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Process Engineering Group Leader
Remote - TX, Dallas

Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to align your career with Essilor of America.
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Join an Industry Leader & Manage Projects for the Techno Club -- a Group of Experts Driving Regional Coating Process Improvements Across a Network of Optical Labs

If you combine a background in process or industrial engineering with outstanding communication and influencing skills and the ability to effectively lead cross-functional process improvement teams, this role offers you some compelling advantages. You will:
  • Make an impact in a critical role on the Techno Club Team by ensuring coating processes are in place and executed to efficiently meet and exceed targets and deliver operational excellence. 
  • Enjoy wide visibility as you work with production leaders, engineers and others across the organization in a combined effort to drive regional improvements and manage change.
  • Work in a family-oriented environment with a supportive team where we help each other learn, grow, and succeed. People like working here, as demonstrated by our high number of long-tenured employees.
  • Highlight your skills and talent to take on additional challenges and continue to advance your career with Essilor, on the Techno Club Team or in other roles across North America and the globe. 
  • Join a stable and growing global organization. Our recent merger with Luxottica has made us the world's largest player in the eyewear industry.
This is a remote role requiring travel, primarily to various labs, approximately one week per month (25%). The ideal candidate will be located near one of our production facilities in Dallas, TX, Baltimore MD, Columbus, OH, or St. Cloud, MN.  We will also consider candidates in other locations with access to a major airport. Quick question for you - click here

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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Leverage Your Process Engineering & Leadership Skills to Drive Improvements Across the U.S.

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 Engineering Group Leader opportunity, you will have:
  • A bachelor's degree in Process or Industrial Engineering or similar, relevant field  Quick question for you - click here
  • 10 years of experience in similar industries or technologies (i.e. the optical industry, lab setting, and/or lens coating technologies); automated manufacturing process experience is preferred  Quick question for you - click here
  • 2-3 years of leadership experience, including leading and influencing cross-functional teams
  • A high level of demonstrated technical proficiency and aptitude with the ability to extract and take advantage of data to drive conclusions and define needs (i.e., problem-solving skills, scientific methodology, statistical analysis, etc.)
  • Strong computer proficiency including an understanding of Microsoft Office Suite products, Gmail, and statistical software tools, as well as the ability to learn other platforms as needed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to work and communicate effectively in a team and multicultural environment
  • The ability to work effectively with all members of working groups, with a variety of skill levels and expertise
  • The ability to work independently and as a team member to accomplish objectives
  • The ability to multi-task, prioritize, and demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making skills
  • Laboratory Operations experience preferred, preferably involving process management; coating experience is highly preferred
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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 join the Techno Club -- a permanent group of experts in their fields who work together for the improvement of given industrial processes and their implementation across a regional network of industrial optical labs in the U.S. in order to achieve operational excellence and BSC targets such as quality, first-pass yield, equipment efficiency ration, lead time, and more.

Reporting to the Techno Club Leader seated in Dallas, as Process Engineering Group Leader, you will work with R&D, engineers on the team and in production facilities, production managers and other experts, serving as the communications hub and project manager driving process improvements and standardization for all coating processes. Quick question for you - click here Project teams typically have 6-10 members, some of whom are shared resources. While you won't have direct authority over team members, you will be responsible for keeping projects moving through your strong communication skills, technical understanding, and by influencing without formal authority. As part of your specific tasks, you will:
  • Manage the Techno Club Group in the US for all coating processes
  • Share best practices on industrial performance
  • Ensure standardization and versioning of PCPs & SOPs
  • Contribute to GE road map
  • Define laboratory and workshop priorities and actions, closely working with GE on relative technical priorities
  • Define training needs, cascade-up and organize technical training with the support of GE
  • Close feedback and communication with GE on process/techno/standards
  • Process standardization - GE version will be the target
  • Provide efficiency of support (Industrial project, NPI...)
  • Industrial indicators of each lab (Yield, EER, CpK, water-saving, unit consumable consumption, etc.)
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
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Autonomy and support
You'll have the autonomy to take ownership of your role and excel. At the same time, our long-tenured team includes dedicated, smart and mutually supportive professionals who will be there to answer questions, provide suggestions, and help as needed. 

High visibility
Experience with coating technology is a high-demand niche, so learning all there is to know about this area will be a resume builder that you can leverage to grow your career. As part of our Techno Club Group, you will be in an excellent position to build a network and be noticed by people across the organization.

Professional Development
Essilor is a large, diverse company with plenty of excellent career path opportunities, both within the Global Engineering Group and across the organization in other departments around the world. Though you could be happy and challenged in this role for years to come, success here will create plenty of connections across the organization which will open opportunities for your career.

Great environment
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 on a multicultural team 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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Road to Success
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While your technical expertise will be essential in this role, your communication skills will be equally important as you serve as the driving force and communications hub for all the project players. You should be just as comfortable communicating up to your supervisor as you are communicating with the machine operators and others on the production floor. Add to that, your attention to detail, a data-driven approach and the ability to manage change, and you'll bring the skills and knowledge you'll need for success. We'll ensure you have the tools and training to meet the demands of your role and thrive.

In addition, in order to be an outstanding Process Engineering Group Leader, you will have:
  • A continuous improvement mindset and the ability to manage change
  • The ability to influence without direct authority
  • Ability to build relationships and gain buy-in
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-growth environment
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • A positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Integrative, transparency, openness, respect and honesty
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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.