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Essilor of America Coating Manager in Baltimore, Maryland

Essilor of America, Inc. (Essilor), is the leading manufacturer and wholesaler of prescription lenses in the United States.

We are currently seeking a Coating Manager at our Baltimore location.


Essilor is an international company and the leading provider of eyeglass lenses in the world. Our mission is improving lives by improving sight, and we work every day to bring good vision to the 4.5 billion people around the globe in need of visual correction. Our products such as Varilux®, Crizal® and Transitions® are available in more than 130 countries and are worn by one billion people daily. Essilor of America and its subsidiary, Essilor Laboratories of America, Inc., employ more than 7,000 in the U.S. and own the largest and most comprehensive optical laboratory network in the U.S.


As the Coating Manager you will oversee and direct the activities of the coating department within Chesapeake Optical Lab – Baltimore, MD. You will also support a group of 45+ employees across 3 shifts, to ensure production goals are met, and standard procedures are being documented and followed.

In particular, you can expect to:

  • Be responsible for the daily production throughout the Coating department.

  • Manage projects to improve processes throughout the department for the purpose of improving production and quality levels.

  • Work with lab management and HR to staff the coating department.

  • Participate in the hiring, orientation and training of new coating personnel.

  • Evaluate performance of employees, and discipline employees according to company policy as needed. Train coating employees on new processes or to improve skills.

  • Maintain performance records on employees, routinely communicates performance to employees and coaches employees on methods and techniques for improving performance, including reviewing time records.

  • Schedule coating employees work time and vacation time.

  • Maintain department budget including labor and equipment costs.

  • Assist in analyzing and recommending the purchase of new equipment for the coating department as needed.

  • Analyze problems that arise and determine actions that will minimize the problems, decrease costs and/or improve yields, recommend changes to Production Manager and, upon approval, implements those changes.

  • Assure that all safety standards are maintained in the work area.

  • Perform other duties as required.

To be successful, you will need:

  • 4-year degree in chemical engineering field with proven on the job experience working in a production environment.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the engineering field & minimum 5 years’ experience in management field

  • Previous optical experience in a lab production environment.

  • Previous experience leading 25 or more employees.

  • Strong planning, communication and organizing skills a must.

  • Demonstrated competence in supervisory skills: motivating employees to meet performance goals, strong communication skills, comfortable with coaching and training individuals and teams.

  • Working knowledge of personal computers; user computer skills including use of e-mail, word processing and spreadsheet applications.

  • Willing to work flexible hours to meet production goals.

As part of our team, you’ll enjoy:

  • Improving lives by improving sight

  • Being part of a large global organization

  • Comprehensive health coverage

  • 401(k) match and Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • Unlimited Vacation

Essilor of America and/or its subsidiaries is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans. Essilor of America and/or its subsidiaries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.