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Research and Development Engineer - Plastics

Company: Essilor
Location: Dudley
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Make Your Mark as Part of the Global R&D Engineering Team at a Mission-Driven Industry Leader

Grow your knowledge of polymer lenses and work with state-of-the-art research equipment
If you have engineering experience and a passion for hands-on experimentation, the role of Research and Development Engineer - Plastics offers you some very compelling opportunities. You will:


  • Share ideas and insights with engineers from diverse backgrounds as part of a global engineering team developing the next generation of premium polymer optical lenses
  • Take advantage of advanced R&D instruments and analytical tools in our lab; we are collocated with a production facility, so you can work at production scale when necessary
  • Expand your knowledge of the complex art and science of producing lenses through injection molding, which involves quality monitoring throughout the process
  • Keep your skills fresh through regular training and professional development; several members of this team have 15+ years of experience and we value knowledge sharing
  • Build a career home at a global industry leader driven by a threefold mission: Improving lives by improving sight, innovating for better vision, and reaching the 2.7 billion underserved

    Improving Lives by Improving Sight. Essilor of America, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of eyeglass lenses in the United States, employs more than 10,000 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 ranked #62 out of 700 corporations awarded the title "Diversity Leader 2020" by the Financial Times, and has been on Forbes' list of the World's 100 Most Innovative Companies every year from 2010 until 2018, when Forbes discontinued that list.

    The Role
    Essilor is seeking a dynamic Engineer to fill this experienced level role to work on innovative processes, equipment, and materials at our Gentex Optics lab. This position will report to the Senior Scientist and will have the opportunity to work within a rich and diverse resource team collaborating with others in R&D, Engineering, Operations, vendors, etc., located in our Research and Development facility in Dudley, Massachusetts.

    The Requirements
    To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer. In addition, to be a good fit for the Research and Development Engineer - Plastics opportunity, you will have:


    • A bachelor?s degree in an Engineering discipline; equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
    • Driven to complete projects on time using high-quality standards and with a get-it-done discipline
    • Ability to document process and experimental results with proper lab notebook entries, technical memos, and presentations
    • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional working groups, skill levels and expertise in a global environment
    • Demonstrate a spirit of innovation, a willingness to suggest and the ability to support the implementation of modifications of existing equipment and processes used in the innovation process


      A few more great reasons to join our team.
      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.



      Truly living our values

      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. We also are committed to robust standards for environmental sustainability



      EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Keywords: Essilor, Worcester , Research and Development Engineer - Plastics, Other , Dudley, Massachusetts

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