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Cherry - Production Technician

Luxottica Group SpA

Luxottica Group SpA

Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2023

Cherry - Production Technician

Date:  Oct 27, 2023
Brand:  Essilor and Subsidiaries

Melvindale, MI, US, 48122

Requisition ID: 825346 

We are EssilorLuxottica, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of ophthalmic lenses, frames and sunglasses. The Company brings together the complementary expertise of two industry pioneers, one in advanced lens technologies and the other in the craftsmanship of iconic eyewear, to create a vertically integrated business that is uniquely positioned to address the world’s evolving vision needs and the global demand of a growing eyewear industry.


This position is located at Cherry Optical Lab in Melvindale, MI, a subsidiary of EssilorLuxottica.


With over 180,000 dedicated employees in 150 countries driving our iconic brands, our people are creative, entrepreneurial and celebrated for their unique perspectives and individuality. Committed to vision, we enable people to “see more and be more” thanks to our innovative designs and lens technologies, exceptional quality and cutting-edge processing methods. Every day we impact the lives of millions by changing the way people see the world.


Our unique business model and relentless pursuit of operational excellence ensures that consumers everywhere have access to products. Balancing speed, efficiency and proximity, the Company manages a global supply chain with cutting-edge technology, based on centralization for frames and on a capillary network for lens finishing and prescription laboratories. Greasing the wheels behind the scenes, our people in Operations are the backbone of our Company.


For this position, we are specifically seeking a candidate with experience in Finishing.


Production Technicians in an Optical Lab help produce eyeglasses to help improve lives by improving sight. Responsibilities involve working as a team to help create beautiful prescription eyewear in a production environment which may include operating machines to help prepare the lenses by helping to shape, clean, insert in matching frames and inspecting the final product for shipping a beautiful pair of eyeglasses to our valuable accounts to be worn by people eagerly awaiting their new pair of glasses.


You will focus on one of the following areas. You may be cross-trained in the future so that you may work in any area:

In surfacing, you may work as:

  • A Surface Blocker, utilizing the blocking machine to accurately secure a block to all lenses going through the surfacing department. You may also operate taping equipment to apply protective tape to the front of the lenses.
  • A Surface Finer/Polisher, operating the equipment used to fine and polish all lenses going through the surfacing department.
  • A Machine Operator, preparing and operating the automated machines in the surfacing process (tapers, generators, polishers, laser engravers, deblockers, detapers, spin coaters).
  • A Surface Inspector, checking lenses to ensure quality standards are met.

In the coating area, you may work as:

  • A Clipper, clipping and securing lenses into baskets to begin the coating process.
  • A Chamber Operator, preparing and operating the coating machine to coat the lenses properly. This will include:
    • Loading machine chemicals.
    • Loading and unloading sectors with lenses.
  • An Inspector, inspecting lenses to ensure that they are optically and cosmetically accurate.

In finishing, you may work as:

  • A Beveler, utilizing the bevel wheel to remove the sharp edges of the lens.
  • A Mounter, inserting edged lenses to ensure proper fit and alignment, and inserting lenses into the frame while ensuring proper fit.
  • An Edger Operator, using a variety of edging machines to cut lenses down to proper size and shape to fit the appropriate frame.
  • A Finish Layout preparer, readying uncut lenses for the edging process by outlining the center/alignment markings and affixing the chuck/block.
  • A Tinter, accurately tinting lenses.
  • A Final Inspector, checking lenses and frames to ensure quality standards are met.


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.

To be a good fit for the Production Technician opportunity, you will have:

  • 2+ years of experience in an optical lab or 3+ years of experience in other manufacturing.
  • Job experience will be considered in place of High school diploma or GED.
  • Anyone 18 years of age or older may apply.
  • Resume appreciated but not required.
  • The ability to meet measurable standards in a dynamic production environment. Depth perception, use of fine motor skills and manual dexterity.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Must be able to walk/stand for duration of the shift.
  • Be able perform repetitive movements with upper and lower extremities.
  • Must be able to regularly lift 10 pounds.


Employee pay is determined by multiple factors, including geography, experience, qualifications, skills and local minimum wage requirements. In addition, you may also be offered a competitive bonus and/or commission plan, which complements a first-class total rewards package Benefits/Incentive Information including health benefits, PTO, 401K, paid family leave, tuition reimbursement, and eyewear discounts.


Upon request and consistent with applicable laws, EssilorLuxottica 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 (be sure to provide your name and contact information so that we may follow up in a timely manner) or email


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: Detroit

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