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Training Coordinator
OH - Columbus


Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Essilor of America
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Grow your skills in a new, leading-edge facility at a mission-driven global industry leader

If you have training experience in production environments along with strong organizational skills, this position offers you some great opportunities. You will:
  • Make an impact by providing new hire, technical and other training to some 300 (and growing) associates on all three shifts. You'll also have some input on curriculum development. Quick question for you - click here
  • Join the team at Bell Optical in a new, state-of-the-art facility that is one of the largest labs in Essilor's nationwide network.
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance at a company committed to promoting employee development.
  • Come on board at an exciting and dynamic time. Our 2018 merger with Luxottica has given us an unmatched global footprint in the eyewear industry, and is driving positive change.
  • Join an organization driven by a threefold mission: Improving lives by improving sight, Innovating for better vision, and Reaching the 2.7 billion underserved.
Improving Lives By Improving Sight. Essilor of America, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of eyeglass lenses in the United States, employs more than 10,000 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, and we ranked #62 out of 700 corporations awarded the title "Diversity Leader 2020" by the Financial Times.
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Make Your Mark Supporting Hundreds of Associates While Building a Progressive Career Home

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 Training Coordinator opportunity, you will have:
  • 2+ years’ experience in training and development, including production environments.
  • Optical/optometry experience is strongly preferred.
  • The ability to perform data entry accurately.
  • A high school diploma; an associate's degree is strongly preferred. Quick question for you - click here
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office is preferred.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing is a plus.
Just as important will be the following competencies and characteristics:
  • A positive attitude and patience with new team members.
  • An outgoing personality and the ability to interact and communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organization.
  • Solid organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to document and follow through on project plans.
Important: This is not a 9 to 5 job. You'll need to be flexible in order to work with people on the first, second and third shifts. For the most part you'll work Monday through Friday, but you also will need to work on Saturdays as needed.

The work environment characteristics & physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The lab environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals. Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.
  • You will need to be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to sit, stand, walk; use hands to handle or feel, and talk or hear; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, climb or crawl.
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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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You will report to and partner with the Master Trainer to facilitate and coordinate training programs for new and existing employees. Responsibilities will include leading technical training classes, mentoring production trainers, record keeping in accordance with our quality management system (QMS), and evaluation of learning programs in alignment with company priorities.

For the most part, you will train lab technicians in various production areas. You'll partner with associates who also are certified trainers and coaches. In many cases, they will deliver training, and in other cases, you will. An important responsibility will be documenting training, including distributing it and getting appropriate sign-offs.

More specifically, you will:
  • Coordinate and deliver new hire onboarding classes. Quick question for you - click here
  • Serve as subject matter expert for technical skills (Lensometer, ANSI, Inspection, etc.).
  • Mentor production trainers on proper delivery of Learning Organized for Tomorrow (LOFT) training programs.
  • Assist in the development of classroom training content, which includes working with documents and developing activities to enhance learning.
  • Maintain schedule of training courses and submit required notification to attendees.
  • Prepare and set up classroom environments.
  • Handle administrative tasks such as creating and updating records for each training course.
  • Conduct follow-up audits of all completed training to evaluate and measure effectiveness.
  • Learn LOFT programs and help guide trainers through initial learning activities.
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Why Join Us
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Professional development
We are looking for a professional with the bandwidth to grow along with the team and the company. Other companies may pigeonhole employees, but we are proactive about providing opportunities to gain exposure to and pursue opportunities in multiple areas, including finance, operations and others.

Great environment
You will join a team that includes dedicated, sharp and mutually supportive professionals. Our culture is entrepreneurial and fresh, backed by 170 years of success. You'll also be part of the global talent organization.

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 compensation
In addition to a competitive salary 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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Road to Success
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Your training skills will be essential, but just as important will be the interpersonal skills to work effectively with people in multiple areas. You'll spend some time at a desk, but you should expect to be out on the production floor interacting with supervisors and trainers, as well as with the lab techs.

The pace here is fast and change happens frequently at Essilor. Those who excel here truly enjoy the dynamic environment and remain agile and able to pivot. You also should be highly organized and able to multitask. In addition, to be an outstanding Training Coordinator, you will:
  • Combine analytical skills with creativity in solving problems.
  • Achieve goals independently and also contribute as a team player.
  • Keep a constant eye out for ways to improve processes and efficiencies.
  • Develop and maintain strong skills in influencing and motivating others
  • Pay close attention to details while also grasping the big 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 rachael.powell@essilorusa.com.