Mixing & Filling Operator
UT - Salt Lake City

Opportunity Snapshot
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If you combine some production experience with an eye for detail and accuracy and the ability to work in a cleanroom environment, including wearing a respirator, the role of Mixing and Filling Operator with Specialty Lens Corporation could be your ideal position. Consider a few advantages of joining our team. You will:
  • Play an important production role as one of two operators responsible for the mixing and injection process which is key to creating high-quality lenses. You'll be able to spotlight your skill on a team where everyone's contributions are essential to the final product. 
  • Receive strong training, along with cross-training opportunities, and the chance to enhance your skills and experience.
  • Have the pride of knowing you are doing valuable work that makes a difference in people's lives by delivering the gift of vision every day.
  • Enjoy the best of both worlds -- the tight-knit, family-oriented small company environment of the Specialty Lens Corp., Salt Lake City team alongside the foundation of a global industry giant. When people join us they tend to stay. We have people who have been here 10, 20, even 30 years!
  • Join an interesting, diverse team with people from a dozen different countries. We are centrally located close to public transportation (bus and track station) and have plenty of parking. 
Specialty Lens Corporation​, an Essilor company, is based in Salt Lake City and manufactures high-quality optical lenses. 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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Play a critical production role on a strong team -- part of a global industry leader

The Requirements
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To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the Mixing & Filling Operator opportunity, you will have:
  • 1-3 years of related experience in a production environment, ideally working with chemicals  
  • Experience in a lab environment preferred; optical or inspection experience is helpful
  • A high school diploma or GED equivalent  
  • Ability to detect obvious defects
  • Ability to produce quality work at standard required quantities or above
  • Ability to understand and follow both verbal and written standard operating procedures in English
  • Basic knowledge and ability to use a computer
  • Basic math skills including precision of measurements
  • Mechanical background or skill to use tools to put the mixer together
  • An unwavering commitment to safety and following all safety requirements, including maintaining a clean work area
  • Good hand-eye coordination with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to thrive and excel in a diverse, multicultural environment
When performing the duties of your role, you will be required to:
  • Wear protective eyewear and a respirator, and may be required to wear protective gloves, aprons, smocks and boots. 
  • Occasionally be exposed to hot and/or cold conditions, solvents and chemical fumes
  • Frequently sit, stand and use hands or fingers to handle material
  • Occasionally climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
You will be required to wear PPE, including a respirator, and must be able to respond to an emergency alarm. Being able to pass respirator testing is required.

Typically, Mixing works a Monday-Friday day shift from 7 AM to the end of daily production, but you will need the flexibility to work any hours scheduled between 6 AM and 6 PM. Additionally, you'll work approximately 3 hours every other Saturday morning to disassemble the mixing equipment. 
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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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Reporting to the Production Manager, you will join the Manufacturing department and be responsible for performing the mixing and injection operation in lens production. The mixing and filling process must be completed with precision and exactness from the mixing stage, which takes 3 hours, to filling, ensuring the monomer is degassed so as not to create a bubble or leak. You will work independently at a fairly fast pace -- the mixing must be complete within 4 hours to as not to destroy the mix -- standing and moving, regularly and lifting up to 50 pounds (putting the monomer in the dolly). You'll leverage our tracking system to follow the product and be responsible for critical paperwork daily. 

More specifically, your essential functions will include:
  • Mixing all different types of monomer per the mixing procedure and recipe in the preparation for the injection process
  • Injecting monomer into mold assemblies as outlined in the company standard operating procedures
  • Following the priority order guidelines
  • Maintaining tracking accuracy
  • Inspecting assemblies for injection and film defects
Additional responsibilities will include:
  • Following the standard operating procedure for:
    • Loading cure ovens and vats
    • Cleaning injection equipment
    • Pre-gel time
    • Cleaning injection equipment
  • Ensuring a safe working environment by following all safety requirements while mixing and filling and specifically on the 1.67 process
  • Maintaining accurate production reports as required
  • Wearing a respirator 75% of the time (during mixing and filling)
You may also be required to perform other production tasks relating to the lens manufacturing processes.

This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.
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Why Join Us
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Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive wage and overtime opportunities, we offer an exceptional mix of first-rate benefits, including medical, dental and vision plans; a 401(k) plan with company match; paid-time-off (PTO); tuition reimbursement; comprehensive training through Essilor University; lens and frame benefits for you and your family; and more.

Exciting time
Essilor's recent merger with Luxottica has made us the world's largest player in the eyewear industry, and the ongoing integration will create opportunities for strong performers.

Truly living our values
At Specialty Lens Corporation, and across 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. 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.

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 understand that there will be a learning curve, and you'll have support, but we'll also look to you to be proactive about getting up to speed quickly. The pace here is fast but you'll also need to be careful and safety oriented. You can't be messy with the product or have any spills. You'll not only have to be aware of your own safety but the safety of others in the building.

In addition, to be an outstanding Mixing & Filling Operator, you will:
  • Be reliable and consistent, attending all of your shifts and arriving on time
  • Maintain a positive, upbeat demeanor and bring energy to the role
  • Build an eye for quality to make decisions about the product and communicate your judgment when there is a problem
  • Bring a drive to learn as you work with the team, including an inspector and engineer
  • Consistently meet production demands, delivering high-quality results
If this sounds like the right mix of challenge and opportunity, we look forward to hearing from you. 
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Specialty Lens Corporation 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 karonson@engage2excel.com.