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EssilorLuxottica Process Engineer - Polymer Science in Dudley, Massachusetts

Process Engineer - Polymer Science

Date: Mar 1, 2024

Brand: Essilor and Subsidiaries


Dudley, MA, US, 1571

Requisition ID: 826328

Store #: E01848 Lens Technos-Sust-Film Tech DUDL


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Gentex Optics is part of EssilorLuxottica, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of ophthalmic lenses, frames and sunglasses. The Dudley, MA facility is home to Operations, Global Lens Engineering, and Research and Development teams that work together to develop, pilot and manufacture, semi-finished, polycarbonate lenses for premium markets. We also supply coatings, inks, inserts and other innovative products to customers throughout the world.

Our team members bring our mission to life each and every day by helping people see a brighter world.


EssilorLuxottica is seeking a dynamic Polymer Science Engineer with experience in film processing to work on innovative processes, equipment, and materials who likes to work in a transversal and collaborative manner internationally within a dynamic and innovative team.

This position will have the opportunity to work within a rich and diverse resource team collaborating with others in R&D, Engineering, Operations, vendors, etc.

Develop Sun products and their manufacturing processes for the ophthalmic lens business (color compounding, film extrusion, film-to-film lamination, thermoforming etc.)

Lead studies & projects in the field of films and laminates to deliver solutions to our internal customers. You will participate in industrial projects in line with these new technologies and will transfer the knowledge to zones engineering teams.


  • Conduct hands-on experimental work which includes:

  • Adhesive formulation, application and curing

  • Film preparation and surface treatments

  • Film to film lamination experiments

  • Film and laminates characterization

  • Films and Laminates forming experiments

  • Provide input towards materials selection based on a fundamental knowledge of their physical and chemical properties

  • Provide input toward successful experimental designs

  • Provide meaningful data using analytical techniques for material characterization

  • Utilize and demonstrate rigorous data analysis and statistical/scientific approach in process, product and material evaluation.

  • Document results using scientific methodology

  • Provide support in writing lab protocols, SOPs and PCPs

  • Provide support and create initial cost models for projects and investments.

  • Coordinate technicians within the department in support of assigned projects.

  • Participate as an active member of a development team

  • Provide oral and written communications to collaborators, project team and management

  • Provide inputs to the Sun products technology Roadmap

  • Support and promote innovation and competitive intelligence


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in an Engineering discipline, equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Experience in film processing techniques,

  • Ability to document process, experimental results and data analysis with technical memos, and presentations

  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional working groups, skill levels and expertise in a global environment

  • Demonstrate a spirit of innovation, a willingness to suggest and the ability to support the implementation of modifications of existing equipment and processes

  • Proactive in learning about many technologies


  • Degree preferably in Polymer Science, Polymer Engineering or Chemical Engineering with Mechanical aptitudes, equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Experience preferably film-to- film lamination

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 may include health care, retirement savings, paid time off/vacation, and various employee 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 in the US receive preference in accordance with Tribal Law.

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