Title:  Global Process Engineer

Global Process Engineer


Company Overview:     

Transitions Optical has been pioneering and leading the photochromic industry for more than 25 years. We are part of the EssilorLuxottica Group and we are all about living Seamlessly. That’s what our products enable, whether it’s changing from light to dark without breaking stride. Or the freedom of using a product that’s so perfect for you that you forget you’re even wearing it. It’s what our company does. Whether that’s through innovating in both style and technology, together, seamlessly. Or through marrying the start-up spirit with the heavyweight power of the global leader.


There are people who can see the future. There are people who can build it. And there are people who can do both. We’re looking for the latter.



Location:  Laguna, Philippines    

Reporting Line:  Core Technology Team


Job Purpose


As a key member of the GE team, the primary responsibility of this role will be to support the GE activities, in Transitions Global Operations, in Philippines. The role will include supporting the start-up of new products, new manufacturing lines and platforms, and standardised equipment upgrades identified through continuous improvement initiatives, LIFE principles and sharing of best practices. 


Key Responsibilities of the Role

  • Complete Industrializations related to new product introductions in TOPI, across TB and Imbibed Technology.  These will be completed in accordance with the standardized process to ensure timely and problem free introduction of new products, Product extensions and imposed formulation changes to the sites.
  • Communication to key stakeholders on Industrialization project status.  
  • Work in partnership with the Global team of Industrialization engineers to identify opportunities for improvement in the industrialization process, to further optimize and improve the robustness whilst supporting the drive to lean the total time to market.
  • The role will be a key point of contact for exchanges with the RD teams for new product introductions, continuous improvement changes, business continuity, regulatory related changes & customer complaint technical questions.  In addition, they will be required to work with the agile development team, and support the agile development of new products in TOPI.
  • Support GE Equipment development team on Line Equipment start up projects to ensure the successful installation and start-up of the line in a timely, quality compliant and safe manner.
  • Coordinate and drive the Global Imbibed Team and the Global IMB yield.
  • Become a member and support the Global Trans-Bonded Team and Yield improvement efforts.
  • Co-ordinate best practice sharing and  implementation of new process and/or equipment improvements on Trans-Bonded and Imbibed  core technology in conjunction with plant management (Engineering, Production, Logistics and Quality)
  • Provide regular comparative reports on the Yield results, impact of changes and implementation results achieved as well as propose the path forward or next steps to senior management.
  • Provides support to site Engineers in resolving machine issues, chronic defect (product and process) and process control issues.
  • Provide support to the ongoing production process on location.
  • Support local engineers on projects and process improvements to improve operations KPI’S eg yields, throughput, cost
  • Use Statistical analysis to determine the impact of changes, driving data based decision making.  Generation of Design of Experiments (DoE) & interpretation of data to support process improvement work will be required.



Key Requirements (Education and Experience)

  • Degree in Engineering, or equivalent experience is required.
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in operations and technical positions
  • Demonstrated track record and proven ability to manage process technical details.
  • Knowledgeable in process problem solving tools
  • Experienced in using Microsoft Office packages.
  • Experience with Statistical software applications and tools would be an advantage.
  • An interest & willingness to travel to other Transitions sites.
  • The incumbent must be able to effectively convey complex technical issues to a non-technical audience.
  • The incumbent must possess the ability to translate process requirements into written instructions that are easily understood by people whose first language is not English.
  • An overall mechanical aptitude & familiarity with equipment workings is advantageous.
  • Strong critical thinking & problem solving ability.
  • Good communication and training skills across different cultures.



Transversal Responsibilities

  • All employees have a responsibility to contribute to the Group’s sustainability and in doing so ensure that we can continue to fulfil our mission.
  • All business decisions and actions must serve and be in line with the Group’s sustainability goals and mission.
  • An employee must abide by the legal compliance policy in the performing of his/her duties.



Success Factors


  • Manages complexity
  • Drive change
  • Focus on Results
  • Builds strong internal/external working relationships at all organization levels
  • Influences decisions and actions
  • Understand the market and Transitions’ strategic direction
  • Act with the long term perspective
  • Understand and work effectively in the diverse cultural environment of Transitions’ operations