Title:  Engineering Manager

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.




Lead a team that applies its expertise and knowledge to develop, implement and maintain methods and processes in the manufacturing of prescription lenses. Using your technical expertise, you and your team will support the St. Cloud, MN sites by estimating manufacturing cost, determining time standards, and making recommendations for tooling and process requirements of new or existing product lines. You will lead the strategic direction and initiatives that identify cost reduction and yield improvement opportunities.




  • People management
  • Manage all engineering change notices and new product release
  • Lead continuous improvement and process engineering teams
  • Perform Risk management activities
  • Strategic planning
  • Customer consulting
  • Coordinate productivity improvement projects
  • Resource planning
  • Cost improvement analysis
  • Drive technical advances

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 10+ years of Manufacturing experience
  • 5+ years of manufacturing engineering leadership


  • Manufacturing experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to develop networks and build relationships
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to balance priorities
  • Able to influence changes that positively impact production
  • Significant experience of leading technical teams
  • Significant experience in manufacturing engineering
  • Product discipline of mechanical or component experience
  • Ability to lead, motivate, develop, and mentor others

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics & physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The Lab environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to sit, stand, walk; use hands to handle or feel, and talk or hear; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, climb or crawl.



Qualified and eligible employees who wish to apply for an internal posted position must review the job description to ensure that all qualifications are met.  Generally, in order to be eligible for a department, facility or global transfer, you must have been in your current position for a minimum of 

​six months and you must notify your direct manager of application.