Sandblaster - 3rd Shift
MD - Baltimore

Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons you owe it to yourself to consider aligning your career with Essilor of America.
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**$1,000 sign-on bonus for 2nd and 3rd shifts**

Enjoy excellent training, advancement opportunities, great culture, and competitive pay and benefits

If you combine technical aptitude with attention to detail and the motivation to learn and grow professionally, this position offers you several compelling opportunities. 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; we are committed to hiring from within whenever possible.
  • Join a collaborative, motivated team in an upbeat, mission-driven environment.
  • 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 competitive pay and first rate benefits.
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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Step up your career with a growing global industry leader

The Requirements
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To be a good fit for the Sandblaster opportunity, you will have:
  • A high school diploma or GED.
  • Experience in production/manufacturing environments is preferred, but we will train you.
  • Good communication skills, with the ability to communicate with personnel at all levels of the organization.
  • The ability to:
    • Read, write and perform basic math.
    • Complete assigned tasks in an accurate and timely manner and detect and resolve problems in the performance of those tasks.
    • Lift/move 10 - 35 lbs. over 80% of the time.
    • Acquire and maintain a detailed understanding of product, process and equipment.
    • Work around chemicals.
  • Basic computer proficiency and a basic understanding of Windows environments.
In addition, you will need:
  • A collaborative approach.
  • The ability to:
    • Hold yourself to high standards.
    • Work with little to no supervision.
    • Has ability to work safely.
    • Meet or exceed all quality standards.
    Attention to detail.
You need to know:
  • You may work with and around chemicals.
  • The role may require sitting and/or standing for extended periods.
  • You'll need to be able to lift and move up to 15 lbs. to waist height on a regular basis.
  • We are customer driven, so we'll look to you to be flexible about working overtime as needed, possibly including weekends.
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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 operate sandblasting equipment to remove anti-reflective coating from interior shields and chamber parts. This will include:
  • Supporting changeout of chamber parts and maintaining “clean” inventory of chamber parts to prevent chamber downtime.
  • Operating and starting chamber cycles, opening chambers and removing sectors for flipping and/or de-ring.
  • Supporting routine care of dip coat racks and carriers to prevent build-up and the unwanted transference of coating and other chemicals.
More specifically, you will:
  • Sandblast chamber parts.
  • Perform machine set up with shields and other parts.
  • Perform parts changeout.
  • Perform basic preventative maintenance, such as deep chamber cleaning.
  • Maintain your work area and equipment in a neat, clean, orderly fashion.
  • Perform quality checks as needed.
  • Support maintenance of inventory of all related consumables.
  • Perform all necessary minor maintenance of sandblasting.
  • Support attainment of all departmental goals for productivity, quality, safety and service.
  • Demonstrate and utilize continuous improvement techniques to exceed minimum standards.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of discipline, integrity and work ethic.
  • Perform other duties as required.
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
More good reasons to build a career home with 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. We're committed to ensuring you thrive here, and history shows that strong performers can advance their careers at Essilor.

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. 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 benefits
We offer an exceptional mix of 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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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 excel in this role, you will:
  • 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.
  • Remain flexible and adaptable as processes change.
  • Maintain a clean, orderly and safe workspace.
  • Bring a commitment to our mission and goals.
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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