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Tinter - 1st Shift
MN - Sauk Rapids

Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider building a career home with Essilor of America.
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Technical aptitude, attention to detail and the motivation to learn and grow professionally. If this describes you, consider aligning your career with Essilor. You will:
  • Enjoy strong training; optical experience is preferred, but whether you have it or not, we'll set you up for success. 
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance; this is a great role if you have management aspirations, and we are committed to hiring from within whenever possible.
  • Enjoy the stability and resources of a growing global organization -- our recent combination with Luxottica has made us the world's largest player in the eyewear industry.
  • Earn a competitive wage -- with regular evaluations that can result in merit increases -- and first-rate benefits that include all you would expect, as well as some pleasant surprises.
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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Jumpstart Your Career at a Growing Global Industry Leader -- We Provide Excellent Training

The Requirements
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To be a good fit for the Tinter opportunity, you will have:
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is preferred.
  • 2-5 years of work experience, preferably in a production environment. Optical lab experience would be ideal. Quick question for you - click here
  • Technical aptitude, and the ability to work with fine detail.
  • Dependability and reliability.
  • The ability to:
    • Work independently, with minimal supervision.
    • Read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
    • Write short correspondence.
    • Communicate effectively in a team environment.
    • Perform basic addition and subtraction.
    • Understand decimal numerical sequencing.
    • Multi-task and prioritize.
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills.
You need to know:
  • This position requires that you stand and walk for the duration of any shift.
  • You'll need to use close vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • You'll work with and around chemicals. We'll provide personal protective equipment (PPE), but the work area does get wet and dirty.
  • You'll need to be able to lift and move up to 20 lbs. to waist height on a regular basis.
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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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Your primary focus will be to accurately tint all lenses going through the tinting department. Duties in this position are usually repetitive, requiring analysis and use of individual judgment. Specific duties for this position include ensuring that tint baths have proper temperature, following job specifications for tint instructions/color, and ensuring color consistency.

More specifically, you will:
  • Review work ticket instructions and tint lenses accordingly.
  • Place required lenses on metal trays and put them in the oven. When complete, you'll remove them from the oven and sort them into trays.
  • Receive and sort trays appropriately.
  • Mark and spot lenses for gradient tints.
  • Remove all markings from lenses prior to tinting.
  • Check lenses to ensure color and intensity match.
Additional responsibilities will include:
  • Preparing UV and tint baths as appropriate, making sure that tint baths are at the appropriate temperature.
  • Performing other duties within the tinting department or other areas as assigned.
  • Maintaining a clean and organized work environment.
  • Observing all company policies, rules, and safety practices.
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 Join Us
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Professional development
Our in-house training program will acquaint you with our culture and business, as well as your role. You'll spend time in classroom sessions and also shadow a coach. We're committed to ensuring you thrive at Essilor.

Career options
History shows that strong performers can advance their careers at Essilor. Success in this position could set you up to advance to a lead role, or pursue opportunities in other production areas.

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.

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.

Potential merit raises
We want to see you excel, and we're ready to motivate and reward you. We offer performance-based merit raises at each performance review. For new employees, that occurs at 45 days and again at 90 days. After that, performance reviews are annual.

Excellent benefits
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.
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Road to Success
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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 production environment. In addition, in order to be an outstanding Tinter, you will:
  • Maintain a strong commitment to safe work practices.
  • Bring a proactive approach to learning and getting up to speed quickly.
  • Support our commitment to getting Quality Right the First Time.
  • Achieve goals independently and also contribute as a team player.
  • Manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively in a fast-paced production environment.
  • Remain flexible and adaptable as processes change.
  • Maintain a clean, orderly and safe workspace.
  • Bring a commitment to our mission and goals.
As with all lab personnel, we'll expect you to perform all duties according to the established standards and in compliance with all company policies and procedures. You also will need to maintain regular, prompt attendance and remain available for overtime as needed
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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.