible and adaptable as priorities change
  • Bring safety awareness to all that you do
We're looking for a self-motivated professional who is eager to take on new challenges and has the drive to own his/her role and make an impact. If that describes you, and you meet our minimum requirements, we look forward to hearing from you.
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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 carolyn.currie@essilorusa.com.