Production Associate - 1st ShiftMN - Waite Park**Build a Progressive Career with a Growing Global Industry Leader**Essilor of America, Inc. (Essilor), is the leading manufacturer and wholesaler of prescription lenses in the United States. Everyone has an opportunity for growth in all areas of our company.**Excellent training · advancement opportunities · great culture · competitive pay · great benefits****What's in it for me?**+ This is a full-time position!+ The starting rate is **$16.00/hour** PLUS a **shift differential of $1.50** for 2nd shift or **$2.00** for 3rd shift.+ You have up to 4 weeks of paid on-the-job training!+ Enjoy the stability and resources of a growing global organization -- our recent combination with Luxottica has made us the world's largest player in the eyewear industry.+ Benefits include medical, vision, dental, 401k (employer match up to 6% with immediate vesting), vacation, PTO pay, tuition reimbursement, opportunity to be an employee shareholder by participating in Boost (own a part of the company you are working for) with a dollar for dollar match up to 4 shares.Our vision plan is the best vision plan you will find. We want our employees and their families to have access to a free eye exam and experience our Essilor products first hand so they can immediately benefit from better sight and witness the power of our new premium technologies!**Key highlights:**+ Free eye exam+ Frame allowance up to $180 with access to brand names including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Gucci, Prada, and other Luxottica brands+ Lens copay only $30 including all lens upgrades and Essilor premium products+ Minimal cost to add your dependents**Locally at DBL & Precision:**+ We also offer $400 per year after 6 months of employment towards lenses & glasses. Families also receive discounts on glasses & lenses, free lens coating (tinted, glare, blue light filter).**What are the working hours of 2nd & 3rd shift?**+ 2nd Shift: Monday-Friday 3pm- 11pm.+ 3rd Shift: Sunday-Thursday 11pm - 7am.+ Overtime will be required during our peak seasons.**What will I be doing?**Production Associates in an Optical Lab help create 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.**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 Associate opportunity, you will have:**+ If you have experience, great! If not, that's ok too...we will train you!+ Job experience will be considered in place of high school diploma or GED.+ Anyone 18 years of age or older may apply.+ Manufacturing experience a plus.+ 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 the duration of the shift.+ Be able to perform repetitive movements with upper and lower extremities.+ Must be able to regularly lift 10 pounds.**Important COVID-19 considerations:**Face coverings / masks required; On-Site Health Checks; Sick employees stay home or go home; Limit entry points for health checks; On-going disinfecting cleaning common areas, work stations and equipment, vending machines, doorknobs, etc.; Limit Visitors.**We look forward to speaking with you about your interest in joining our team, sharing our culture and why we love working at Essilor! Click the "Apply Now" button to get started.**_Essilor of America, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status._If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at michael.samson@essilorusa.com.
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