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Process Engineer

Brand:  Oakley

Foothill Ranch, CA, US, 92610

Requisition ID: 196944 

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.


Position requires knowledge of engineering techniques - Plan/conduct work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of engineering techniques. New approaches to problems while working closely on processes to qualify/sustain controls, troubleshoot issues and enhance operations. 



  • Ensuring all aspects of an operation/process meets specified EHS regulations.
  • Develop, document and maintain Process Capability metrics ,SPC Plans and PFMEAs
  • Ensuring the process works at the optimum level, to the right rate and quality of output, in order to meet KPI’s
  • Identifies and executes projects and initiatives using various Lean tools and methodologies including but not limited to Process Management, Visual Management, Standard Work, Root-Cause Problem-Solving (including methodologies like Six Sigma), VSM, and Kaizen.
  • Maximize the efficiency of equipment, tooling and personnel by developing process for Mfg
  • Design effective material work flow, floor space, and equipment layout with LEAN principles.
  • Proactively look for and recommend process improvements by using mechanization and automation to optimize both manufacturing and business processes.
  • Validate new releases for Mfg
  • Manage the Tooling Management Program in Cutting and TFC
  • Cross-functional teamwork to solve complex problems and recommend improvements (R&D, NPI, Finance, Production, Maintenance, Assembly, Customer)
  • Manage/prioritize multiple small scale projects in a dynamic fast paced environment.
  • Interface with internal engineering disciplines (mechanical, chemical, maintenance, tooling) to ensure coordinated design and complete engineering deliverables.
  • Coordinate and lead Cross-functional meetings and follow-up actions with the team
  • Able to prepare and present projects to the Executive Team
  • Able to benchmark global projects and lead global meetings



  • S. in Engineering (preferred Industrial)
  • 3+ years of related work experience
  • Good communication and ability to interface with related departments.
  • Strong experience using SPC
  • Skills in Math, problem solving, creative and critical thinking
  • Previous experience in a LEAN Manufacturing environment and Kanban systems
  • Demonstrate detailed analysis experience to make data-driven decisions.
  • Experience in leading operational excellence or complex projects in a high volume manufacturing environment.
  • Proven successfully managing shifting deadlines and priorities
  • Experience with AutoCAD
  • Advanced MS Office skills
  • Ability to implement processes that have delivered MEASURABLE KPI’s



  • Bilingual – English and Spanish.
  • Six Sigma / Lean
  • Minitab Software to perform/analyze DOEs

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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