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Clerk I - 1st Shift
MN - Sauk Rapids

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Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Essilor of America
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Enjoy Excellent Training, Career Opportunities, a Great Culture, Competitive Pay and Great Benefits 

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 -- including cross-training -- to help you build a successful career home.
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance.
  • Earn a competitive wage and comprehensive benefits in an upbeat, collaborative culture.
  • 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.

Improving Lives By Improving Sight. Essilor of America, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of eyeglass lenses in the United States, employs more than 8,000 people and operates the largest and most comprehensive optical laboratory network in the US 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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Take Your Career to the Next Level at a Growing Global Industry Leader Driven by Strong Values

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 Clerk opportunity, you will have:
  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • High mechanical / technical aptitude.
  • 1+ years of related work experience, such as in manufacturing / data entry / order entry; experience in lab settings is preferred but not required.
  • A methodical approach and the ability to follow SOPs.
  • The ability to meet measurable standards in a dynamic production environment.
  • Depth perception and manual dexterity.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational abilities.
  • Attention to detail.
  • An accountable and self-motivated work ethic.
You need to know:
  • This position requires that you may stand and walk for the duration of any shift.
  • You'll work with and around chemicals.
  • Your work area may be wet and/or dirty and or have a strong smell.
  • This role is in a cleanroom environment.
  • You should be willing and able to work overtime as needed.
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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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We have opportunities for Clerks in the following areas.

Data Clerk

As a Data Entry Clerk, you will work in the order entry area where you will be inputting manual orders into the system. You will focus heavily on data entry. This is a role that will require excellent attention to detail and the ability to follow multiple processes and technical steps throughout a structured process. We plan to cross-train in the future so that you may work in multiple areas.

Mailroom/Shipping/Stockroom Clerk

As the Mailroom, Shipping or Stockroom Clerk, your primary focus will be to prepare completed jobs for shipping to the correct customers. It’s important to note that the duties in this position are usually repetitive, requiring limited analysis and use of individual judgment. Specific duties will include:
  • Scanning trays to prepare invoices
  • Matching invoices numerically to tray number
  • Wrapping finished jobs and sorting numerically by specific account number
  • Closing boxes with appropriate labels for shipping
You will be expected to meet a daily quota that will be outlined by your supervisor.

Senior Purchasing Clerk

Reporting to the Maintenance and Facilities Manager, you will complete all purchasing and ordering of parts and equipment to maintain our machinery, and for some operations consumables. You’ll also spend some time assisting with maintenance shop administrative functions, such as running reports, issuing work orders, etc. In addition to your manager, the team has two reliability engineers and three maintenance techs per shift.

Your key goals will be to maintain inventory accuracy, ensure we’re not out of stock for critical parts or consumables, help set up and run the CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System), and work with vendors, including researching alternative vendors or negotiating for cost savings. On a day-to-day basis, you’ll evaluate inventory and look at turns, making recommendations for slow-moving inventory, and about possible additions to preventative maintenance based on parts that are commonly replaced.
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Why Join Us
More great reasons to build a career home with us.
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Influence processes
We'll welcome your ideas and suggestions as we establish best practices that can be duplicated in other locations around the world.

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.

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. You'll also learn the cultural nuances of working 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, 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 we have established processes and procedures, we are also taking advantage of the new facility launch to drive improvements. 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 Clerk , 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.
  • 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 jemyr.agosto@essilorusa.com.