Process Engineer, Lens Manufacturing

About you:

You have  a thorough understanding of all modern ophthalmic manufacturing systems, processes, products, and practices. You are comfortable working with all process machinery, machinery communications protocols, lens calculation software, LMS use and configurations, lens quality analysis, hard coating and AR coating systems and processes, and precision automated lens centering and edging machinery. You can efficiently neutralize prescriptions with auto and manual lens meter systems and understand the results at an advanced level. You understand optical tolerances and can make objective decisions based on measured results. You are a person that people love to work with. You enjoy sharing your knowledge and are a patient and positive mentor to your peers. You have an avid interest in emerging technology and want to share your experience as we build the future’s products today.

What you’ll do:

  • Assist with the development, build, and commissioning of a non-conventional modern ophthalmic production facility
  • Assist with the development and deployment of a smooth and efficient process flow
  • Assist with the manufacturing and daily quality analysis and reporting of products produced
  • Educate your fellow team members in ophthalmic lens analysis and production processes
  • Use your extensive ophthalmic manufacturing skills to assist in the development of current and emerging products
  • Develop standard operating procedures
  • Use root cause analysis processes to discover and resolve systemic problems
  • Use your personal people network to help recruit and build our team with the very best in the industry
  • Become proficient at each process step and be willing to help wherever needed

What you'll need:

  • Extensive experience working in a modern ophthalmic manufacturing facility
  • Experience working with all machinery and software used in modern ophthalmic manufacturing processes
  • Natural logical deductive problem resolution skills
  • Methods to  resolve machine and process issues efficiently
  • Experience using and maintaining commercial LMS systems
  • Optician level skills in neutralizing prescription lenses, both mounted and unmounted
  • A team oriented work style and the highest of respect and professionalism towards your work family

Bonus points for:

  • Knowledge of Serial and TCP data communication protocols
  • Knowledge of the VCA data communication protocol
  • Opticians licensing (current or otherwise)
  • Experience with the Innovations LMS system
  • AR coating lab experience. Previous AR and / or hard coating training
  • Equipment repair and maintenance training from Schneider, MEI, A&R, SatisLoh, Leybold, or others
  • A wide network of technical ophthalmic manufacturing contacts
  • People leadership experience

Feel like you can’t tick all the boxes above? If you have some of the skills and experience that we’re looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply!

Why North:

Day-to-day, we challenge each other to constantly raise the bar, encourage unconventional thinking to achieve innovative breakthroughs, and are passionately committed to surpassing our goals. We advocate a healthy lifestyle and promote continuous learning in a flexible work environment. Most of all, we set visionary goals, and we’re passionate about building the best, most impactful products that people will love.

About us:

North, formerly Thalmic Labs, builds products that change the way we see and engage with our world. North’s latest product, Focals, are custom-built glasses with a display only the wearer can see. Focals let you see texts, get turn-by-turn directions, check the weather, request an Uber, ask Alexa, and more — seamlessly and immediately. Founded in 2012, North has grown to a world-leading team of engineers, researchers, designers, and creators committed to building a future where technology is there when you need it and gone when you don’t, hidden by design.