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Essilor of America Maintenance Technician III in Baltimore, Maryland

Maintenance Technician III

MD - Baltimore

Opportunity Snapshot

Top reasons you owe it to yourself to consider aligning your career with Essilor of America.

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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 this opportunity, you will have:

  • An AA degree or 2-year college degree in electronics, or equivalent experience in electronic maintenance and repair.

  • 2 to 5+ years of working experience in a technical or mechanical trade.

  • Experience with machinery helpful.

  • Optical background helpful.

  • Must have electrical background.

  • Must have working knowledge of electronics and electrical wiring.

  • Experience working on production equipment strongly preferred.

  • Must have previous experience working on electronic equipment.

  • Experience using and operating a computer.

  • PLC experience a plus.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Electronic training or Electrician License is preferred.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal customers.

  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude.

  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.

  • Strong problem solving skills and possess ability to trouble shoot and repair new technology Ability to meet strict deadlines.

  • Ability to lead and coordinate with others to accomplish daily outputs.

  • Requires wearing common protective or safety equipment.

  • Ability to work in close physical proximity with others.

  • Ability to navigate computer based menus and commands.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with ISO, OSHA, and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.

  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with company standards.

  • Must be physically capable of working around moving industrial machinery.

  • Must be physically capable of lifting, pushing, pulling maximum weight of 50 lbs.

  • Must be physically capable of sitting, standing, crouching, walking, reaching, climbing and squatting.

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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 be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of production equipment in our optical facility. We'll train you to operate and maintain technical computer-controlled optical machinery and equipment, and perform preventative maintenance as needed. Outstanding communication skills are essential as frequent interactions with key personnel in all departments will be required. We'll look to you to have a positive influence on others and an ability to adjust to shifting priorities.

Daily maintenance functions include:

  • Daily servicing, calibrating, troubleshooting and repair of optical machinery, including automated lens surfacing, finishing, and AR equipment, velocity coating machinery, and hard coating machinery.

  • Perform scheduled and non-scheduled production equipment maintenance.

  • Track and perform Preventative Maintenance on all equipment via PM checklists.

  • Assist supervisor in scheduling work and determining needs for equipment and supplies.

  • Provides training, work direction and guidance to Jr. Techs in maintenance department duties.

  • Conduct machine startup and shutdown daily and as needed.

  • Operate technical computer controlled machinery and equipment.

  • Diagnose electronic failures at the component level using electronic schematic diagrams.

  • Communicate with equipment vendor technicians both in writing and verbally.

  • Maintain strong working knowledge of machinery and equipment.

  • Clean machines, equipment and workspace daily and perform scheduled maintenance.

  • Fill out maintenance work orders.

  • Troubleshoot using mechanical, electrical, and electronics knowledge.

  • Calibrate new equipment as needed.

  • Perform plumbing work as needed on equipment.

  • Suggests procedure changes to improve department efficiency and safety issues.

  • Responsible for sourcing machine parts at lowest cost (i.e. Internet vs. Manufacturer).

  • Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the changing needs of the job.

  • Perform all duties in a safe manner, according to company policy and OSHA regulations, including “Lock out / Tag out”.

  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment to include light housekeeping.

  • Perform light-duty building maintenance including loading trash to dumpster, breaking down packing materials.

  • Participate in all Lean Manufacturing initiatives and daily routines.

  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor. Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures.

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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