Lab Technician I or II - 1st Shift
CA - North Hollywood

Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider a career with Essilor of America
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Enjoy an upbeat culture, competitive pay, great benefits, advancement opportunities and more

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
Find out what it takes to thrive in this role.
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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 Lab Technician I or II opportunity, you will have:
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is preferred.
  • Experience in a production environments. Optical lab experience would be ideal.
  • Technical aptitude, and the ability to work with fine detail. Experience with art and/or crafting, professionally or as a hobby, can be helpful.
  • Dependability and reliability.
  • The ability to:
    • Work independently, with minimal supervision.
    • 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 15 to 25 lbs. to waist height on a regular basis.
In addition to following a safety-first approach, we are currently observing COVID-19 protocols to ensure the health and safety of visitors and employees. That means you will need to wear a face covering if and when you interview. For employees, we provide masks, perform daily temperature checks and follow social distancing.
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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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Role Overview

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.
Keys to Success

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 Lab Technician - Finishing, 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.
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 great 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.

Strong team
You will join a team that includes dedicated, smart and mutually supportive professionals who come to work with a positive attitude, and who enjoy working together. We are looking for someone who can fit in well, and who is willing to step in and help as needed.

Great environment
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 compensation
In addition to competitive compensation, we offer an exceptional mix of first-rate benefits, including medical, dental and vision plans; a 401(k) plan with company match; 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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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