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Senior Quality Engineer (Product Development)

Date:  Apr 7, 2021
Brand:  Oakley

Foothill Ranch, CA, US, 92610

Requisition ID: 337582 
Total Rewards: Benefits/Incentive Information


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 Senior 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 Senior 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 and the expected development timelines
  • Using your manufacturing process knowledge, provide actionable feedback to the Design Engineering team on risk assessment of new models
  • Effectively present information to the Manufacturing teams on the expected quality performance of new model releases
  • Lead the analysis of product failures using systematic root cause analysis, problem solving techniques, and designed experiments
  • Drive the usage of risk reduction tools such as FMEA and prototype testing at the appropriate project checkpoints during the New Product Development process
  • Display excellent level of customer service when working with other departments
  • Gain familiarity with the regulatory requirements applicable to the eyewear industry and drive adherence to those requirements
  • Guide and mentor other APQP – Engineers in quality tool use, and risk analysis
  • Coordinate international teams for procedural alignment across businesses
  • Lead and present updates on DMAIC projects for process or product improvements
  • Responsible for ownership and reporting of yield related KPIs
  • Efficiently assemble and present reports using Excel and Minitab
  • Maintain a clean/safe work area
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as needed



  • BS Degree in an engineering field
  • 5+ years in Engineering field (Quality, Design, Manufacturing)
  • 2+ years in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with MS Project and strength in managing projects with high time pressures
  • Strong organizing and self-prioritization skills to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply Statistical Quality Tools (i.e MSA, Cpk, SPC, Sampling Plans, Control Plans)
  • Excellent customer service
  • Ability to lead Corrective and Preventive Actions using a systematic approach to Root Cause Analysis
  • Ability to customize and implement risk mitigation tools such as DFMEA and PFMEA for efficient use in Oakley’s high time-pressure environment
  • Ability to interpret GD&T specifications in order to guide part measurement
  • Excellent leadership & interpersonal skills along with the ability to work with others positively



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