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Product Development Quality Engineer

Date:  Feb 14, 2021
Brand:  Oakley

Foothill Ranch, CA, US, 92610

Requisition ID: 297811 

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 APQP Quality Engineer will be supporting the New Product Development process to minimize the risk of product failures both in the manufacturing process and at the end-user. Through use of continuous improvement, data analysis, and effective use of lessons learned, the APQP Engineer will become an expert in product failure prevention at the early stages of development.



  • Work side-by-side with Design and Project Engineering, towards the development of new eyewear models that meet both the expected quality requirements as well as the expected development timelines.
  • Effectively present information to the Manufacturing teams on the expected quality performance of new models with regards to production yields and quality concerns.
  • Lead the analysis of product failures using systematic root cause analysis, problem solving techniques, and designed experiments.
  • Drive the use of risk reduction tools such as FMEA and prototype testing at the appropriate project checkpoints during the New Product Development process.
  • Effectively prioritize work tasks associated with concurrent fast-paced projects
  • Efficiently assemble and present reports using Excel and Minitab.
  • Display excellent level of customer service when working with other departments



  • BS Degree
  • 5+ years of experience in Quality/Engineering field
  • Ability to manage work activities with high time pressures
  • Strong organizing skills to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply Statistical Quality Tools (i.e MSA, Cpk, SPC, Sampling Plans, Control Plans)
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to use a systematic approach to Root Cause Analysis
  • Experience leading the use of risk mitigation tools (DFMEA, PFMEA)
  • Ability to interpret Engineering dimensional specifications in order to guide part measurement
  • Leadership & interpersonal skills along with the ability to work with others positively.
  • Ability to use data systems to interpret and report on data analysis (Excel, Minitab)



  • ASQ CQE Certification
  • Green Belt / Six Sigma Certification
  • Experience with Design for Six Sigma tools
  • CAD and 3D modeling software knowledge
  • Experience with plastic injection molding (Desirable)
  • Chinese or Italian fluency is a plus

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

Job Segment: Merchandising, Apparel, Garment, Six Sigma, Retail, Fashion, Management

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