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Automation Engineer

Brand:  Oakley

Foothill Ranch, CA, US, 92610

Requisition ID: 211064 

Oakley, Inc. is a sport and lifestyle brand, driven to ignite the imagination through the fusion of art and science. Building on its legacy of innovative, market-leading optical technology, the company manufactures and distributes high performance sunglasses, prescription lenses and frames, goggles, apparel, footwear, and accessories.

The essence of the brand is communicated through hundreds of professional and amateur athletes who depend on Oakley products to provide them with the very best while they redefine what is physically possible.

Oakley is part of Luxottica, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion, luxury and sports eyewear. Our wholesale network covers more than 150 countries and our retail presence consists of over 9,100 retail stores across the globe.

In North America, our wholesale business is the home to other global brands like Ray-Ban and many of the top fashion house brands. Our leading retail brands include; LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut, Pearle Vision, Target Optical and Sears Optical. We are also home to EyeMed, the fastest growing vision care company in the United States.


The Automation Engineer helps shape the future of automated eyewear assembly! The individual is a hands-on problem solver and self-starter who takes pride in and has a successful track-record of designing, building and implementing automated assembly systems. The Engineer is involved in all the phases of the projects including initial planning, detailed design, construction, commissioning and release.



  • Creates automation and machine design requirements
  • Actively participates in design review, machine wiring, programming, sourcing and deployment on the manufacturing floor
  • Coordinates internal/external resources with Gantt charts to deliver projects on time within scope
  • Designs PLC/HMI/Robotics (programming & creation of technical documents such as IO map, user requirements, functional specifications, detailed design specifications)
  • Creates automation and machine design requirements including 3D drawing design, wiring, programming, safety features, and sourcing
  • Details control schemes with wiring and system drawings for automation projects
  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies and proactively recommends revisions and/or improvement
  • Engages in project planning to identify automation opportunities
  • Prepares cost estimates and written technical proposals
  • Generates network communication protocols for various control equipment
  • Develops mechanical/electronic controls integrating assembly stations, 6 axis handling devices and conveyance devices
  • Generates appropriate documentation during each phase of the project: project scope, BOM, Gantt charts, work instructions
  • Improves standards for assembly by working with process, tooling, design and quality engineers to promote defect-free processes.
  • Interacts cross functionally from concept through test runs through the released manufacturing process



  • BS in Engineering
  • 4+ years prior experience in automation
  • Experience in start-up and scaling of high volume production, with an emphasis on ergonomic design, yield improvement, labor and cost reduction
  • Development and introduction of new automations in manufacturing plants
  • Electromechanical systems and assembly process automation experience
  • PLC programming proficient (Ladder Logic and Structured Text) and HMI development (c# language)
  • 3D CAD modeling proficient
  • Vision system and 6-Axis robotics programming/integration knowledge
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical, and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to multitask and complete targets under minimal supervision
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, including team collaboration
  • Understanding of sensors, robotics, complex mechanical designs and various controls for automated systems
  • Good project management skills with ability to create technical documentation and track project status and KPIs
  • Understanding of timeliness, budget, and quality



  • CREO proficiency
  • Cognex, PPT, DVT, or Fanuc knowledge
  • ABB Collaborative Robots, ABB and Denso robots
  • Omron PLC structured text programming
  • Consumer Eyewear Industry
  • Microsoft Project proficiency
  • Lean or SPC Training

Upon request and consistent with applicable laws, Luxottica will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities who need assistance in the application and hiring process.  To request a reasonable accommodation, please call the Luxottica Ethics Compliance Hotline at 1-888-887-3348 or e-mail (be sure to provide your name and contact information for either option so that we may follow up in a timely manner). 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, social origin, social condition, being perceived as a victim of domestic violence, sexual aggression or stalking, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, ancestry, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information or any other characteristics protected by law.  Native Americans receive preference in accordance with Tribal Law.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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